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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932599/the-role-of-digital-interventions-in-sexual-health
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EDITORIAL
Tom Nadarzynski, Leanne Morrison, Jake Bayley, Carrie Llewellyn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920223/correlation-between-pubic-hair-grooming-and-stis-results-from-a-nationally-representative-probability-sample
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E Charles Osterberg, Thomas W Gaither, Mohannad A Awad, Matthew D Truesdale, Isabel Allen, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Benjamin N Breyer
OBJECTIVE: STIs are the most common infections among adults. Concurrently, pubic hair grooming is prevalent. Small-scale studies have demonstrated a relationship between pubic hair grooming and STIs. We aim to examine this relationship in a large sample of men and women. DESIGN: We conducted a probability survey of US residents aged 18-65 years. The survey ascertained self-reported pubic hair grooming practices, sexual behaviours and STI history. We defined extreme grooming as removal of all pubic hair more than 11 times per year and high-frequency grooming as daily/weekly trimming...
December 5, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903680/herpes-simplex-virus-specific-t-cell-response-in-a-cohort-with-primary-genital-infection-correlates-inversely-with-frequency-of-subsequent-recurrences
#3
Elisabeth Franzen-Röhl, Danika Schepis, Fredrik Atterfelt, Kristina Franck, Arne Wikström, Jan-Åke Liljeqvist, Tomas Bergström, Elisabeth Aurelius, Klas Kärre, Louise Berg, Hans Gaines
OBJECTIVES: During the last decades, a changing epidemiological pattern of genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection has emerged. Primary infection is now caused as often by HSV-1 as by HSV-2. Once established, HSV can be reactivated leading to recurrent mucocutaneous lesions as well as meningitis. Why some otherwise immune-competent individuals experience severe and frequent recurrences is not known, and the immunological mechanism underlying recurrent symptomatic HSV infection is not fully understood...
November 30, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888207/new-media-challenges-and-opportunities
#4
EDITORIAL
Lisa B Hightow-Weidman, Kathryn E Muessig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888206/access-of-non-specialist-sexual-health-services-by-men-who-have-sex-with-men-do-they-differ-from-those-attending-specialist-services
#5
Helen Mebrahtu, Martina Furegato, Bersabeh Sile, John Were, Hamish Mohammed, Gwenda Hughes
OBJECTIVES: Men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of STIs. While routine STI surveillance data suggest MSM regularly access specialist genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics for their sexual healthcare, the extent to which MSM attend non-specialist sexual health services (SHSs) is unclear. METHODS: We used data from the GUM Clinic Activity Data Set (GUMCADv2), the national STI surveillance system, to compare the characteristics, service usage and STI outcomes of MSM accessing specialist and non-specialist (non-GUM) SHSs in England in 2014...
November 25, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888205/engagement-in-the-hiv-care-cascade-and-barriers-to-antiretroviral-therapy-uptake-among-female-sex-workers-in-port-elizabeth-south-africa-findings-from-a-respondent-driven-sampling-study
#6
Sheree Schwartz, Andrew Lambert, Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, Zamakayise Kose, Mfezi Mcingana, Claire Holland, Sosthenes Ketende, Clarence Yah, Stephanie Sweitzer, Harry Hausler, Stefan Baral
BACKGROUND: Female sex workers (FSWs) are disproportionately affected by HIV, even in the context of broadly generalised HIV epidemics such as South Africa. This has been observed in spite of the individual and population-level benefits of HIV treatment. We characterise the HIV care cascade among FSWs and relationships with antiretroviral therapy (ART) use. METHODS: FSWs ≥18 years were recruited through respondent-driven sampling into a cross-sectional study in Port Elizabeth, South Africa...
November 25, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884965/-can-you-recommend-any-good-sti-apps-a-review-of-content-accuracy-and-comprehensiveness-of-current-mobile-medical-applications-for-stis-and-related-genital-infections
#7
Jo Gibbs, Voula Gkatzidou, Laura Tickle, Sarah R Manning, Tilna Tilakkumar, Kate Hone, Richard E Ashcroft, Pam Sonnenberg, S Tariq Sadiq, Claudia S Estcourt
OBJECTIVE: Seeking sexual health information online is common, and provision of mobile medical applications (apps) for STIs is increasing. Young people, inherently at higher risk of STIs, are avid users of technology, and apps could be appealing sources of information. We undertook a comprehensive review of content and accuracy of apps for people seeking information about STIs. METHODS: Search of Google Play and iTunes stores using general and specific search terms for apps regarding STIs and genital infections (except HIV), testing, diagnosis and management, 10 September 2014 to 16 September 2014...
November 24, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884964/what-are-the-characteristics-of-and-clinical-outcomes-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-prescribed-hiv-postexposure-prophylaxis-following-sexual-exposure-pepse-at-sexual-health-clinics-in-england
#8
Holly Mitchell, Martina Furegato, Gwenda Hughes, Nigel Field, Anthony Nardone
OBJECTIVES: To explore the risk factors for, and clinical outcomes in men who have sex with men (MSM) prescribed HIV postexposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE) at sexual health clinics (SHCs) in England. METHODS: National STI surveillance data were extracted from the genitourinary medicine clinic activity dataset (GUMCADv2) for 2011-2014. Quarterly and annual trends in the number of episodes where PEPSE was prescribed were analysed by gender and sexual risk...
November 24, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879291/in-a-challenging-environment-intelligent-use-of-surveillance-data-can-help-guide-sexual-health-commissioners-choices-to-maximise-public-health-benefit
#9
EDITORIAL
J Kevin Dunbar, Gwenda Hughes, Kevin Fenton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872326/pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-europe-review-of-evidence-for-a-much-needed-prevention-tool
#10
REVIEW
Thijs Reyniers, Elske Hoornenborg, Bea Vuylsteke, Kristien Wouters, Marie Laga
In many Western countries with good coverage of antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes the annual number of HIV infections is still high and not (yet) declining among men who have sex with men (MSM). This might indicate that antiretroviral treatment roll-out alone will not turn around the course of the epidemic and that new, additional tools are needed. Antiretrovirals used as prevention tools for people not yet infected with HIV, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be such important additional tools...
November 21, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856515/very-high-incidence-of-syphilis-in-hiv-infected-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-buenos-aires-city-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#11
E Bissio, V Cisneros, G D Lopardo, L I Cassetti
BACKGROUND: The incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly syphilis, is high and continues to rise among some populations, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM). Furthermore, a higher incidence of STIs has been reported in HIV-positive than in HIV-negative MSM. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of syphilis in a cohort of men with HIV in Buenos Aires city. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study. We examined the records and visits made by men with HIV aged >18 years in our institution during a 1-year period...
November 17, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852641/does-age-matter-sexual-event-level-analysis-of-age-disparate-sexual-partners-among-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-gbm-in-vancouver-canada
#12
K Closson, N J Lachowsky, Z Cui, S Shurgold, P Sereda, A Rich, D M Moore, E A Roth, R S Hogg
BACKGROUND: To determine factors associated with age-disparate sexual partners among Vancouver gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM). METHODS: Sexually active GBM aged ≥16 years were recruited from February 2012 to February 2014. Participants self-completed a questionnaire on demographics, attitudes and sexual behaviour and substance use at last sexual event with five most recent partners. Two generalised linear mixed models identified factors associated with: (1) 'same-age' (referent), 'younger' or 'much-younger' and (2) 'same-age' (referent), 'older' or 'much-older' partners...
November 16, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821613/use-of-injectable-hormonal-contraception-and-hsv-2-acquisition-in-a-cohort-of-female-sex-workers-in-vancouver-canada
#13
M Eugenia Socías, Putu Duff, Jean Shoveller, Julio S G Montaner, Paul Nguyen, Gina Ogilvie, Kate Shannon
OBJECTIVES: Increased risk of herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) has been proposed as a possible indirect pathway through which hormonal contraceptives (specifically depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA)) may increase the risk of HIV acquisition among women. We investigated the effects of DMPA on HSV-2 acquisition among female sex workers. METHODS: Longitudinal data were drawn from a prospective cohort of sex workers in Vancouver, Canada. The primary outcome was HSV-2 seroconversion...
November 7, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811311/self-sampling-and-self-testing-for-stis-and-hiv-the-case-for-consistent-nomenclature
#14
Emma M Harding-Esch, Emma Hollis, Hamish Mohammed, John M Saunders
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803240/self-administered-interventions-for-anogenital-warts-in-immunocompetent-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Ricardo Niklas Werner, Lukas Westfechtel, Corinna Dressler, Alexander Nast
BACKGROUND: Anogenital warts (AGWs, condylomata acuminata) are among the most common STIs and may severely impact quality of life (QoL). Available treatment options are characterised by a high proportion of non-responders and recurrences. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review and meta-analyse the available evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on topical treatments for AGWs considering short-term and long-term efficacy, effects on QoL and adverse events (AE)...
November 1, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789574/emerging-viral-stis-among-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-the-era-of-hepatitis-c-virus-and-human-papillomavirus
#16
REVIEW
Thijs Jw van de Laar, Olivier Richel
The number of infectious disease outbreaks and the number of unique pathogens responsible have significantly increased since the 1980s. HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) are a vulnerable population with regards to the introduction, spread and clinical consequences of (newly introduced) STIs. After the introduction of combination antiretroviral treatment (cART), the incidence of sexually acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced anal cancers have significantly increased among HIV-positive MSM...
October 27, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686884/trichomonas-vaginalis-infection-is-uncommon-in-the-british-general-population-implications-for-clinical-testing-and-public-health-screening
#17
Nigel Field, Soazig Clifton, Sarah Alexander, Catherine A Ison, Rumena Khanom, Pamela Saunders, Gwenda Hughes, Laura Heath, Simon Beddows, Catherine H Mercer, Clare Tanton, Anne M Johnson, Pam Sonnenberg
INTRODUCTION: Variable use of new molecular assays, asymptomatic infections and a lack of population data mean that the population burden of Trichomonas vaginalis is uncertain. We investigated the age-specific prevalence of T. vaginalis within the sexually active British general population to inform testing strategies. METHODS: Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle (Natsal-3) is a probability sample survey of 15 162 individuals aged 16-74 years, undertaken during 2010-2012...
September 29, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686883/patterns-of-sexual-behaviour-and-sexual-healthcare-needs-among-transgender-individuals-in-melbourne-australia-2011-2014
#18
Clare Bellhouse, Sandra Walker, Christopher K Fairley, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Catriona S Bradshaw, Marcus Y Chen, Eric P F Chow
OBJECTIVE: Literature surrounding the healthcare needs of transgender individuals is limited in Australia. This study aimed to investigate the demographic characteristics, risk behaviours and HIV/STI positivity among male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) transgender individuals attending Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Australia, between 2011 and 2014. METHOD: A retrospective cohort analysis for 133 transgender individuals was conducted based on the first visit of individuals to MSHC during the study period...
September 29, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678061/comparing-3-month-recall-to-daily-reporting-of-sexual-behaviours
#19
Kristen P Mark, Rachel V Smith, April M Young, Richard Crosby
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine discrepancies between self-report methods and methodological issues related to sexual risk taking. We examined sexual behaviour assessed via 3-month electronic recall and by daily electronic reporting among a large cohort of patients attending STI clinics. METHODS: STI clinic attenders (N= 628) aged 15 to 60 years reported on demographic information (at baseline), penile-vaginal sex acts, condom-unprotected penile-vaginal sex and STI history using 3-month recall and daily reports...
September 27, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672177/refusal-of-hiv-testing-among-black-africans-attending-sexual-health-clinics-in-england-2014-a-review-of-surveillance-data
#20
Hamish Mohammed, Gavin Dabrera, Martina Furegato, Zheng Yin, Anthony Nardone, Gwenda Hughes
OBJECTIVES: Black Africans are one of the key risk groups for HIV in the UK and, among those living with HIV, an estimated 16% and 12% of black African heterosexual men and women, respectively, are undiagnosed and at risk of unknowingly transmitting HIV to their sex partners. Increased HIV test uptake is needed to address this, but there is limited information on how frequently HIV test refusal occurs among those attending sexual health clinics (SHCs). We identified factors associated with HIV test refusal among black African SHC attendees...
September 26, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
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