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Transgender STD

Miao-Jung Chen, Susan Scheer, Trang Q Nguyen, Robert P Kohn, Sandy Schwarcz
BACKGROUND: Early syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia but not HIV infections have increased in San Francisco, primarily among men. METHODS: We linked records of persons reported with early syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia to records of persons reported with HIV to measure the proportion and characteristics of San Francisco residents with HIV-STD co-infection between 2007 and 2014. We measured trends in HIV co-infection separately for men and women for each STD...
January 16, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Pamina M Gorbach, Ryan Cook, Beau Gratzer, Thomas Collins, Adam Parrish, Janell Moore, Peter R Kerndt, Richard A Crosby, Lauri E Markowitz, Elissa Meites
BACKGROUND: Since 2011, in the United States, quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been recommended for boys aged 11 to 12 years, men through age 21, and men who have sex with men (MSM) through age 26. We assessed HPV vaccination coverage and factors associated with vaccination among young MSM (YMSM) and transgender women (TGW) in 2 cities. METHODS: During 2012-2014, 808 YMSM and TGW aged 18 to 26 years reported vaccination status in a self-administered computerized questionnaire at 3 sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Los Angeles and Chicago...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Subhash Dasarathan, S Kalaivani
CONTEXT: A "Transgender" person is one who dresses as, desires to be, has undergone surgery to become or identifies with opposite sex. They have a higher risk of sexually transmitted infection (STI) due to a combination of biological and social reasons. They have risky sexual behaviors but low-risk perception. AIMS: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of STI/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in transgender (TG) and association with condom use. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A retrospective study of 82 male-to-female TGs attending our sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic from 2011 to 2014 was undertaken...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Songyuan Tang, Weiming Tang, Kathrine Meyers, Polin Chan, Zhongdan Chen, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: Despite global efforts to control HIV among key populations, new infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) individuals are still increasing. The increasing HIV epidemic among MSM/TG in China indicates that more effective services are urgently needed. However, policymakers and program managers must have a clear understanding of MSM/TG sexual health in China to improve service delivery. To meet this need, we undertook a scoping review to summarize HIV epidemiology and responses among MSM and TG individuals in China...
October 20, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Jesse L Clark, Amaya G Perez-Brumer, Eddy R Segura, Hector J Salvatierra, Jorge Sanchez, Javier R Lama
BACKGROUND: New strategies to support partner notification (PN) are critical for STD control and require detailed understanding of how specific individual and partnership characteristics guide notification decisions. METHODS: From 2011 to 2012, 397 MSM and TW recently diagnosed with HIV, syphilis, or another STD completed a survey on anticipated notification of recent sexual partners and associated factors. Qualitative interviews were conducted with a subset of participants to provide further depth to quantitative findings...
2016: PloS One
Rodolfo Castro, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves, Renato Girade CorrĂȘa, Monica Derrico, Katia Lemos, Jose Roberto Grangeiro, Beto de Jesus, Denise Pires, Valdilea G Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn
Brazil has a concentrated HIV epidemic and men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected. Yet, no data is available on the HIV care cascade for this population. This study aimed to assess the HIV care cascade among MSM newly diagnosed through innovative testing strategies in Rio de Janeiro. Data from 793 MSM and travestites/transgender women (transwomen) tested for HIV at a non-governmental LGBT organization and a mobile testing unit located at a gay friendly venue were analyzed. A 12-month-after-HIV-diagnosis-censored cohort was established using CD4, viral load and combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) longitudinal data from those diagnosed with HIV...
2016: PloS One
Scott D Rhodes, Jami S Leichliter, Christina J Sun, Fred R Bloom
Hispanics/Latinos in the United States are affected disproportionately by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); however, few effective evidence-based prevention interventions for this population exist. This report describes the Hombres Manteniendo Bienestar y Relaciones Saludables (Men Maintaining Wellbeing and Healthy Relationships) (HoMBReS) intervention, which was developed by a community-based, participatory research partnership in North Carolina and initially implemented during 2005-2009...
February 12, 2016: MMWR Supplements
Joanne D Stekler, George Ure, Joshua D O'Neal, Aric Lane, Fred Swanson, Janine Maenza, Claire Stevens, Robert W Coombs, Joan Dragavon, Paul D Swenson, Matthew R Golden
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The rapid test study was a real-time comparison of point-of-care (POC) HIV tests to determine their abilities to detect early HIV infection. STUDY DESIGN: Men and transgender persons reporting sex with men in the prior year were recruited at the Public Health-Seattle & King County STD Clinic, Gay City Health Project, and University of Washington Primary Infection Clinic. Study tests included the OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test performed on oral fluids and tests performed on fingerstick whole blood specimens including OraQuick, Uni-Gold Recombigen HIV test, Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo, and INSTI HIV-1 Rapid Antibody Test...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Kenneth H Mayer, Raman Gangakhedkar, Murugesan Sivasubramanian, Katie B Biello, Nadia Abuelezam, Sandeep Mane, Arun Risbud, Vivek Anand, Steven Safren, Matthew J Mimiaga
BACKGROUND: Although HIV incidence has declined in India, men and transgender women who have sex with men (MSM) continue to have high rates of HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD). Indian MSM face substantial pressures to marry and have families, but the HIV/STD burden among married Indian MSM is not well characterized. METHODS: A diverse sample of Indian MSM were recruited through respondent-driven sampling. Independent variables that produced a P value of 0...
November 2015: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Christina J Sun, Beth Reboussin, Lilli Mann, Manuel Garcia, Scott D Rhodes
The use of websites and GPS-based mobile applications ("apps") designed for social and sexual networking has been associated with increased HIV risk; however, little is known about Latino sexual minorities' and transgender persons' use of these websites and apps and the risk profiles of those who use them compared with those who do not. Data from 167 participants who completed the baseline survey of a community-level HIV prevention intervention, which harnesses the social networks of Latino sexual minorities and transgender persons, were analyzed...
February 2016: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
Kimberly A Workowski, Gail A Bolan
These guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were updated by CDC after consultation with a group of professionals knowledgeable in the field of STDs who met in Atlanta on April 30-May 2, 2013. The information in this report updates the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010 (MMWR Recomm Rep 2010;59 [No. RR-12]). These updated guidelines discuss 1) alternative treatment regimens for Neisseria gonorrhoeae; 2) the use of nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of trichomoniasis; 3) alternative treatment options for genital warts; 4) the role of Mycoplasma genitalium in urethritis/cervicitis and treatment-related implications; 5) updated HPV vaccine recommendations and counseling messages; 6) the management of persons who are transgender; 7) annual testing for hepatitis C in persons with HIV infection; 8) updated recommendations for diagnostic evaluation of urethritis; and 9) retesting to detect repeat infection...
June 5, 2015: MMWR. Recommendations and Reports: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Recommendations and Reports
Catherine N Rasberry, Elana Morris, Catherine A Lesesne, Elizabeth Kroupa, Pablo Topete, Lisa H Carver, Leah Robin
Black and Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are at disproportionate risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. This study informs school-centered strategies for connecting YMSM to health services by describing their willingness, perceived safety, and experiences in talking to school staff about sexual health. Cross-sectional data were collected from Black and Latino YMSM aged 13-19 through web-based questionnaires (N = 415) and interviews (N = 32). School nurses were the staff members youth most often reported willingness to talk to about HIV testing (37...
October 2015: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
Stephanie E Cohen, Eric Vittinghoff, Oliver Bacon, Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, Brian S Postle, Daniel J Feaster, Tim Matheson, Nikole Trainor, Robert W Blue, Yannine Estrada, Megan E Coleman, Richard Elion, Jose G Castro, Wairimu Chege, Susan S Philip, Susan Buchbinder, Michael A Kolber, Albert Y Liu
BACKGROUND: Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the first biomedical intervention with proven efficacy to reduce HIV acquisition in men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. Little is known about levels of interest and characteristics of individuals who elect to take PrEP in real-world clinical settings. METHODS: The US PrEP Demonstration Project is a prospective open-label cohort study assessing PrEP delivery in municipal sexually transmitted disease clinics in San Francisco and Miami and a community health center in Washington, DC...
April 1, 2015: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
Janet M Blair, Jennifer L Fagan, Emma L Frazier, Ann Do, Heather Bradley, Eduardo E Valverde, Ad McNaghten, Linda Beer, Shuyan Zhang, Ping Huang, Christine L Mattson, Mark S Freedman, Christopher H Johnson, Catherine C Sanders, Kathryn E Spruit-McGoff, James D Heffelfinger, Jacek Skarbinski
PROBLEM: As of December 31, 2009, an estimated 864,748 persons were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and six U.S.-dependent areas. Whereas HIV surveillance programs in the United States collect information about persons with a diagnosis of HIV infection, supplemental surveillance systems collect in-depth information about the behavioral and clinical characteristics of persons receiving outpatient medical care for HIV infection...
June 20, 2014: MMWR Supplements
Susan P Buchbinder, David V Glidden, Albert Y Liu, Vanessa McMahan, Juan V Guanira, Kenneth H Mayer, Pedro Goicochea, Robert M Grant
BACKGROUND: For maximum effect pre-exposure prophylaxis should be targeted to the subpopulations that account for the largest proportion of infections (population-attributable fraction [PAF]) and for whom the number needed to treat (NNT) to prevent infection is lowest. We aimed to estimate the PAF and NNT of participants in the iPrEx (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Initiative) trial. METHODS: The iPrEx study was a randomised controlled efficacy trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis with coformulated tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine in 2499 men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women...
June 2014: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Jared M Baeten, Renee Heffron
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June 2014: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Jesse L Clark, Eddy R Segura, Amaya G Perez-Brumer, Sari L Reisner, Jesus Peinado, Hector J Salvatierra, Jorge Sanchez, Javier R Lama
We assessed the potential impact of Internet partner notification among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Peru recently diagnosed as having sexually transmitted disease. Use of Internet partner notification was anticipated for 55.9% of recent partners, including 43.0% of partners not currently expected to be notified, a 20.6% increase in anticipated notification outcomes.
January 2014: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sari L Reisner, Jaclyn M White, Kenneth H Mayer, Matthew J Mimiaga
The sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender men remains understudied. De-identified electronic medical records of 23 FTMs (mean age = 32, 48% racial/ethnic minority) who screened for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) between July and December 2007 at a Boston, Massachusetts area health center were analyzed. Almost half (48%) were on testosterone and 39% had undergone chest surgery; none had undergone genital reconstruction. The majority (57%) were bisexual, and 30% reported sex with nontransgender males only in the prior three months...
2014: AIDS Care
N Tatiana Masters, Blair Beadnell, Diane M Morrison, Marilyn J Hoppe, Elizabeth A Wells
Young adults have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Sexual minority youths' risk for STIs, including HIV, is as high as or higher than sexual majority peers'. Sexual safety, while often treated as a single behavior such as condom use, can be best conceptualized as the result of multiple factors. We used latent class analysis to identify profiles based on ever-used sexual safety strategies and lifetime number of partners among 425 self-identified LGBTQ youth aged 14-19. Data collection took place anonymously online...
October 2013: Journal of Adolescence
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The American Academy of Pediatrics issued its last statement on homosexuality and adolescents in 2004. Although most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are quite resilient and emerge from adolescence as healthy adults, the effects of homophobia and heterosexism can contribute to health disparities in mental health with higher rates of depression and suicidal ideation, higher rates of substance abuse, and more sexually transmitted and HIV infections. Pediatricians should have offices that are teen-friendly and welcoming to sexual minority youth...
July 2013: Pediatrics
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