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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149878/assessing-the-delivery-of-alcohol-screening-and-brief-intervention-in-sexual-health-clinics-in-the-north-east-of-england
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C Sullivan, N Martin, C White, D Newbury-Birch
BACKGROUND: Risky drinking is associated with risky sexual experiences, however the relationship between alcohol and sex is complex. The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of delivering alcohol screening and brief interventions in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics. The objectives were to; understand the levels of alcohol use amongst patients; report on the number of alcohol interventions delivered; and to analyse the relationship between alcohol use with demographic data as well as diagnosed sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to see if there were any associations...
November 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135564/bacterial-vaginosis-a-practical-review
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Paulette Bagnall, Denise Rizzolo
Bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection that causes discharge, odor, and irritation. It can predispose women to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Recurrent bacterial vaginosis may require prolonged treatment to return the vaginal flora to a normal predominately lactobacillidominated environment.
November 9, 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131782/a-new-milestone-for-stis-in-the-usa
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The Lancet
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October 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130407/hiv-and-other-stis-in-male-sex-workers-findings-from-a-sexual-health-promotion-intervention-in-vietnam
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Lloyd A Goldsamt, Michael C Clatts, Le Minh Giang, Bao Q Le, Donn J Colby, Gary Yu
Male sex workers (MSWs) in Vietnam are at high risk for acquisition and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), yet are extremely disengaged from the healthcare system. This contributes to large numbers of untreated or late-treated infections and increased secondary transmission. We enrolled 995 MSWs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in a Sexual Health Promotion intervention that included face-to-face delivery of seven content modules, a clinical examination and testing for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and Chlamydia...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124332/sexually-transmitted-infections-of-the-lower-gastrointestinal-tract
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Rahul Jawale, Keith K Lai, Laura W Lamps
The World Health Organization estimates that there is greater than one million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) every day. In many countries, STIs are at an unprecedented high, including the USA, where nearly 20 million new cases were reported in 2016. Although morbidity associated with STIs is usually seen in the context of genitourinary disease, these pathogens may also affect the gastrointestinal tract and cause anal pain, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. It is important to recognize patterns of injury associated with these pathogens, especially those that may mimic other gastrointestinal diseases, such as idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
November 9, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123360/understanding-the-relationship-between-religiosity-and-caregiver-adolescent-communication-about-sex-within-african-american-families
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Tiarney D Ritchwood, Terrinieka W Powell, Isha W Metzger, Gaurav Dave, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Millicent Atujuna, Emily B Vander Schaaf, Mysha Wynn, Feng-Chang Lin, Wenxiao Zhou, Aletha Y Akers
Caregiver-adolescent communication about sex plays a critical role in the sexual socialization of youth. Many caregivers, however, do not engage their youth in such conversations, potentially placing them at risk for negative sexual health outcomes. Lack of caregiver-adolescent communication about sex may be particularly harmful for rural African American youth, as they often report early sex initiation and are disproportionately impacted by STIs. Moreover, sexual communication may be particularly challenging for families with strong religious backgrounds, potentially affecting the occurrence and breadth of topics covered during communication...
November 2017: Journal of Child and Family Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113967/clinical-characteristics-of-children-presenting-with-a-suspicion-or-allegation-of-historic-sexual-abuse
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Sarah Al-Jilaihawi, Kevin Borg, Katharine Jamieson, Sabine Maguire, Deborah Hodes
INTRODUCTION: Police-recorded sexual offences against children and young people (CYP) increased 85% in the UK between 2010/2011 and 2014/2015. Many children delay disclosure, but little data are available regarding characteristics of CYP presenting with historic child sexual abuse (CSA). AIM: To identify the clinical and CSA-related characteristics of CYP presenting with a suspicion or allegation of historic CSA. METHOD: Data were collected on all CYP<17 years presenting with suspected or alleged historic CSA (ie, >3 days since last sexual assault in prepubertal children, >7 days pubertal girls) between October 2009 and November 2014...
November 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113437/men-s-reproductive-health-knowledge-in-mankweng-district-limpopo-province
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Richard M Rasesemola, Tendani S Ramukumba, Majapi Masala-Chokwe, Zerish Z Nkosi
BACKGROUND: Gender roles influence men's attitudes towards reproductive health, and society might assume that reproductive health issues, fertility and family planning are women's responsibilities. Moreover, literature shows that men have insufficient knowledge about reproductive health matters and some misconceptions about modern contraceptive practices. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe reproductive health knowledge of men in Mankweng District and was conducted in 2015...
October 19, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110216/punto-seguro-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-using-conditional-economic-incentives-to-reduce-sexually-transmitted-infection-risks-in-mexico
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Omar Galárraga, Sandra G Sosa-Rubí, Caroline Kuo, Pedro Gozalo, Andrea González, Biani Saavedra, Nathalie Gras-Allain, Carlos J Conde-Glez, Maria Olamendi-Portugal, Kenneth H Mayer, Don Operario
Randomized controlled pilot evaluated effect of conditional economic incentives (CEIs) on number of sex partners, condom use, and incident sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among male sex workers in Mexico City. Incentives were contingent on testing free of new curable STIs and/or clinic attendance. We assessed outcomes for n = 227 participants at 6 and 12 months (during active phase with incentives), and then at 18 months (with incentives removed). We used intention-to-treat and inverse probability weighting for the analysis...
November 7, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108022/risk-factors-for-hiv-infection-among-female-sex-workers-in-bangui-central-african-republic
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Jean De Dieu Longo, Marcel Mbeko Simaleko, Henri Saint-Calvaire Diemer, Gérard Grésenguet, Gilles Brücker, Laurent Belec
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were i) to categorize female sex workers (FSW) according to socio-anthropologic criteria in Bangui; ii) to examine the association between a selection of demographic and risk variables with the different categories of female sex work as outcome, and iii) to investigate factors associated with HIV status. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted to describe the spectrum of commercial sex work in Bangui among 345 sexually active women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104275/factors-associated-with-male-partner-involvement-in-programs-for-the-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-in-rural-south-africa
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Motlagabo G Matseke, Robert A C Ruiter, Violeta J Rodriguez, Karl Peltzer, Geoffrey Setswe, Sibusiso Sifunda
Male partner involvement (MPI) can contribute to the success of programs aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. However, the definition and measures of MPI differ according to context. This study utilized secondary cross-sectional data to investigate the prevalence and determinants of MPI among 463 male partners of HIV-infected pregnant women in rural South Africa. Results indicated that 44.1% of male partners reported involvement in most or all specified male partner involvement activities (i...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101606/financial-hardship-condomless-anal-intercourse-and-hiv-risk-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Dustin T Duncan, Su Hyun Park, John A Schneider, Yazan A Al-Ajlouni, William C Goedel, Brian Elbel, Jace G Morganstein, Yusuf Ransome, Kenneth H Mayer
The objective of this study was to examine the association between financial hardship, condomless anal intercourse and HIV risk among a sample of men who have sex with men (MSM). Users of a popular geosocial networking application in Paris were shown an advertisement with text encouraging them to complete a anonymous web-based survey (n = 580). In adjusted multivariate models, high financial hardship (compared to low financial hardship) was associated with engagement in condomless anal intercourse (aRR 1...
November 3, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101138/do-digital-innovations-for-hiv-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-work-results-from-a-systematic-review-1996-2017
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Jana Daher, Rohit Vijh, Blake Linthwaite, Sailly Dave, John Kim, Keertan Dheda, Trevor Peter, Nitika Pant Pai
OBJECTIVE: Digital innovations with internet/mobile phones offer a potential cost-saving solution for overburdened health systems with high service delivery costs to improve efficiency of HIV/STI (sexually transmitted infections) control initiatives. However, their overall evidence has not yet been appraised. We evaluated the feasibility and impact of all digital innovations for all HIV/STIs. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: All settings/all participants...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098498/racial-residential-segregation-and-sti-diagnosis-among-non-hispanic-blacks-2006-2010
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Khaleeq Lutfi, Mary Jo Trepka, Kristopher P Fennie, Gladys Ibañez, Hugh Gladwin
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) disproportionately impact non-Hispanic blacks. Racial residential segregation has been associated with negative socioeconomic outcomes. We sought to examine the association between segregation and STI diagnosis among blacks. The National Survey of Family Growth and US Census served as data sources. Five distinct dimensions represent segregation. The association between STI diagnosis and each segregation dimension was assessed with multilevel logistic regression modeling...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097418/prevalence-and-treatment-outcomes-of-routine-chlamydia-trachomatis-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-trichomonas-vaginalis-testing-during-antenatal-care-gaborone-botswana
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Adriane Wynn, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Ponatshego Gaolebale, Neo Moshashane, Ontiretse Sickboy, Sofia Duque, Elizabeth Williams, Klara Doherty, Jeffrey D Klausner, Chelsea Morroni
OBJECTIVES: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) are curable, mostly asymptomatic, STIs that cause adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Most countries do not test for those infections during antenatal care. We implemented a CT, NG and TV testing and treatment programme in an antenatal clinic in Gaborone, Botswana. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study in the antenatal clinic at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana...
November 2, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095928/association-of-high-risk-sexual-behaviour-with-diversity-of-the-vaginal-microbiota-and-abundance-of-lactobacillus
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Jocelyn M Wessels, Julie Lajoie, Danielle Vitali, Kenneth Omollo, Joshua Kimani, Julius Oyugi, Juliana Cheruiyot, Makubo Kimani, John N Mungai, Maureen Akolo, Jennifer C Stearns, Michael G Surette, Keith R Fowke, Charu Kaushic
OBJECTIVE: To compare the vaginal microbiota of women engaged in high-risk sexual behaviour (sex work) with women who are not engaged in high-risk sexual behaviour. Diverse vaginal microbiota, low in Lactobacillus species, like those in bacterial vaginosis (BV), are associated with increased prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition. Although high-risk sexual behaviour increases risk for STIs, the vaginal microbiota of sex workers is understudied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095843/transgender-female-sex-workers-hiv-knowledge-experienced-stigma-and-condom-use-in-the-dominican-republic
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Henna Budhwani, Kristine R Hearld, Julia Hasbun, Rebecca Charow, Santo Rosario, Louise Tillotson, Elaine McGlaughlin, John Waters
INTRODUCTION: Not only do transgender female sex workers have some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and experienced stigma, they also have higher likelihood of early sexual debut and some of the lowest levels of educational attainment compared to other stigmatized populations. Some of the most common interventions designed to reduce transmission of HIV and STIs seek to educate high-risk groups on sexual health and encourage condom use across all partner types; however, reaching stigmatized populations, particularly those in resource-limited settings, is particularly challenging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092678/spectrum-of-female-commercial-sex-work-in-bangui-central-african-republic
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Jean De Dieu Longo, Marcel Mbéko Simaléko, Richard Ngbale, Gérard Grésenguet, Gilles Brücker, Laurent Bélec
Classification of professional and non-professional female sex workers (FSWs) into different categories, never previously reported in the Central African Republic (CAR), may be useful to assess the dynamics of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic, design operational intervention programmes to combat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to adapt these programmes to the broad spectrum of sexual transactions in the CAR. Our study proposes a socio-behavioural classification of FSWs living in the CAR and engaged in transactional and commercial sex...
December 2017: SAHARA J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082330/acceptability-and-feasibility-of-using-a-novel-geospatial-method-to-measure-neighborhood-contexts-and-mobility-among-transgender-women-in-new-york-city
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William C Goedel, Sari L Reisner, Aron C Janssen, Tonia C Poteat, Seann D Regan, Noah T Kreski, Gladyne Confident, Dustin T Duncan
Purpose: To date, no studies utilizing global positioning system (GPS) technologies to measure mobility and environmental exposures have been conducted among a sample of transgender women despite the potential salient role neighborhood contexts may play in the health of this population. As such, the purpose of this study was to assess the acceptability and feasibility of a weeklong GPS protocol among a sample of transgender women in New York City. Methods: A sample of 14 transgender women residing in the New York City metropolitan area were recruited through community based methods to wear and charge a GPS device for 7 days to measure daily mobility...
2017: Transgender Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075090/women-living-with-hiv-over-age-of-65-cervical-cancer-screening-in-a-unique-and-growing-population
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Alexandra Aserlind, Karla Maguire, Lunthita Duthely, Stefan Wennin, JoNell Potter
OBJECTIVE: Women living with HIV are at increased risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which can lead to cervical cancer. New guidelines recommend indefinite screening. The objective of this study is to describe cervical cancer screening practices and colposcopy results in a cohort of women living with HIV over age of 65 who were followed before the new guidelines. Comorbidities, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other risk factors were evaluated. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review on 75 women aged 65 or older living with HIV with at least one Pap smear...
2017: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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