One million new cases of sexually transmitted disease diagnosed each day, WHO warns

(Natural News) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are contracted every day, with chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis infections being the most worrisome. The WHO report, based on 2016 global data, showed that there were 156 million new cases of trichomoniasis, 127 million cases of...
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This study aimed to characterize HIV prevalence and care cascade among MSM and TGW in Kigali. METHODS: MSM and TGW ≥ 18 years were recruited using respondent-driven sampling (RDS) from March-August 2018 in Kigali. Participants underwent a structured interview including measures of individual, network and structural determinants. HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) including syphilis, Neisseria gonorrhoea (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) were tested. Viral load was measured for MSM living with HIV. Robust Poisson regression was used to characterize the determinants of HIV infection and eng...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence and incidence of urethral and rectal STIs were high among these South African MSM and TGW, and were similar to rates in other settings in the world. Clinical symptoms from these infections were rare, highlighting limitations of syndromic surveillance and suggesting the need for presumptive testing and/or treatment to address the STI epidemic among MSM/TGW in South Africa. PMID: 33000886 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
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This article summarizes a presentation by Allison Agwu, MD, ScM, at the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) annual continuing education program held in New York, New York, in September 2019. PMID: 32886466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in antiviral medicine - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Top Antivir Med Source Type: research
Report notes increase in diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (n=468,342, increase 5%), gonorrhoea (n=70,936; 26%), syphilis (n=7,982; 10%), and Mycoplasma genitalium (5,311; 196%) since 2018, but decreases in first episode genital warts in 15 to 17 year olds.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The sexually transmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia (CT) and gonorrhea (NG) are often asymptomatic in women and undetected by syndromic management, leading to complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. Molecular testing, such as the GeneXpert CT/NG assay, is highly sensitive, but cost restraints preclude implementation of these technologies in resource-limited settings. Pooled testing is one strategy to reduce the cost per sample, but the extent of savings depends on disease prevalence. The current study describes a pooling strategy based on identification of sociodemographic an...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Bacteriology Source Type: research
In 2018, 21 (41%) jurisdictions had begun reporting gender identity for sexually transmitted disease case notifications sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among jurisdictions with ≥70% of cases with reported gender identity and sex, 1.0% of primary and secondary syphilis cases were identified as transgender and 71% of transgender women with syphilis were concurrently coded as being male sex.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Notes Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS.—: Recently, there has been rapid development of new POC tests for STIs. Although there are inexpensive, rapid, and accurate POC tests available for syphilis, there are few such tests available for the diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomonas, and currently none with the ability to detect antimicrobial resistance in N gonorrhoeae. Research evaluating implementation strategies for the currently available tests and the development of additional POC tests that are rapid, accurate, and affordable are urgently needed to address the rising number of STIs worldwide. PMID: 32810868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Pathol Lab Med Source Type: research
Authors: Lederman E, Blackwell A, Tomkus G, Rios M, Stephen B, Rivera A, Farabaugh P Abstract OBJECTIVES: Correctional settings (prisons, jails, detention facilities) provide a unique opportunity to screen for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among correctional populations with a high prevalence of infection. Immigrant detainees are a distinct and poorly described correctional population. The main objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of a national STI screening program for immigrant detainees. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We developed an opt-out STI testing program that included electronic h...
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
Conclusions We describe a 24% curable STI prevalence among women at risk for HIV exposure who were planning for pregnancy. These data highlight the importance of integrating laboratory-based STI screening into safer conception programs to maximize the health of HIV-affected women, children, and families.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Notes Source Type: research
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