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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099135/mycoplasma-ureaplasma-infection-in-pregnancy-to-screen-or-not-to-screen
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Gilbert G G Donders, Kateryna Ruban, Gert Bellen, Ljubomir Petricevic
Mycoplasmata have been linked to pregnancy complications and neonatal risk. While formerly a limited number of species could be discovered by cultures, molecular biology nowadays discovers both lower quantities and more diverse species, making us realize that mycoplasmata are ubiquitous in the vaginal milieu and do not always pose a danger for pregnant women. As the meaning of mycoplasmata in pregnancy is not clear to many clinicians, we summarized the current knowledge about the meaning of different kinds of mycoplasmata in pregnancy and discuss the potential benefits and disadvantages of treatment...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072683/knowledge-of-greek-adolescents-on-human-papilloma-virus-hpv-and-vaccination-a-national-epidemiologic-study
#2
Dennis Vaidakis, Irini Moustaki, Ioannis Zervas, Anastasia Barbouni, Kyriaki Merakou, Maria S Chrysi, George Creatsa, Theodoros Panoskaltsis
The aim of the present study was to identify the sexual behavior, attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) focused on human papilloma virus (HPV) in the Greek adolescent population. The participants were 4547 adolescents, a representative sample for Greek territory with a mean age of 17 years. After written permission from Greek ministry of education each student completed a questionnaire with 36 questions. The fields covered were demographic characteristics, sexual life data, and basic knowledge on HPV...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072403/antimicrobial-resistant-sexually-transmitted-infections-gonorrhoea-and-mycoplasma-genitalium
#3
REVIEW
Magnus Unemo, Jorgen S Jensen
The emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major concern worldwide and already compromises treatment effectiveness and control of several bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium are evolving into so-called superbugs that can become resistant, both in vitro and clinically, to essentially all antimicrobials available for treatment, causing exceedingly difficult-to-treat or untreatable STIs and threatening global public health. Widespread AMR in these bacteria is likely to persist and even worsen in the future, owing to the high number of infections, widespread and uncontrolled use of antimicrobials, limited surveillance of AMR and clinical failures, as well as the extraordinary capacity of these bacteria to develop AMR...
January 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070215/multiple-hpv-infections-in-female-sex-workers-in-western-kenya-implications-for-prophylactic-vaccines-within-this-sub-population
#4
Sonia Menon, Davy van den Broeck, Rodolfo Rossi, Emilomo Ogbe, Hillary Mabeya
BACKGROUND: Whilst the imputed role of High Risk (HR) HPV infection in the development of cervical lesions and cancer has been established, the high number of HPV genotypes that Female Sex workers (FSW) harbour warrants that the synergistic effects of potential HR (pHR) and HR HPV genotypes be elucidated to assess the potential impact of prophylactic vaccines. This population in Kenya also harbours a number of other vaginal infections and STIs, including bacterial vaginosis (BV), trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and candida spp...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063910/racial-ethnic-differences-in-contraceptive-preferences-beliefs-and-self-efficacy-among-women-veterans
#5
Lisa S Callegari, Xinhua Zhao, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, Elian Rosenfeld, Maria K Mor, Sonya Borrero
BACKGROUND: Significant racial/ethnic disparities in unintended pregnancy persist in the US, with the highest rates observed among low-income black and Hispanic women. Differences in contraceptive preferences, beliefs, and self-efficacy may be instrumental in understanding contraceptive behaviors that underlie higher rates of unintended pregnancy among racial/ethnic minorities. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to understand how contraceptive preferences, beliefs and self-efficacy vary by race and ethnicity among women veterans...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062389/internet-based-hiv-prevention-with-at-home-sexually-transmitted-infection-testing-for-young-men-having-sex-with-men-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-keep-it-up-2-0
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Brian Mustanski, Krystal Madkins, George J Greene, Jeffrey T Parsons, Brent A Johnson, Patrick Sullivan, Michael Bass, Rebekah Abel
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are increasing among young men who have sex with men (YMSM), yet few HIV prevention programs have studied this population. Keep It Up! (KIU!), an online HIV prevention program tailored to diverse YMSM, was developed to fill this gap. The KIU! 2.0 randomized controlled trial (RCT) was launched to establish intervention efficacy. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the KIU! study is to advance scientific knowledge of technology-based behavioral HIV prevention, as well as improve public health by establishing the efficacy of an innovative electronic health (eHealth) prevention program for ethnically and racially diverse YMSM...
January 7, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058567/sexual-risk-and-transmission-behaviors-partnerships-and-settings-among-young-adult-nonmedical-opioid-users-in-new-york-city
#7
S R Friedman, P Mateu-Gelabert, K V Ruggles, E Goodbody, C Syckes, L Jessell, Jennifer Teubl, H Guarino
Nonmedical prescription opioid use has become widespread. It can lead to heroin use, drug injection and HIV infection. We describe young adult opioid users' sexual risk behavior, partnerships and settings. 464 youth aged 18-29 who reported opioid use in the past 30 days were recruited using Respondent-Driven Sampling. Eligible participants completed a computer-assisted, interviewer-administered risk questionnaire and were tested for STIs and HIV. Participants (33% female; 66% white non-Hispanic) almost all had sex in the prior 90 days; 42% reported more than one partner...
January 5, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056883/marijuana-use-and-sex-with-multiple-partners-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-youth-results-from-a-national-sample
#8
Xiaoyun Zhang, Li-Tzy Wu
BACKGROUND: Sex with multiple partners (SMP) is one of the important contributing factors for contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescents and young adults, especially among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) youth. Past studies mainly focus on examining associations of alcohol or club drugs use with unprotected sexual behaviors among adult homo/bisexual men, while little is known about the temporal association between marijuana use (MU) and SMP among LGB youth. METHODS: This study examined the relationship between MU and SMP among LGB adolescents and young adults...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053015/ancient-hominid-hanky-panky-also-influenced-spread-of-stis
#9
EDITORIAL
Joseph Caspermeyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052976/reciprocal-physical-intimate-partner-violence-is-associated-with-prevalent-sti-hiv-among-male-tanzanian-migrant-workers-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Alison H Norris, Michele R Decker, Yiska L Weisband, Michelle J Hindin
OBJECTIVES: Physical intimate partner violence (IPV) and STIs, including HIV, are highly prevalent in east Africa. While we have some evidence about women's experience with physical IPV, little is known about men's experience with physical IPV, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Our objective was to examine, in Tanzanian male migrant plantation residents, the prevalence of, and associations among, experience and enactment of physical IPV and prevalent STI/HIV. METHODS: Data from a cross-sectional survey of male plantation residents (n=158) in northern Tanzania were analysed to estimate prevalence of physical IPV experience and enactment...
January 4, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046104/barriers-and-facilitators-of-screening-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-adolescent-girls-and-young-women-in-mombasa-kenya-a-qualitative-study
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Ethel Avuvika, Linnet N Masese, George Wanje, Juliet Wanyonyi, Benard Nyaribo, Grace Omoni, Anisa Baghazal, R Scott McClelland
OBJECTIVE: Young women bear the greatest burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so it is important to identify and address barriers to STI screening in this population. We conducted a qualitative study to explore the feasibility of STI screening among adolescent girls and young women in Mombasa, Kenya. METHODS: We conducted 17 in-depth interviews (IDIs) (8 with adolescent girls and 9 with young women) and 6 focus group discussions (FGDs) (4 with adolescent girls and 2 with young women, total 55 participants)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043196/clinico-epidemiological-profile-of-viral-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-seropositive-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-north-india
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Shikha Chugh, Vijay Kumar Garg, Rashmi Sarkar, Kabir Sardana
Sexually transmitted diseases are a major public health problem both in developing and in developed countries, and especially with the co-synergy with HIV infection, there is an increasing need to have a proper understanding of the clinicodemographic patterns of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for planning and implementing control strategies. Worldwide, there is an increased preponderance of viral STIs. Increasing incidence and altered clinical presentation of viral STIs in patients with HIV pose a diagnostic challenge; thereby, we studied the demographic profile of HIV-seropositive patients and compared clinical manifestations of viral STIs in HIV-seropositive patients to those in seronegative individuals...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042211/a-study-on-the-prevalence-of-genital-trichomoniasis-among-female-outpatients-attending-sexually-transmitted-infection-clinic-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Swapna Muthusamy, Selvi Elangovan
INTRODUCTION: Women with high-risk sexual behavior accounts for more than half of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic attendees. The prevalence of trichomoniasis is as low as 5% in the general population to as high as 60% in high-risk population. This infection can pave the way to the acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus and other STIs, vice versa and is even associated with cancer. OBJECTIVES: To identify, isolate and study the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis in genital specimens of female outpatients...
January 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029131/assessment-of-a-culturally-tailored-sexual-health-education-program-for-african-american-youth
#14
Tiffany Zellner Lawrence, Tabia Henry Akintobi, Assia Miller, Elaine Archie-Booker, Tarita Johnson, Donoria Evans
African American youth are affected disproportionately by sexually transmitted infections (STIs), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and teenage pregnancy when compared to other racial groups. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the To Help Young People Establish (2 HYPE) Abstinence Club, a behavioral intervention designed to promote delayed sexual activity among African American youth ages 12-18 in Atlanta, Georgia. The intervention included 20 h of curriculum and creative arts instruction...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027990/dual-sexual-and-drug-related-predictors-of-hepatitis-c-incidence-among-sex-workers-in-a-canadian-setting-gaps-and-opportunities-for-scale-up-of-hcv-prevention-treatment-and-care
#15
Shira M Goldenberg, Julio Montaner, Melissa Braschel, Eugenia Socias, Silvia Guillemi, Kate Shannon
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality globally. While sex workers (SWs) may face elevated HCV risks through both drug/sexual pathways, incidence data among SWs are severely lacking. We characterized HCV incidence and predictors of HCV seroconversion among women SWs in Vancouver, BC. METHODS: Questionnaire and serological data were drawn from a community-based cohort of women SWs (2010-2014). Kaplan-Meier METHODS: and Cox regression were used to model HCV incidence and predictors of time to HCV seroconversion...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024675/socio-cultural-influences-upon-knowledge-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-a-qualitative-study-with-heterosexual-middle-aged-adults-in-scotland
#16
Jenny Dalrymple, Joanne Booth, Paul Flowers, Sharron Hinchliff, Karen Lorimer
There has been a recent global increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV among adults aged over 45. Limited evidence exists regarding middle-aged adults' knowledge of STIs other than HIV. This qualitative study sought to understand middle-aged adults' knowledge of STIs within a socio-cultural context. Individual interviews, based on a life-course approach, were conducted with 31 recently sexually active heterosexual men and women. Participants were aged between 45 and 65 and of mixed relationship status (14 were single, 17 in a relationship)...
November 2016: Reproductive Health Matters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024582/evaluation-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-and-poly-dl-lactide-co-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-electrospun-fibers-for-the-treatment-of-hsv-2-infection
#17
Stella E Aniagyei, Lee B Sims, Danial A Malik, Kevin M Tyo, Keegan C Curry, Woihwan Kim, Daniel A Hodge, Jinghua Duan, Jill M Steinbach-Rankins
More diverse multipurpose prevention technologies are urgently needed to provide localized, topical pre-exposure prophylaxis against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In this work, we established the foundation for a multipurpose platform, in the form of polymeric electrospun fibers (EFs), to physicochemically treat herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) infection. To initiate this study, we fabricated different formulations of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) and poly(dl-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) (PLCL) EFs that encapsulate Acyclovir (ACV), to treat HSV-2 infection in vitro...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024408/sexual-regret
#18
Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, Mons Bendixen, David M Buss
The current study sought to answer three key questions about explaining the emotion of regret in the domain of casual sex: Are sex differences in sexual regret robust or attenuated in a highly egalitarian culture? What proximate psychological variables might explain sex differences in sexual regret? And what accounts for within-sex variation in experiences of sexual regret about casual sex. We conducted a study of 263 Norwegian students (ages 19-37) who reported how much they regretted having either engaged in, or passed up, their most recent casual sexual experience...
October 2016: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007791/factors-associated-with-seminal-impairment-in-hiv-infected-men-under-antiretroviral-therapy
#19
A Jerónimo, M B Baza, I Río, M Vera, V Hernando, J Castilla, C Rodriguez, J Del Romero
STUDY QUESTION: How do semen parameters of HIV-infected men under antiretroviral treatment compare with WHO parameters of normal semen, and what factors are associated with any differences? SUMMARY ANSWER: Semen quality in most HIV-infected patients under antiretroviral treatment exceeds WHO limits, but the number falling below them is higher than would be expected in a healthy population. Exposure to efavirenz has a significant association with dysmotility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Dysmotility is the most frequently described sperm alteration related to HIV infection, and it has recently been linked to treatment with non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, particularly to efavirenz...
December 21, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007634/2gether-the-dual-protection-project-design-and-rationale-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-increase-dual-protection-strategy-selection-and-adherence-among-african-american-adolescent-females
#20
Alexander C Ewing, Melissa J Kottke, Joan Marie Kraft, Jessica M Sales, Jennifer L Brown, Peggy Goedken, Jeffrey Wiener, Athena P Kourtis
BACKGROUND: African American adolescent females are at elevated risk for unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Dual protection (DP) is defined as concurrent prevention of pregnancy and STIs. This can be achieved by abstinence, consistent condom use, or the dual methods of condoms plus an effective non-barrier contraceptive. Previous clinic-based interventions showed short-term effects on increasing dual method use, but evidence of sustained effects on dual method use and decreased incident pregnancies and STIs are lacking...
December 19, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
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