Ocular Complications of Congenital Infections
This article summarizes the ocular complications of the 5 infections typically represented by the acronym TORCHES (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and syphilis), as well as others, including newer pathogens such as the human immunodeficiency, West Nile, and Zika viruses. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - February 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Khazaeni, L. M. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, HIV/AIDS Medicines, Syphilis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
Title: Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - January 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - January 17, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, AIDS, Nursing, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

HIV treatment makes patients MORE susceptible to syphilis
HAART - a drug treatment used for HIV infection - might be the reason behind rising rates of syphilis, a new study warns. Rates are 107 times higher in gay/bisexual men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - January 17, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, AIDS, Nursing, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis
If confirmed, this makes STI screening in gay and bisexual men an even greater priority Related items fromOnMedica UK HIV diagnosis rates twice as high as western Europe Rate of syphilis in London is three times higher than rest of England Antibiotic resistance prompts STI treatment overhaul Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 -- Gay and bisexual men taking antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infection may be at increased risk for syphilis, new research contends. Based on a review of available evidence, the investigators concluded that the drugs may... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

HIV treatment might boost susceptibility to syphilis, say researchers
(BMJ) The antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection might inadvertently be boosting gay/bisexual men's susceptibility to the bacteria responsible for syphilis, Treponema pallidum, conclude researchers in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak: UBC study
(University of British Columbia) Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gonorrhea and syphilis infections in Alberta still at outbreak levels
Sexually transmitted infections in Alberta are still at outbreak levels and health experts want the provincial government to spend more on prevention. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Syphilis could become impossible to treat after STI has become resistant to antibiotics
Researchers from the University of Zurch, Switzerland, have found 90 per cent of a new strain of syphilis samples they analysed were resistant to antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Removing Your Pubic Hair Is Linked To A Heightened Risk Of STIs
The Question: Does waxing, plucking or shaving your pubic hair come with added risk for sexually transmitted infections?  Yes, according to new research that links the frequency of pubic grooming with the added risk of certain sexually transmitted infections.  The new study, which surveyed 7,580 nationally representative adults across the U.S., finds that people who practice “extreme grooming” ― removing all of their pubic hair more than 11 times per year ― or “high frequency” grooming ― trimming pubic hair daily or weekly ― have a 3.5- to four-fold heightened risk for co...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk
Conclusion This US questionnaire-based study aimed to assess the link between the grooming of pubic hair and lifetime history of STIs. The findings showed that grooming was associated with a higher rate of STIs. The study has strengths in that it included a large number of both men and women with a very small number excluded from the analysis. The team made attempts to make the survey as fair as possible and provided a laptop computer and free internet service to those without access to the internet. They also carried out a pilot survey to make sure it was valid and easy to understand. However there are some important limi...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Study: Over-grooming pubic hair increases risk for STIs
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Frequent groomers of pubic hair are 3 to 4 times more likely to contract a sexually transmitted infection, such as herpes, HPV or syphilis, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Re-emergence of syphilis traced to pandemic strain cluster
Over the last few decades, an age-old infectious disease has been re-emerging globally: syphilis. Using techniques to analyze low levels of DNA, an international research team has now shown that all syphilis strains from modern patient samples share a common ancestor from the 1700s. Furthermore, their research demonstrates that strains dominating infections today originate from a pandemic cluster that emerged after 1950, and these strains share a worrying trait: resistance to the second-line antibiotic azithromycin. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ocular Syphilis -- Eight Jurisdictions, U.S., 2014-2015 Ocular Syphilis -- Eight Jurisdictions, U.S., 2014-2015
Syphilis rates have increased in the United States since 2000, and so has ocular syphilis--predominantly in HIV+ men, as these recent clusters demonstrate.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of a Commercially Available Rapid Syphilis Test Evaluation of a Commercially Available Rapid Syphilis Test
Might a newly approved rapid treponemal syphilis screening test, the Syphilis Health Check, be a feasible alternative when standard testing is impractical or unavailable?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

As STD rates rise, so will costs, local stakeholders say
The rates of sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea have reached new highs in the U.S., while reported cases of syphilis rose by roughly 90 percent in Allegheny County, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For stakeholders in both public and private health care, those increases may have sweeping implications for the health care providers working to contain the spread of these diseases, as well as the costs associated with treating them. According… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 10, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Rising Ocular Syphilis Rates Merit Rapid Intervention Rising Ocular Syphilis Rates Merit Rapid Intervention
Rising ocular syphilis rates merit immediate neurosyphilis treatment and ophthalmology referral for patients diagnosed with syphilis and eye findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ocular Syphilis — Eight Jurisdictions, United States, 2014–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 3, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

STIs Jump in Men With HIV, or on PrEP (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Boston clinic sees'near astronomical'rise in some syphilis and other diseases (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 31, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Sexually transmitted diseases at all-time high
Despite prevention efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high in the U.S. In a new report, the CDC says rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia increased in 2015, and more 110 million people have infections. Mayo Clinic experts want to educate people about [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

'Significant increase' noted in syphilis cases, Toronto Public Health says
Toronto Public Health says it is aware of a "significant increase" in the number of infectious syphilis cases reported in the city last year and in the first six months of this year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Don't Forget What You Can't See: A Case of Ocular Syphilis Don't Forget What You Can't See: A Case of Ocular Syphilis
This case describes an unusual presentation of ocular syphilis in an HIV patient.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Roche Receives 510(K) Clearance from FDA for Treponema Pallidum Assay to Aid Clinicians in the Diagnosis of Syphilis Infection
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a fully automated assay for the detecti... Diagnostics, FDA Roche Group, Treponema, syphilis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ocular Syphilis Linked to HIV (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Surge outpaces other forms of the disease in one state (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSM Syphilis Rates'Astounding' (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 100-fold higher than in straight men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

"Testing in the East": An Episode in Cold War Bioethics
Co-author: Ulf Schmidt, Professor of Modern History, University of Kent, Canterbury, England In 2013 the influential German magazine Der Spiegel published an expose about clinical trials conducted by Western drug companies in East Germany during the Cold War. The magazine reported that at least 50,000 people had been test subjects for around 900 studies done by manufacturers that included leading companies from Switzerland, the United States, and West Germany. Fifty hospitals were sites of the research, including the prestigious Charite in East Berlin. The principle motivation for the East Germans was money: they despera...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 776 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Syphilis
[New Zimbabwe] MORE than 770 pregnant women tested positive for syphilis between January and June this year in the Midlands province, an official in the ministry of health has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Do Invisible Health Problems Exist?
This morning, I awoke to find that I had been copied on dozens of Twitter message exchanges among several people who were discussing the pathology of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, among human beings and mice. My first thought was "Seriously?! It's too early for this!" My second thought was "well, David, your Twitter sure has evolved from your pre-Lyme days when you used it mostly to promote vapid celebrity interviews." As I began my morning caffeine ritual and read through each of the messages, I gained a new appreciation for some of the real complexities of "in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Releases New Guidelines to Treat Drug-Resistant STIs
[Focus] New guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and are generally curable with antibiotics. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why Is An Obscure Study About Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria So Popular Online?
"Who knew there would be so much interest in a biomechanics paper??!!" Those are the words--and the multiple exclamation points--of Tara Moriarty, proprietor of the Moriarty Lab, an infectious diseases research lab that studies primarily Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Moriarty is the principal investigator of a new academic paper from the University of Toronto that details the mechanism by which Bb "crawl" through the body. Scientific American is among the many mainstream outlets that discussed the findings, which may represent a major step in making t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines for the treatment of 3 common sexually transmitted infections
These new guidelines have been published by the World Health Organisation for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The new recommendations are based on the latest available evidence on the most effective treatments for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Antibiotics may soon be useless against gonorrhea
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The WHO released new treatment guidelines for gonorrhea, as well as syphilis and chlamydia, because of their growing resistance to antibiotics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: WHO revise STD treatment guidelines as threat of antibiotic resistance escalates
Prompted by rapidly increasing resistance to antibiotics, the WHO have revised treatment guidelines for three STDs: gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Nigeria: 214.6 Million People Affected By Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis Annually - WHO
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday disclosed that worldwide a total of 214. 6 million people are infected with three most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) - chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis annually even as it raised alarm that they are becoming more difficult to treat with some antibiotics due to misuse and overuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PHE bulletin, August 2016
The latest bulletin from Public Health England includes updates on systemic anticancer treatment data, measles vaccination advice, cyclospora travel advice and a report on syphilis. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 1, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA releases July 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD July 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 236 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 220 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 16 DEVICE: Dakin's Skin and Wound Cleanser CENTURY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 510(k) NO: K150208(Traditional) ATTN: Stephen Deardorff PHONE NO : 1 317 8494210 10377 HAGUE RD. SE DECISION MADE: 21-JUL-16 INDIANAPOLIS IN 46256 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: Sheath Introducer BIOTEQUE CORP. 510(k) NO: K150932(Traditional) ATTN: Simon Lin PHONE NO : 886 2 25710269 5 F-6, NO. 2...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis
The World Health Organisation has published new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The new recommendations are based on the latest available evidence on the most effective treatments for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA releases June 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD June 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 258 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 235 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 23 DEVICE: ORAL BOND STEINER LABORATORIES 510(k) NO: K142130(Traditional) ATTN: GREGORY G STEINER PHONE NO : 866 3171348 1051 Olsen Street, Building 3611 SE DECISION MADE: 06-JUN-16 Henderson NV 89011 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: QiF Blood and Fluid Warmer Quality in Flow Ltd. 510(k) NO: K150404(Traditional) ATTN: Neta Sherman PHONE NO : 972 54 6600146 3A Bazel St. POB 10159 SE DECISION MA...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts New WHO STI Guidelines Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts New WHO STI Guidelines
With antibiotic options becoming more limited for common sexually transmitted infections, most notably gonorrhea, the WHO has updated treatment recommendations for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 31, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO - Antibiotic Resistance Forces Updates to Recommended Treatment for STIs
[UN News] The United Nations health agency has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis - in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Issues New STI Treatment Guidelines (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The World Health Organization has released new guidelines for treating gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia given their increasing resistance to treatment. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 31, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance prompts STI treatment overhaul
WHO issues new guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis Related items fromOnMedica Tackling antimicrobial resistance GPs prescribing outdated antibiotics for gonorrhoea Rate of syphilis in London is three times higher than rest of England Doctors told to halve inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions by 2020 Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis are building up resistance to antibiotics
Updating its guidelines on Tuesday, the WHO urged a new approach to treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis for the first time since 2003. The new alert urges doctors not to over-prescribe antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN health agency: Antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections
The United Nations health agency has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

GPs urged to be vigilant for syphilis after cases soared 22% in 2015
Cases of syphilis rose by 22% over the last year, and GPs must keep in mind the ways the disease can manifest itself when seeing patients, Public Health England (PHE) has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 25, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: 11 Sexual Health Source Type: news