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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926403/pathways-from-sexual-stigma-to-incident-hiv-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-nigerian-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Cristina Rodriguez-Hart, Rebecca G Nowak, Rashelle Musci, Danielle German, Ifeanyi Orazulike, Blessing Kayode, Hongjie Liu, Oye Gureje, Trevor A Crowell, Stefan Baral, Man Charurat
OBJECTIVES: Sexual stigma affecting men who have sex with men (MSM) in Nigeria may be an important driver of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but potential mechanisms through which this occurs are not well understood. This study assessed the contributions of suicidal ideation and sexual risk behaviors to causal pathways between stigma and HIV/STIs. DESIGN: Data were collected from the TRUST/RV368 Study, a prospective cohort of 1,480 MSM from Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922959/compliance-to-the-primary-health-care-treatment-guidelines-and-the-essential-medicines-list-in-the-management-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-correctional-centres-in-south-africa-findings-and-implications
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Tammy B Matsitse, Elvera Helberg, Johanna C Meyer, Brian Godman, Amos Massele, Natalie Schellack
BACKGROUND: The emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global concern and a growing health crisis. Additionally, evidence has shown that non-compliance to treatment guidelines, especially in the management of communicable diseases such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), has the potential of further enhancing AMR rates. Data on the extent of these challenges in Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities in correctional centres in South Africa (SA) is limited. Hence this study was conducted to determine the level of compliance with the 2008 PHC Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List (PHC STGs/EML) in the management of STIs, and to identify potential factors contributing to the compliance and non-compliance to guide future strategies...
September 19, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920768/sexually-transmitted-infections-compelling-case-for-an-improved-screening-strategy
#3
Stephen Hull, Seán Kelley, Janice L Clarke
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Compelling Case for an Improved Screening Strategy Stephen Hull, MHS, Seán Kelley, MD, MSc, and Janice L. Clarke, RN, BBA Editorial: Sexually Transmitted Infections-A Fixable Problem: David B. Nash, MD, MBA   S-3 Introduction   S-3 Rising Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs)   S-4 Current Screening Rates for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea   S-4 The Human Toll and Economic Burden of STI-Related Illness   S-5 Current Screening Guidelines for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea   S-5 Factors Contributing to Inadequate Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment for STIs   S-6 Methods Used to Improve Screening Rates   S-7 Benefits of Opt-Out Screening Strategies for STIs   S-8 Cost-Effectiveness of Screening for STIs   S-8 Discussion   S-9 Conclusion   S-10...
September 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920542/brief-manual-based-single-session-motivational-interviewing-for-reducing-high-risk-sexual-behaviour-in-women-an-evaluation
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Jens Boman, Helena Lindqvist, Lars Forsberg, Urban Janlert, Gabriel Granåsen, Elisabet Nylander
The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate brief Motivational Interviewing (MI) to facilitate behaviour change in women at high risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). One hundred and seventy-three women (mean age 24.7) at high risk of contracting STIs were randomized to a brief risk-reducing MI counselling intervention (n = 74) or assigned to the control group (n = 99). MI skill was assessed using the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) Coding System...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919639/using-a-narrative-to-spark-safer-sex-communication
#5
Lennie Donné, John Hoeks, Carel Jansen
OBJECTIVE: College students are a group at risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). While they are generally well informed about STIs, they do not consistently use condoms. An important element in preventing STIs is safer sex communication, especially with a sexual partner. This may be difficult, however, because of a lack of experience in talking about safer sex or because of the absence of suitable role models. In this study, a narrative intervention was tested that was developed to provide receivers with a social script for safer sex communication...
October 2017: Health Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904953/nonpaternity-and-half-siblingships-as-objective-measures-of-extramarital-sex-mathematical-modeling-and-simulations
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Ryosuke Omori, Nico Nagelkerke, Laith J Abu-Raddad
BACKGROUND: Understanding the epidemiology of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) requires knowledge of sexual behavior, but self-reported behavior has limitations. We explored the reliability and validity of nonpaternity and half-siblings ratios as biomarkers of current and past extramarital sex. METHODS: An individual-based Monte Carlo simulation model was constructed to describe partnering and conception in human populations with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...
2017: BioMed Research International
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/28885043/negotiating-the-edge-the-rationalization-of-sexual-risk-taking-among-western-male-sex-tourists-to-thailand
#8
Simon Bishop, Mark Limmer
Every year thousands of Western men travel to Thailand as sex tourists to participate in paid-for sex. Although many of these men will use condoms to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), others will not, despite the risks. By applying Steven Lyng's (1990) concept of edgework to data collected from 14 face-to-face interviews with male sex tourists in Pattaya, Thailand, and 1,237 online discussion board posts, this article explores the ways in which these men understood and sought to rationalize the sexual risks they took...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882079/using-qualitative-methods-to-understand-perceptions-of-risk-and-condom-use-in-african-american-college-women-implications-for-sexual-health-promotion
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TyWanda L McLaurin-Jones, Maudry-Beverley Lashley, Vanessa J Marshall
BACKGROUND: Young African American women are disproportionately affected with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintentional pregnancies. Despite adequate knowledge, assertiveness, and negotiation skills, consistent condom use remains low. AIMS: We sought to assess the role of pregnancy and STI risk perception in condom decision making among African American women. METHOD: We conducted a phenomenological qualitative study. Utilizing a purposive sampling strategy, 100 African American women (18-24 years) were recruited from a historically Black college and university for an open discussion of condom use...
September 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878111/reasons-for-inconsistent-condom-use-found-as-answers-to-a-multiple-response-question-a-national-survey-of-iranian-adults-2013
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Moghaddameh Mirzaee, Yunes Jahani, Hamid Sharifi
BACKGROUND: The use of condoms is important for preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). However, the prevalence of condom use is not satisfactory. The aim of this study was to assess the reasons for inconsistent condom use in Iranian adults. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Data were gathered through multi-stage sampling. Participants were enrolled from 13 provinces in Iran aged between 19 and 29 years. They had ever-extramarital sex and did not use condoms regularly in their sexual contacts, asked the reasons for inconsistent condom use...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876325/modernizing-field-services-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-the-united-states
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Matthew R Golden, David A Katz, Julia C Dombrowski
Public health field services for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have not adequately evolved to address the expanding scale of the STI problem, its concentration among men who have sex with men, the emergence of new communication technologies and the availability of antiretroviral therapy as a cornerstone of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention. Field services need to modernize. Modernization should seek to expand field services objectives beyond sex partner STI testing and treatment to include: HIV testing of persons with bacterial STI and their partners, including efforts to promote frequent HIV/STI testing; increased condom access; linkage and relinkage to HIV care and promotion of viral suppression; preexposure prophylaxis promotion; linkage to long-acting contraception; and referral for health insurance...
June 14, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876312/screening-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-adolescent-girls-and-young-women-in-mombasa-kenya-feasibility-prevalence-and-correlates
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Linnet N Masese, George Wanje, Emmanuel Kabare, Valentine Budambula, Francis Mutuku, Grace Omoni, Anisa Baghazal, Barbra A Richardson, R Scott McClelland
INTRODUCTION: As adolescents and young women become sexually active, they are at risk of adverse reproductive health outcomes including sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We assessed feasibility and acceptability of STI screening among 15- to 24-year-old women in Mombasa, Kenya. METHODS: After sensitization activities, participants were recruited from 3 high schools and 1 university. Study staff conducted informational sessions. Students interested in participating were given consent forms to take home, and invited to visit our clinic for STI screening...
June 28, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876299/utilization-of-sexually-transmitted-infection-services-at-2-health-facilities-targeting-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-south-africa-a-retrospective-analysis-of-operational-data
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Kate Rees, Oscar Radebe, Clarissa Arendse, Charlotte Modibedi, Helen E Struthers, James A McIntyre, Remco P H Peters
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a key population, particularly vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, but there are limited data on health programs targeting MSM in Africa. This study aims to describe the utilization of nongovernmental organization-supported sexual health services for MSM at 2 public sector health facilities in Johannesburg, South Africa. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed routine data over the period of January 2014 to June 2016...
July 21, 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/28876296/neighborhood-health-care-access-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-women-in-the-southern-united-states-a-cross-sectional-multilevel-analysis
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Danielle F Haley, Andrew Edmonds, Nadya Belenky, DeMarc A Hickson, Catalina Ramirez, Gina M Wingood, Hector Bolivar, Elizabeth Golub, Adaora A Adimora
INTRODUCTION: The United States has experienced an increase in reportable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) while simultaneously experiencing a decline in safety net services for STI testing and treatment. This multilevel study assessed relationships between neighborhood-level access to health care and STIs among a predominantly Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-seropositive cohort of women living in the south. METHODS: This cross-sectional multilevel analysis included baseline data from HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative women enrolled in the Women's Interagency HIV Study sites in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina between 2013 and 2015 (N = 666)...
August 2, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868962/prevalence-of-mycoplasma-genitalium-and-other-sexually-transmitted-infections-causing-urethritis-among-high-risk-heterosexual-male-patients-in-estonia
#16
Stanislav Tjagur, Reet Mändar, Margus Punab
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI, including Mycoplasma genitalium, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis) among high-risk heterosexual male patients and to clarify their potency to cause complaints and inflammation. METHODS: The study group included 825 men (18.0-49.5 y) consulting andrologist at Tartu University Hospital (Estonia) due to subjectively perceived risk of STI. Patients completed STI risk behaviour questionnaire...
September 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863752/divergent-preferences-for-hiv-prevention-a-discrete-choice-experiment-for-multipurpose-hiv-prevention-products-in-south-africa
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Matthew Quaife, Robyn Eakle, Maria A Cabrera Escobar, Peter Vickerman, Maggie Kilbourne-Brook, Mercy Mvundura, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Fern Terris-Prestholt
BACKGROUND: The development of antiretroviral (ARV)-based prevention products has the potential to substantially change the HIV prevention landscape; yet, little is known about how appealing these products will be outside of clinical trials, as compared with the existing options. METHODS: We conducted a discrete choice experiment (DCE) to measure preferences for 5 new products among 4 important populations in the HIV response: adult men and women in the general population (aged 18 to 49 y), adolescent girls (aged 16 to 17 y), and self-identifying female sex workers (aged 18 to 49 y)...
September 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863154/the-impact-of-hiv-infection-and-socioeconomic-factors-on-the-incidence-of-gonorrhea-a-county-level-us-wide-analysis
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Nikolaos Andreatos, Christos Grigoras, Fadi Shehadeh, Elina Eleftheria Pliakos, Georgianna Stoukides, Jenna Port, Myrto Eleni Flokas, Eleftherios Mylonakis
BACKGROUND: Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported identifiable disease in the United States (U.S.). Importantly, more than 25% of gonorrheal infections demonstrate antibiotic resistance, leading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to classify gonorrhea as an "urgent threat". METHODS: We examined the association of gonorrhea infection rates with the incidence of HIV and socioeconomic factors. A county-level multivariable model was then constructed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862527/agency-lapse-in-condom-use-and-relationship-intimacy-among-female-sex-workers-in-jamaica
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Althea E Bailey, John Peter Figueroa
This paper explores barriers to consistent condom use among female sex workers in Jamaica in a qualitative study using grounded theory. Multiple perspectives were sought through 44 in-depth interviews conducted with female sex workers, clients, the partners of sex workers and facilitators of sex work. Poverty and lack of education or skills, severely limited support systems as well as childhood abuse served to push the majority of participants into sex work and created vulnerability to HIV and other STIs. Despite these constraints, women found ways to exercise agency, ensure condom use, adopt protective measures and gain economic advantage in various aspects of the Jamaican sex trade...
September 1, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857829/were-we-prepared-for-prep-five-years-of-implementation
#20
Michael Weinstein, Otto O Yang, Adam Carl Cohen
: While the overall incidence of HIV infections in the United States (US) has decreased in recent years, certain populations remain particularly vulnerable, including racial/ethnic minorities, adolescents/young adults, and people in the southern US [1]. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated strategy to combat new infections includes a combination of "cost-effective, scalable interventions based on current science" [2]. In July 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved daily oral combination tenofovir/emtricitabine ("Truvada") for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in at-risk uninfected adults, with subsequent endorsement as blanket policy by the CDC in May 2014 [3]...
August 28, 2017: AIDS
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