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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943166/knowledge-behaviors-and-attitudes-of-hiv-infected-men-about-syphilis
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A Valdes, C Cazanave, F Dabis, D Neau, D Lacoste, V Gaborieau, S Farbos, M S Dworkin
OBJECTIVE: To explore knowledge on syphilis, sexual behaviors, and attitudes in men living with HIV in southwestern France. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the ANRS CO3 Aquitaine Cohort of people living with HIV (PLHIV), a self-administered questionnaire was proposed to all male PLHIV attending one of the seven participating clinics between September 22 and October 24, 2014. The 15 questions explored patient knowledge about syphilis disease, attitudes, and behaviors during sexual intercourse...
September 21, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919833/conventional-culture-versus-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-for-screening-of-urethral-neisseria-gonorrhea-infection-among-asymptomatic-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Jiratha Budkaew, Bandit Chumworathayi, Chamsai Pientong, Tipaya Ekalaksananan
BACKGROUND: Many methods are used to detect urethral Neisseria gonorrhea (NG) infection among asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM). The objective of this study was to define the performance of conventional culture compared to real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for diagnosis of asymptomatic urethral gonorrhea among MSM. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 147 clinical specimens for NG testing from asymptomatic participants were evaluated. MSM >18 years old who consented to undergo urethral swab and collection of urine samples from two clinics (one was the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) mobile clinic and the second was the antiretroviral clinic) located in Khon Kaen, Thailand, were recruited...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903736/factors-associated-with-syphilis-treatment-failure-and-reinfection-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-in-shenzhen-china
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Zhenzhou Luo, Lin Zhu, Yi Ding, Jun Yuan, Wu Li, Qiuhong Wu, Lishan Tian, Li Zhang, Guomao Zhou, Tao Zhang, Jianping Ma, Zhongwei Chen, Tubao Yang, Tiejian Feng, Min Zhang
BACKGROUND: The treatment failure and reinfection rates among syphilis patients are high, and relevant studies in China are limited. The aim of this study was to detect the rates of treatment failure and reinfection after syphilis treatment and to explore the potential associated factors. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal cohort study in a sexually transmitted disease clinic, the Department of Dermatology and Venereology in Nanshan Center for Chronic Disease Control...
September 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899308/demographic-and-geographical-risk-factors-for-gonorrhoea-and-chlamydia-in-greater-western-sydney-2003-2013
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Marianne Gale, Andrew Hayen, George Truman, Rick Varma, Bradley L Forssman, C Raina MacIntyre
INTRODUCTION: Notification rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have increased in New South Wales as elsewhere in Australia. Understanding trends in chlamydia and gonorrhoea notifications at smaller geographical areas may assist public health efforts to deliver targeted STI interventions. METHODS: Routinely collected disease notification data from 2 local health districts within the greater Western Sydney area were analysed. De-identified notifications of gonorrhoea and chlamydia were extracted for people aged over 15 years during the period 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2013...
June 30, 2017: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891838/disease-screening-and-prevention-for-transgender-and-gender-diverse-adults
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Elizabeth Schmidt, Denise Rizzolo
Primary care clinicians have an important role in the health and wellness of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) adults and need to know best practices of health maintenance and disease prevention interventions. This article focuses on how exogenous use of sex steroids provided as hormone therapy and gender-affirming procedures affect screening and prevention. Hormone therapy can affect the heart, liver, lipids, bones, brain, skin, and reproductive organs; likewise, behaviors and gender-affirming procedures may alter the risks, prevalence, and screening techniques of sexually transmitted infections...
September 7, 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878871/a-behavioral-and-serological-survey-on-hiv-prevalence-among-prisoners-in-benin
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S Hessou, V Dougnon, Y Glele-Ahanhanzo, B C A Imorou, C Ahoussinou, B Legba, D M Zannou, L Baba-Moussa
Cases of HIV are common in Benin, with infection rates varying according to socioeconomic and cultural factors, and by region. Certain segments of the population, such as prison inmates, sex worker clients and truck drivers are at high risk for HIV/AIDS. The aim of this study is to identify which behavioral and serological indicators contribute to the spread of HIV among prisoners. A total of 496 inmates from prisons located in all major cities in Benin were surveyed. Data was collected through interview sessions carried out using a questionnaire and through blood samples...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Public Health in Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876320/understanding-the-effects-of-forced-sex-on-sexually-transmitted-disease-acquisition-and-sexually-transmitted-disease-care-findings-from-the-national-survey-of-family-growth-2011-2013
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Kathryn A Brookmeyer, Oscar Beltran, Neetu Abad
BACKGROUND: Although there is evidence for heightened sexually transmitted disease (STD) acquisition among women who experienced sexual violence, little is known about their patterns of STD testing, STD diagnosis, and STD treatment. METHODS: Data was drawn from cycle eight of the National Survey of Family Growth (2011-2013). Logistic regression analyses used SUDAAN to examine the link between forced sex and risky sexual behavior as well as forced sex and STD testing, diagnoses, treatment, and connection to care...
June 17, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876309/use-of-patient-delivered-partner-therapy-in-us-college-settings-associations-with-legality-perceived-legality-and-other-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services
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Matthew Hogben, Alexandra Caccamo, Oscar Beltran, Ryan Cramer, Melissa A Habel
BACKGROUND: Young adults, including college students, have higher rates of chlamydia than the general population. Patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is a partner treatment option for sex partners of individuals diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea. We examined college health center use of PDPT in a national sample of colleges. METHODS: During 2014 to 2015, we collected data from 482 colleges and universities (55% of 885 surveyed), weighting responses by institutional characteristics abstracted from a national database (eg, 2-year vs 4-year status)...
June 28, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876307/a-single-question-to-examine-the-prevalence-and-protective-effect-of-seroadaptive-strategies-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Christine M Khosropour, Julia C Dombrowski, David A Katz, Matthew R Golden
BACKGROUND: Seroadaptive behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) are common, but ascertaining behavioral information is challenging in clinical settings. To address this, we developed a single seroadaptive behavior question. METHODS: Men who have sex with men 18 years or older attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic in Seattle, WA, from 2013 to 2015, were eligible for this cross-sectional study. Respondents completed a comprehensive seroadaptive behavior questionnaire which included a single question that asked HIV-negative MSM to indicate which of 12 strategies they used in the past year to reduce their HIV risk...
June 30, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876305/sexually-transmitted-disease-testing-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-men-who-have-sex-with-men-room-for-improvement
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Bonnie B Dean, Mia Scott, Rachel Hart, Linda Battalora, Richard M Novak, Marcus D Durham, John T Brooks, Kate Buchacz
BACKGROUND: In the United States, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing is recommended at least annually for sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM). We evaluated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) providers' STI testing practices and frequency of positive test results. METHODS: We analyzed data from HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS) participants who, from 2007 to 2014, completed a confidential survey about risk behaviors. Using medical records data, we assessed the frequency of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis testing and positive results during the year after the survey for MSM who reported sex without a condom in the prior 6 months...
July 11, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876303/determinants-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-intention-among-female-sex-workers-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands
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Elske Marra, Laura van Dam, Niki Kroone, Marianne Craanen, Gregory D Zimet, Titia Heijman, Arjan A Hogewoning, Gerard J B Sonder, Henry J C de Vries, Catharina J Alberts, Theo G W M Paulussen, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff
INTRODUCTION: Female sex workers (FSWs) are at risk for human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced diseases but are currently not targeted by the HPV vaccination program in the Netherlands. We explored determinants of their intention to get vaccinated against HPV in case vaccination would be offered to them. METHODS: In 2016, FSWs 18 years and older having a sexually transmitted infection consultation with the Prostitution & Health Center (P&G292) in Amsterdam, either at the clinic or at their working location, were invited to complete a questionnaire assessing sociopsychological determinants of HPV vaccination intention (scale ranging from -3 to +3)...
July 17, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876297/what-s-in-a-name-perceptions-of-the-terms-sexually-transmitted-disease-and-sexually-transmitted-infection-among-late-adolescents
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Alyssa M Lederer, Elizabeth E Laing
BACKGROUND: There has been a shift from using the term sexually transmitted disease (STD) to sexually transmitted infection (STI), primarily based on conjecture that STI is less stigmatizing. However, there is a dearth of evidence regarding how the public actually perceives these terms. METHODS: Students at a Midwestern university participated in an online survey and were randomized to the open-ended question "What comes to mind when you think of the term sexually transmitted disease (STD)?" (n = 205) or "What comes to mind when you think of the term sexually transmitted infection (STI)?" (n = 208)...
July 31, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876291/prevalence-of-gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-testing-by-anatomical-site-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-hiv-medical-care-united-states-2013-2014
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Monita R Patel, John T Brooks, Yunfeng Tie, Shikha Garg, Heather Bradley
Fewer than one-third of men who have sex with men were tested for Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis as part of HIV medical care in the United States in 2013 to 2014, and only 11.6% were tested for either sexually transmitted disease at an extragenital site.
August 22, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871927/sociodemographic-sexual-behavior-and-microbiological-profiles-of-men-attending-public-health-laboratories-for-testing-for-sexually-transmitted-diseases
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Mario Sviben, Sunčanica Ljubin-Sternak, Tomislav Meštrović, Jasmina Vraneš
In order to identify the groups at risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), we assessed the sociodemographic profiles of men testing for STD, their sexual habits, and the results of microbiological analysis. During a three-year period, a total of 700 men older than 18 years of age completed the questionnaire regarding sociodemographic and sexual behavior. Urethral swabs were taken for microbiological analysis. Thirty-three percent of respondents reported not using condoms. Those that do not use condoms were predominantly less educated, unmarried but in steady relationships, employed, with children, and smokers...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871259/syphilis-infection-differentially-regulates-the-phenotype-and-function-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-depends-on-the-hiv-1-disease-stage
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Zhen Li, Xiaofan Lu, Zhiliang Hu, Zhenwu Luo, Wei Jiang, Hao Wu, Yanqing Gao, Junling Yan, Qiuyue Zhang, Aixin Song, Xiaojie Huang, Danlei Mou, Bin Su, Tong Zhang
A rapidly escalating outbreak of syphilis infection has been affected men who have sex with men, particularly those with HIV-1 infection. γδ T cells are unconventional immune cells with two main subsets, Vδ1 T cells and Vδ2 T cells, which possess a combination of innate and adaptive immune features allowing them against HIV-1. However, whether syphilis infection affects the phenotype and function of γδ T cells in HIV-1-infected patients remains unclear, especially in acute HIV-1 infection (AHI). In this study, we enrolled 57 HIV-1-infected patients (24 with HIV-1 infection only and 33 coinfected with syphilis) from an acute HIV-1-infected cohort in Beijing (PRIMO)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868270/torque-teno-virus-ttv-among-%C3%AE-thalassemia-and-haemodialysis-patients-in-mazandaran-province-north-of-iran
#16
Hossein Jalali, Mohammad Reza Mahdavi, Najmeh Zaeromali
Torque Teno virus (TTV) is a transfusion transmitted virus that seems to be involved in several complications such as acute respiratory diseases, liver diseases, AIDS, cancer, and autoimmune reactions. In the present study the frequency of TTV was investigated among β- thalassemia (BT) and haemodialysis (HD) patients (high risk patients for TTV) in Mazandaran province, Iran. DNA was extracted from the serum of 82 BT and 100 HD patients, and nested PCR method was applied to detect TTV DNA. The aspartate transaminase(AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) enzyme levels in BT patients were measured using photometric assay...
2017: International Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863133/spatial-distribution-and-risk-factors-of-schistosoma-haematobium-and-hookworm-infections-among-schoolchildren-in-kwale-kenya
#17
Evans Asena Chadeka, Sachiyo Nagi, Toshihiko Sunahara, Ngetich Benard Cheruiyot, Felix Bahati, Yuriko Ozeki, Manabu Inoue, Mayuko Osada-Oka, Mayuko Okabe, Yukio Hirayama, Mwatasa Changoma, Keishi Adachi, Faith Mwende, Mihoko Kikuchi, Risa Nakamura, Yombo Dan Justin Kalenda, Satoshi Kaneko, Kenji Hirayama, Masaaki Shimada, Yoshio Ichinose, Sammy M Njenga, Sohkichi Matsumoto, Shinjiro Hamano
BACKGROUND: Large-scale schistosomiasis control programs are implemented in regions with diverse social and economic environments. A key epidemiological feature of schistosomiasis is its small-scale heterogeneity. Locally profiling disease dynamics including risk factors associated with its transmission is essential for designing appropriate control programs. To determine spatial distribution of schistosomiasis and its drivers, we examined schoolchildren in Kwale, Kenya. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 368 schoolchildren from six primary schools...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858145/social-media-use-and-sexual-risk-reduction-behavior-among-minority-youth-seeking-safe-sex-information
#18
Robin Stevens, Stacia Gilliard-Matthews, Jamie Dunaev, Abigail Todhunter-Reid, Bridgette Brawner, Jennifer Stewart
BACKGROUND: Sexual health is an important area of study-particularly for minority youth and youth living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the research was to examine the sources of sexual health information associated with youth adopting sexual risk reduction behaviors. METHODS: Data collection took place in a small city in the Northeastern United States using cross-sectional behavioral surveys and modified venue-based sampling...
September 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843576/effect-of-hsv-2-infection-on-subsequent-hiv-acquisition-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Katharine J Looker, Jocelyn A R Elmes, Sami L Gottlieb, Joshua T Schiffer, Peter Vickerman, Katherine M E Turner, Marie-Claude Boily
BACKGROUND: HIV and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections cause a substantial global disease burden and are epidemiologically correlated. Two previous systematic reviews of the association between HSV-2 and HIV found evidence that HSV-2 infection increases the risk of HIV acquisition, but these reviews are now more than a decade old. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase (from Jan 1, 2003, to May 25, 2017) to identify studies investigating the risk of HIV acquisition after exposure to HSV-2 infection, either at baseline (prevalent HSV-2 infection) or during follow-up (incident HSV-2 infection)...
August 23, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838079/developing-a-public-health-response-to-mycoplasma-genitalium
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REVIEW
Matthew R Golden, Kimberly A Workowski, Gail Bolan
Although Mycoplasma genitalium is increasingly recognized as a sexually transmitted pathogen, at present there is no defined public health response to this relatively newly identified sexually transmitted infection. Currently available data are insufficient to justify routinely screening any defined population for M. genitalium infection. More effective therapies, data on acceptability of screening and its impact on clinical outcomes, and better information on the natural history of infection will likely be required before the value of potential screening programs can be adequately assessed...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
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