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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30418418/text-messaging-after-hiv-and-sti-screening-do-patients-profiles-matter
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Pénélope Troude, Christophe Segouin, Christelle Duteil, Marc Shelly, Elise de La Rochebrochard
BACKGROUND: Text messaging after STI/HIV screening may be a cost-effective means of improving patient care, but it may not be appropriate for all patients. This study aimed to explore the profiles of patients who did not participate in an SMS program after STI/HIV testing. METHODS: During October 2016, 396 patients in Paris were screened for STI/HIV and were invited to complete an anonymous self-administered questionnaire. Patients were offered the possibility of being notified by SMS after testing and 68% accepted (SMS group) whereas 32% did not (no-SMS group)...
November 8, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30418417/note-high-interest-in-doxycycline-for-sexually-transmitted-infection-post-exposure-prophylaxis-doxycycline-pep-in-a-multi-city-survey-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm-using-a-social-networking-app
#2
Matthew A Spinelli, Hyman M Scott, Eric Vittinghoff, Albert Y Liu, Kenneth Coleman, Susan P Buchbinder
Current strategies to prevent sexually-transmitted infections (STI) are not controlling the epidemic. Doxycycline STI post-exposure prophylaxis' efficacy (doxycycline-PEP) shows promise in pilot studies, but wider acceptability is unknown. A majority (84%) of diverse individuals using a gay social-networking app were interested in doxycycline-PEP. Doxycycline-PEP should be examined in larger trials.
November 8, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30395105/hepatitis-a-outbreak-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-yokohama-japan-january-to-may-2018
#3
Yukihiro Yoshimura, Hiroshi Horiuchi, Kenji Sawaki, Nobuyuki Miyata, Makoto Kumazaki, Shuzo Usuku, Natsuo Tachikawa
Between January and May in 2018, 17 male cases of hepatitis A were reported in Yokohama, Japan. Of these, 14 identified as men who have sex with men (MSM). The viral sequence in this outbreak was same as that of the recent European and Taiwanese outbreaks strain.
October 31, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30383620/evaluation-of-four-algorithms-to-identify-incident-syphilis-among-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-engaged-in-primary-care
#4
Timothy William Menza, Kenneth Levine, Chris Grasso, Kenneth Mayer
We developed four algorithms for syphilis among HIV-positive MSM engaged in primary care in 2016-2017. Clinician-based diagnosis from chart reviews was the gold standard. Sensitivities ranged from 74.2% to 93.9%. Specificities were >99% with positive and negative predictive values >95%. Algorithms that incorporated treatment data performed best.
October 31, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30383619/evaluating-the-impact-of-housing-status-on-gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-screening-in-an-hiv-primary-care-setting
#5
Angelo Clemenzi-Allen, Wendy Hartogensis, Stephanie E Cohen, Monica Gandhi, Elvin Geng, Katerina Christopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Gonorrhea and chlamydia (GC/CT) testing falls below recommended rates for people living with HIV (PLWH) in routine care. Despite evidence that homelessness and unstable housing (HUH) negatively impacts clinical outcomes for PLWH, little is known about GC/CT screening for HUH PLWH in routine care METHODS: Using an observational cohort of PWLH establishing care at a large publicly funded HIV clinic in San Francisco between February, 2013 - December, 2014 and with at least one primary care visit (PCV) before February 2016, we assessed GC/CT testing for HUH (staying outdoors, in shelters, in vehicles, or in places not made for habitation in the last year) compared to stably housed patients...
October 31, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30365463/eviction-as-a-social-determinant-of-sexual-health-outcomes
#6
Kathryn M Leifheit, Jacky M Jennings
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 25, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30365462/increased-discrimination-of-treponema-pallidum-strains-by-subtyping-with-a-four-component-system-incorporating-a-mononucleotide-tandem-repeat-in-rspa
#7
Allan Pillay, Min-Kuang Lee, Tom Slezak, Samantha S Katz, Yongcheng Sun, Kai-Hua Chi, Muhammad Morshed, Susan Philip, Ronald C Ballard, Cheng Y Chen
A guanine mononucleotide repeat (MNR) in the rpsA (tp0279) gene was evaluated for improved strain discrimination using 72 Treponema pallidum-positive specimens. The tandem repeat combined with the enhanced CDC typing system (ECDCT) resulted in increased discrimination and should be useful for molecular epidemiologic studies on syphilis especially in outbreaks and among MSM.
October 25, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30363030/provision-of-sti-services-in-a-mobile-clinic-reveals-high-unmet-need-in-remote-areas-of-south-africa-a-cross-sectional-study
#8
Charlotte M Hoffman, Nontembeko Mbambazela, Phumzile Sithole, Servaas A Morré, Jan Henk Dubbink, Jean Railton, James A McIntyre, Marleen M Kock, Remco P H Peters
BACKGROUND: The burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in areas of sub-Saharan Africa with poor access to healthcare services is not well documented. In remote areas of South Africa we investigated the prevalence of STIs and approaches to providing STI services through a mobile clinic. METHODS: We recruited 251 adult women visiting a mobile clinic that normally provides general health education and screening services, but not STI care. Clinical and sexual history was obtained and vaginal specimens were tested for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium infection and for C...
October 22, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30363029/rapid-syphilis-testing-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-outreach-settings-evaluation-of-test-performance-and-impact-on-time-to-treatment
#9
Oluyomi Obafemi, Karen Wendel, Teri Anderson, Tracy Scott, Sarah E Rowan, Emily A Travanty, Cornelis A Rietmeijer
BACKGROUND: Rapid syphilis tests (RST) may shorten time to syphilis diagnosis and treatment while enhancing access to testing in outreach settings. There is limited data on the performance of RST in outreach settings in the US. METHODS: We offered RST (Syphilis Health Check™) at six outreach sites to men who reported having sex with men and no prior history of syphilis. Clients accepting RST were also tested with laboratory-based Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) and reflex Treponema pallidum Particle Agglutination (TPPA) assay when RPR and/or RST were positive...
October 22, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30363028/altered-appearance-of-secondary-syphilis-rash-within-a-pre-existing-tattoo
#10
Elaine Thomas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 22, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30363027/using-an-email-alert-to-improve-identification-of-pregnancy-status-for-women-with-syphilis-florida-2017-2018
#11
James M Matthias, Gayle Keller, Daniel George, Craig Wilson, Thomas A Peterman
BACKGROUND: Congenital syphilis can be prevented if syphilis is treated early in pregnancy. Identifying women with syphilis who are pregnant facilitates prioritization for follow-up. In 2016, Florida reported 1,062 female syphilis cases, aged 15-44 years, and 160 (15%) cases were missing pregnancy status. The Florida Department of Health developed a system-generated weekly email notification sent to local program staff for all female syphilis investigations with unknown pregnancy status...
October 22, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30363026/reimagining-health-communication-a-non-inferiority-randomized-controlled-trial-of-crowdsourced-intervention-in-china
#12
Weiming Tang, Jessica Mao, Chuncheng Liu, Katie Mollan, Ye Zhang, Songyuan Tang, Michael Hudgens, Wei Ma, Dianmin Kang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: Crowdsourcing, the process of shifting individual tasks to a large group, may be useful for health communication, making it more people-centered. We aimed to evaluate whether a crowdsourced video is non-inferior to a social marketing video in promoting condom use. METHODS: Men who have sex with men (MSM) (≥16 years old, had condomless sex within three months) were recruited and randomly assigned to watch one of the two videos in 2015. The crowdsourced video was developed through an open contest and the social marketing video was designed by using social marketing principles...
October 22, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30363025/antimicrobial-resistance-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-proceedings-of-the-star-sexually-transmitted-infection-clinical-trial-group-programmatic-meeting
#13
Anthony D Cristillo, Claire C Bristow, Elizabeth Torrone, Jo-Anne Dillon, Robert D Kirkcaldy, Huan Dong, Yonatan H Grad, Robert A Nicholas, Peter A Rice, Kenneth Lawrence, David Oldach, William Maurice Shafer, Pei Zhou, Teodora E Wi, Sheldon R Morris, Jeffrey D Klausner
The goal of the Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinical Trial Group's (STI-CTG) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) meeting was to assemble experts from academia, government, non-profit and industry to discuss the current state of research, gaps and challenges in research and technology as well as priorities and new directions to address the continued emergence of multi-drug resistant NG infections. Topics discussed at the meeting, that will be the focus of this article, include AMR NG global surveillance initiatives, the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) and bioinformatics to understand mutations associated with AMR, mechanisms of AMR, and novel antibiotics, vaccines and other methods to treat AMR NG...
October 22, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30334869/where-do-people-go-for-gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-tests-a-cross-sectional-view-of-the-central-indiana-population-2003-2014
#14
Teresa A Batteiger, Brian E Dixon, Jane Wang, Zuoyi Zhang, Guoyu Tao, Yan Tong, Wanzhu Tu, Sarah A Hoover, Janet N Arno
BACKGROUND: Despite major efforts to control their spread, reported sexually transmitted infections (STI) are increasing. Using data from a mid-sized Midwest metropolitan area, we examined the settings in which individuals are tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia in relation to demographics and test result to determine where interventions may best be focused. METHODS: A de-identified and integrated registry, containing records from all patients tested for an STI from 2003-2014, was created by combining data from a large health information exchange and the reporting district's STI Program located in Indianapolis, IN...
October 16, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30308532/integrating-cervical-cancer-screening-into-safer-conception-services-to-improve-women-s-health-outcomes-a-pilot-study-at-a-primary-care-clinic-in-south-africa
#15
Natasha Davies, Matthew Chersich, Saiqa Mullick, Nicolette Naidoo, Nokuthula Makhoba, Helen Rees, Sheree R Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Sub-optimal cervical cancer screening in low- and middle-income countries contributes to preventable cervical cancer deaths, particularly amongst HIV-positive women. We assessed feasibility and outcomes of integrating cervical cancer screening into safer conception services for HIV-affected women. METHODS: At a safer conception service in Johannesburg, South Africa, HIV-affected women desiring pregnancy received a standard package of care designed to minimise HIV transmission risks, whilst optimising pre-pregnancy health...
October 10, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30308531/risk-of-gonococcal-infection-during-vaginal-exposure-is-associated-with-high-vaginal-ph-and-active-menstruation
#16
Stephanie E McLaughlin, Khalil G Ghanem, Jonathan M Zenilman, J McLeod Griffiss
BACKGROUND: An understanding of the biological reasons why 25%-35% of women resist infection during vaginal intercourse with a man infected with N. gonorrhoeae could lead to novel control measures. We sought modifiable biological bases for infection resistance by comparing women in the same core-mixing group who did or did not become infected after sexual exposure. METHODS: We enrolled 61 female contacts of index men with gonorrhoea seen at Baltimore City Health Department clinics from January 2008 through May 2012...
October 10, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30308530/pregnancy-penile-anal-sex-and-other-sexual-behaviors-in-the-united-states-2011-2015
#17
Jami S Leichliter, Sevgi O Aral
We used US national survey data to examine sexual behavior by pregnancy status and found that, overall, pregnant women did not differ from non-pregnant women in penile-anal sex and associated condom use. Compared to non-pregnant women, pregnant women had lower or similar reports of other sexual behaviors.
October 10, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30300236/anal-sex-is-more-common-than-having-a-twitter-account-in-the-united-states
#18
Courtney N Maierhofer, Kathryn E Lancaster, Abigail Norris Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30278030/chlamydia-gonorrhea-and-hiv-infection-among-transgender-women-and-transgender-men-attending-clinics-that-provide-std-services-in-six-us-cities-results-from-the-std-surveillance-network
#19
Marc A Pitasi, Roxanne P Kerani, Robert Kohn, Ryan D Murphy, Preeti Pathela, Christina M Schumacher, Irina Tabidze, Eloisa Llata
BACKGROUND: Transgender women and transgender men are disproportionately affected by HIV infection and may be vulnerable to other STDs, but the lack of surveillance data inclusive of gender identity hinders prevention and intervention strategies. METHODS: We analyzed data from 506 transgender women (1,045 total visits) and 120 transgender men (209 total visits) who attended 26 publicly funded clinics that provide STD services in six US cities during a 3.5-year observation period...
October 1, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30278029/development-of-a-sexually-transmitted-disease-std-client-friendly-unit-at-a-primary-care-clinic-in-malaysia-lessons-learnt
#20
Sheela Bai Pannir Selvam, Khoo Ee Ming, Chow Suet Yin, Wong Ping Foo, Siti Shafiatun Mohsin, Adina Abdullah, Choo Wan Yuen
Management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV is challenging due to the social stigma attached. We describe the development of a client-friendly STD service in a primary care clinic in Malaysia with a special focus on key populations. Challenges and key lessons learnt from its development and implementation are discussed.
October 1, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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