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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325771/estimating-prevalence-trends-in-adult-gonorrhoea-and-syphilis-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-with-the-spectrum-sti-model-results-for-zimbabwe-and-morocco-from-1995-to-2016
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Eline L Korenromp, Guy Mahiané, Jane Rowley, Nico Nagelkerke, Laith Abu-Raddad, Francis Ndowa, Amina El-Kettani, Houssine El-Rhilani, Philippe Mayaud, R Matthew Chico, Carel Pretorius, Kendall Hecht, Teodora Wi
OBJECTIVE: To develop a tool for estimating national trends in adult prevalence of sexually transmitted infections by low- and middle-income countries, using standardised, routinely collected programme indicator data. METHODS: The Spectrum-STI model fits time trends in the prevalence of active syphilis through logistic regression on prevalence data from antenatal clinic-based surveys, routine antenatal screening and general population surveys where available, weighting data by their national coverage and representativeness...
March 21, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325770/high-risk-sexual-behaviours-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-comparing-event-level-casual-sex-encounters-among-seroconverters-and-non-seroconverters
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Ian Down, Jeanne Ellard, Kathy Triffitt, Iryna Zablotska, Michael Hurley, Graham Brown, Jack Bradley, Garrett Prestage
BACKGROUND: With increasing use of non-condom-based HIV risk reduction strategies by gay and bisexual men (GBM), we compared occasions of condomless anal intercourse with casual partners (CLAIC) that resulted in HIV transmission and similar occasions when HIV transmission did not occur. METHODS: We compared two demographically similar samples of Australian GBM. The HIV Seroconversion Study (SCS) was an online cross-sectional survey of GBM recently diagnosed with HIV...
March 21, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314793/how-to-do-it-setting-up-an-asymptomatic-screening-pathway-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#3
Sinead Cook, Nicola Lomax
Many STIs are known to disproportionately affect men who have sex with men (MSM) in the UK; therefore, regular asymptomatic screening that is easy to access is vital among this group. Asymptomatic screening pathways can reduce long clinic waits, which may encourage more people to attend for screening. We therefore developed and trialled an asymptomatic pathway for MSM within our service. This extended our previous pathway, which allowed asymptomatic service users to fill in a questionnaire and see a healthcare support worker, to include MSM, as it previously had not...
March 17, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298608/how-to-assess-and-manage-frailty-in-patients-with-hiv
#4
T Levett, J Wright
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270536/relationships-between-neighbourhood-characteristics-and-current-sti-status-among-hiv-infected-and-hiv-uninfected-women-living-in-the-southern-usa-a-cross-sectional-multilevel-analysis
#5
Danielle F Haley, Michael R Kramer, Adaora A Adimora, Regine Haardörfer, Gina M Wingood, Christina Ludema, Anna Rubtsova, DeMarc A Hickson, Zev Ross, Elizabeth Golub, Hector Bolivar, Hannah Lf Cooper
OBJECTIVES: Neighbourhood characteristics (eg, high poverty rates) are associated with STIs among HIV-uninfected women in the USA. However, no multilevel analyses investigating the associations between neighbourhood exposures and STIs have explored these relationships among women living with HIV infection. The objectives of this study were to: (1) examine relationships between neighbourhood characteristics and current STI status and (2) investigate whether the magnitudes and directions of these relationships varied by HIV status in a predominantly HIV-infected cohort of women living in the Southern USA...
March 7, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264902/then-and-now-a-vignette
#6
LETTER
J S Bingham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258251/chlamyweb-study-i-rationale-design-and-acceptability-of-an-internet-based-chlamydia-testing-intervention
#7
Nathalie Lydié, Bertille de Barbeyrac, Lucile Bluzat, Chloé Le Roy, Delphine Kersaudy-Rahib
OBJECTIVES: In recent years, the internet has widely facilitated Chlamydia trachomatis home-sampling. In France (2012), the Chlamyweb Study evaluated an intervention (Chlamyweb) involving home-based self-sampling via the internet. One element of the study consisted of a randomised controlled trial (RCT), which is reported in detail elsewhere. The focus of this paper, however, is on describing the Chlamyweb Intervention and reporting on the non-RCT element of the evaluation of that intervention by the Chlamyweb Study...
March 3, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254763/microbiological-techniques
#8
LETTER
Catherine A Ison
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235839/sexual-partner-characteristics-and-incident-rectal-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-chlamydia-trachomatis-infections-among-gay-men-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm-a-prospective-cohort-in-abuja-and-lagos-nigeria
#9
Habib O Ramadhani, Hongjie Liu, Rebecca G Nowak, Trevor A Crowell, Teclaire Ndomb, Charlotte Gaydos, Sheila Peel, Nicaise Ndembi, Stefan D Baral, Julie Ake, Man E Charurat
BACKGROUND: STIs including Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) potentiate HIV acquisition and transmission especially among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). We investigated the influence of sexual network composition on incident rectal NG and/or CT infections among Nigerian MSM. METHODS: TRUST/RV368 is a cohort of MSM recruited using respondent-driven sampling at trusted community centres in Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria. MSM respondents (egos) provided STI risk factors and demographic information for up to five of their most recent sexual partners (alters) within their sexual networks...
February 24, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228485/probability-of-vertical-transmission-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-estimated-from-national-registry-data
#10
Minna Honkila, Erika Wikström, Marjo Renko, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Tytti Pokka, Irma Ikäheimo, Matti Uhari, Terhi Tapiainen
OBJECTIVES: Chlamydia trachomatis colonisation is common in pregnant women, and it has been claimed that mother-to-child transmission may occur in 10%-70% of deliveries. C. trachomatis infections are nevertheless rarely encountered in infants in clinical practice. In order to evaluate the reason for this discrepancy, we designed a nationwide study of the C. trachomatis vertical transmission. METHODS: Children with a possible C. trachomatis infection were identified from two national health registries in 1996-2011...
February 21, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213536/partner-notification-harmonising-the-old-with-the-new
#11
LETTER
Gill Bell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202736/hiv-and-sti-s-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-dodoma-municipality-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
Elia John Mmbaga, Kåre Moen, Neema Makyao, Rose Mpembeni, Melkizedeck T Leshabari
OBJECTIVES: To determine the seroprevalence of HIV, STI and related risks among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Dodoma municipality, Tanzania. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using respondent-driven sampling was employed to recruit study participants aged 18 years and above. Data on sociodemographics, HIV/STI knowledge and sexual practices were collected. Blood samples were tested for HIV and selected STIs. RESULTS: A total of 409 participants aged from 18 to 60 years took part in this study...
February 15, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196839/syphilis-bismuth-and-the-criminalisation-of-homosexuality
#13
LETTER
Michael Waugh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196838/screening-for-asymptomatic-neurosyphilis-in-hiv-patients-after-treatment-of-early-syphilis-an-observational-study
#14
Andrew Tomkins, Shazaad Ahmad, Darren E Cousins, Caroline M Thng, Francisco Javier Vilar, Stephen P Higgins
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of asymptomatic neurosyphilis (ANS) in HIV-positive individuals after treatment of early syphilis with single-dose benzathine penicillin G (BPG) or oral antibiotic alternatives. METHODS: Patients at high risk of neurosyphilis (defined by serum rapid plasma reagin (RPR) titre ≥1:32 and/or peripheral blood CD4 lymphocyte count ≤350/μL) underwent lumbar puncture (LP) at a median time of 8.2 months post treatment. ANS was diagnosed by a reactive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) RPR test or CSF white blood cells (WBC) >20/μL plus a reactive CSF Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA) ≥1:640...
February 14, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196837/culture-of-the-gonococcus-a-reliable-gold-standard
#15
LETTER
David Barlow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159917/frequency-and-determinants-of-consistent-sti-hiv-testing-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-testing-at-sti-outpatient-clinics-in-the-netherlands-a-longitudinal-study
#16
Maartje Visser, Janneke C M Heijne, Arjan A Hogewoning, Fleur van Aar
OBJECTIVES: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at highest risk for STIs and HIV infections in the Netherlands. However, official guidelines on STI testing among MSM are lacking. They are advised to test for STIs at least every six months, but their testing behaviour is not well known. This study aimed to get insight into the proportion and determinants of consistent 6-monthly STI testing among MSM testing at STI outpatient clinics in the Netherlands. METHODS: This study included longitudinal surveillance data of STI consultations among MSM from all 26 STI outpatient clinics in the Netherlands between 1 June 2014 and 31 December 2015...
February 3, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159916/impact-of-deploying-multiple-point-of-care-tests-with-a-sample-first-approach-on-a-sexual-health-clinical-care-pathway-a-service-evaluation
#17
Emma M Harding-Esch, Achyuta V Nori, Aseel Hegazi, Marcus J Pond, Olanike Okolo, Anthony Nardone, Catherine M Lowndes, Phillip Hay, S Tariq Sadiq
OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical service value of STI point-of-care test (POCT) use in a 'sample first' clinical pathway (patients providing samples on arrival at clinic, before clinician consultation). Specific outcomes were: patient acceptability; whether a rapid nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae (CT/NG) could be used as a POCT in practice; feasibility of non-NAAT POCT implementation for Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and bacterial vaginosis (BV); impact on patient diagnosis and treatment...
February 3, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148678/neisseria-gonorrhoeae-dna-bacterial-load-in-men-with-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-gonococcal-urethritis
#18
David Priest, Jason J Ong, Eric P F Chow, Sepehr Tabrizi, Sam Phillips, Melanie Bissessor, Christopher K Fairley, Catriona S Bradshaw, Tim R H Read, Suzanne Garland, Marcus Chen
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have quantified bacterial loads of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the pharynx and rectum of men but not the urethra. We quantified the bacterial load of N. gonorrhoeae in men with symptomatic and asymptomatic urethral gonorrhoea infections. METHODS: Consecutive men diagnosed with urethral gonorrhoea by Aptima Combo 2 testing of urine at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between March and July 2016 were eligible for the study: symptomatic men with purulent urethral discharge and asymptomatic men with no urethral symptoms...
February 1, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143901/assessment-of-atopobium-vaginae-and-gardnerella-vaginalis-concentrations-in-a-cohort-of-pregnant-south-african-women
#19
M J Redelinghuys, M M Ehlers, J E Bezuidenhoudt, P J Becker, M M Kock
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis concentrations in pregnant women of different age groups, gestational age groups, vaginal flora categories and HIV status, and also to determine which DNA concentrations best discriminated between bacterial vaginosis (BV)-positive and non-BV categories. METHODS: Self-collected vaginal swabs were obtained from 220 pregnant women attending an antenatal clinic in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, from July 2012 to December 2012...
January 31, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137933/genomic-analysis-of-urogenital-and-rectal-neisseria-meningitidis-isolates-reveals-encapsulated-hyperinvasive-meningococci-and-coincident-multidrug-resistant-gonococci
#20
Odile B Harrison, Kevin Cole, Joanna Peters, Fiona Cresswell, Gillian Dean, David W Eyre, John Paul, Martin Cj Maiden
OBJECTIVE: Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) outbreaks in men who have sex with men (MSM) have been associated with meningococcal colonisation of the urethra and rectum, but little is known about this colonisation or co-colonisation with the closely related gonococcus. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was employed to explore these phenomena. METHODS: Meningococci isolated from the urogenital tract and rectum (n=23) and coincident gonococci (n=14) were analysed by WGS along with contemporary meningococci from IMD (n=11)...
January 30, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
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