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Scientists identify immune cascade that fuels complications, tissue damage in chlamydia infections

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Harvard Medical School) Research in mice pinpoints immune mechanism behind tissue damage and complications of chlamydia infection, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.Separate immune mechanisms drive bacterial clearance versus immune-mediated tissue damage and subsequent disease.Therapies are needed to avert irreversible reproductive organ damage that can arise as a result of silent infections that go untreated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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Study: Site of 1st chlamydia exposure makes big difference

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Exposing the gut to chlamydia protects against subsequent infection in the genital tract and other tissues, researchers from UT Health San Antonio discovered. Chlamydia is the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease and causes infertility, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease if left untreated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Chlamydia In Women

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

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Careless sex practices may be contributing to female infertility; researchers urge additional testing for Chlamydia

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:24:02 +0100

(Natural News) Scientists are being asked to take into consideration a new aspect when it comes to acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STD), mainly in part because there are now forms of STD that can be transmitted even through oral and anal sex. “Does active oral sex contribute to female infertility?” This is the question asked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:47:08 +0100

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Internet-based testing for STIs doubles uptake

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Findings from first UK study to compare effect of access to internet-based STI testing against face-to-face appointments Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England Regulator issues warning over unreliable HIV testing kits London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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STI symptom checker: Do I have gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis? Signs of sex infections

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:15:03 +0100

STIs - or sexually transmitted infections - can be passed on via unprotected sex. These are the symptoms of gonorrhoea - commonly misspelt gonorrhea - chlamydia and syphilis to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Online STI kits double testing uptake in young people, study suggests

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:00:25 +0100

Offering e-STI kits alongside existing sexual health services could improve testing rates, research indicatesOffering young people testing kits for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) over the internet almost doubles testing uptake compared with inviting them to a clinic, research suggests.In 2016 alone there were more than 417,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in England, including gonorrhoea and chlamydia, with rates of STI diagnoses generally higher among young people. While the use of condoms can help to prevent the spread of STIs,a recent survey found that nearly half of under-25s questioned did not use one when having sex with a new partner.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Introducing internet-based testing for STIs doubles testing uptake in South London boroughs

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Providing internet-based testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) could increase the number of people being tested for syphilis, HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea, including among high-risk groups, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Almost half of young people never use a condom with a new partner

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100

PHE wants more under 25s to be protected to stop the spread of STIs Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Gonorrhoea becoming difficult or impossible to treat, warns WHO Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Judging a 'clean face' for trachoma

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(PLOS) Part of the control strategy for trachoma -- repeated eye infections caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis -- is facial cleanliness. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have shown that properly trained graders can reliably reproduce assessments of facial cleanliness. The findings suggest that measures of facial cleanliness can be added to trachoma surveys in the developing countries where the infection is a public health problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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New study compares sexual practices among older and younger HIV-infected women

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study that compared HIV-positive women over 50 years of age with their younger HIV-infected cohorts found that while the older women were less likely to be sexually active and to report condomless sex with a male partner, those who were sexually active were not as likely to undergo screening for gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis than their younger counterparts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Vertical Transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis Vertical Transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 04:14:53 +0100

What does this data tell us about the risk of mother-to-child transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis infections?Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Mayo Clinic Minute: Some sexually transmitted infections reach record highs

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention?(CDC) has released new data showing that health care providers diagnosed more than 2 million people with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2016. That's a record high in the U.S. https://youtu.be/wIH4WsPGg_E Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script. Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Vaginal seeding babies could give them deadly chlamydia

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:39:20 +0100

An expert from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists warns the potential risks of 'vaginal seeding' outweigh the possible benefits of reduced asthma risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



At-risk Women Often Not Tested for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea At-risk Women Often Not Tested for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:01:04 +0100

Fewer than 1 in 1,000 women who undergo genital testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea also undergo rectal testing for those conditions, U.S. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)

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What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:59:58 +0100

Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates of recidivism are higher for youth than for adults; for youth, 75% are rearrested within 3 years. Detained youth have a higher risk of mortality at 4x the general populati...



Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Rates Up

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:30:30 +0100

The CDC's annual report on STD rates in the United States is in, and the news about chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis is not good. (Source: ConsultantLive)



Infectious Diseases A-Z: Sexually transmitted infections in U.S. at record high

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to a new?report?by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2016?Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report?shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S.? the highest number ever. "Worsening trends [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Take a Number: In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 22:34:40 +0100

Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)

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Take a Number: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:20:36 +0100

Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)



New STD cases hit record high in US

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:53:10 +0100

In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia Risk

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)



STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:14:05 +0100

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: WebMD Health)



Sexually Transmitted Infections Hit Record High in 2016 (FREE)

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Diagnoses of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis hit a record high in the U.S. in 2016 — … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:15:16 +0100

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: WebMD Health)



STD cases hit record high in the U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:09:51 +0100

Annual CDC report on sexually transmitted diseases shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2016 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



STDs Hit All - Time High in U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:00:00 +0100

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)

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STD rates hit another record high, with California near the top

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:50:00 +0100

The number of Americans diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis reached a record high in 2016 for the second year in a row, with more than 2 million cases reported, according tofederal data released Tuesday.Cases of these three sexually transmitted diseases have been increasing since... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)



STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0100

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



New STD cases in U.S. set record high in 2016: CDC report

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:06:21 +0100

CHICAGO (Reuters) - New U.S. cases of three common sexually transmitted diseases - chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - reached more than 2 million in 2016, a new record, U.S. health officials said, prompting calls for more effective prevention efforts. (Source: Reuters: Health)



STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:09:02 +0100

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 -- New cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States reached an all-time high in 2016, federal health officials reported Tuesday. There were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and 28,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Vaginal Flora Associated with Risk for Chlamydia Infection (FREE)

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By Kelly Young Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Certain vaginal bacteria may predispose women to chlamydia infection, according to a nested, case-control study in Sexually Transmitted Infections.Roughly 60 women in Amsterdam who were … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

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Certain vaginal bacteria linked with increased chlamydia risk

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Specific signatures of vaginal microbiota indicative of STIs Related items fromOnMedica London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’ Sexually transmitted infections Antibiotic resistance prompts STI treatment overhaul Chlamydia trachomatis infection (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Some have higher risk of chlamydia due to vaginal bacteria

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:30:49 +0100

A new study by researchers in the Netherlands suggests that the prevalence of a healthy, lactic acid-producing bacteria in the vagina may be linked to vulnerability to chlamydia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Bizarre Swedish STI-safety video with animated genitals

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:38:49 +0100

The purpose of the film, which is being used by public health officials in Kronoberg County in the south of the country, is to promote self-testing for chlamydia in people aged between 15 and 24. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Zoonotic Chlamydia caviae Tied to Community - Acquired Pneumonia

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Three cases of community - acquired pneumonia reported after exposure to ill guinea pigs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:09:05 +0100

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia. The bacteria, Chlamydia caviae (C. caviae), normally causes pink... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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PHE acknowledges damaging sexual health services fragmentation

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Its action plan aims to plug accountability gaps and boost commissioning capacity Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Access to UK sexual health clinics has worsened over past few years Councils plan cuts to public health spending Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

But STIs have fallen in past year Related items fromOnMedica Sexually transmitted infections Chlamydia trachomatis infection Make condoms more widely available to curb spread of STIs, says NICE GPs fear sexual health will become ‘Cinderella service of NHS’ Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:26:28 +0100

Discussion Erythema nodosum (EN) is a common dermatological eruption characterized by inflammatory nodules of the subcutaneous fat (panniculitis) on the extensor surfaces of the extremities especially the shins, thighs, and forearms. They are usually painful, nodular, bilateral and multiple. They can be found on other areas and be unilateral. They can be red, purple or blackish. They usually resolve without problems in 3-6 weeks. Diagnosis is usually clinical but biopsy may be needed if there is atypical presentation or history, physical examination or laboratory testing reveals potential underlying diseases. Treatment is usually conservative with rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Identified underlying causes of the EN should be treated but in some studies more than 50% of t...



How Common Are STIs?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:01:06 +0100

Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity including low-birth weight, prematurity, conjunctivitis, pneumonia, sepsis, and congenital abnormalities Genital cancer In high-income countries diagnosis usually includ...



Old meningitis B vaccine 'may also protect against gonorrhoea'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:14:13 +0100

Conclusion This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. But it's difficult to form any firm conclusions because of the nature of the case and control groups. For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. It could just be down to pure chance and have nothing to do with the vaccine. So before we celebrate the alleged "cure of gonorrhoea", there are many things to consider: The vaccine in question is no longer in use as a vaccine against meningococcal B. The Men4C jab is now used in the UK. Though it does have many similar components, we don'...

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Chlamydia testing for young women declines after revised Pap test guidelines

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:00:00 +0100

After Pap tests became less frequent in Canada, researchers found chlamydia tests also decreased, particularly among young women and teens. Doctors suggest young women should ask about testing for the sexually transmitted infection. (Source: CBC | Health)



Chlamydia screening drops after change in cervical cancer screening guideline

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0100

This article is published in the July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. Links to articles will go live at 5 p.m. ET, July 10. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Antibiotic Eye Drops Often Unhelpful for Pinkeye

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:02 +0100

Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, often goes away without treatment. (Source: NYT Health)



Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)



Involving partner in STD care boosts treatment efficacy

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:07:37 +0100

States that let doctors prescribe drugs to treat chlamydia or gonorrhea in both partners when only one makes an office visit have lower rates of the STDs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



STD treatment for two?

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) In some states, patients who test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea leave the clinic with not only a prescription for themselves, but also one for their sexual partner -- who was not seen by a doctor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



STD treatment for 2?

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) In some states, patients who test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea leave the clinic with not only a prescription for themselves, but also one for their sexual partner -- who was not seen by a doctor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



myLAB Box offers first nationwide STD testing from home

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:54:18 +0100

myLAB Box says it's the first nationwide company that offers home STD testing. It tests for 10 different types of STDs and STIs, including HPV, HIV and  chlamydia. The company is based in L.A. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Company offers first nationwide STD testing from home

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:27:53 +0100

myLAB Box says it's the first nationwide company that offers home STD testing. It tests for 10 different types of STDs and STIs, including HPV, HIV and  chlamydia. The company is based in L.A. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Young patients open to sexual health advice in GP consultations

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:56:24 +0100

GPs should offer chlamydia tests, contraceptive advice and condoms to patients aged 16-24 in unrelated consultations, say researchers who found young people prefer to receive this information in general practice. (Source: GP Online News)



6 Signs You Should Talk To A Doctor About Fertility

Fri, 12 May 2017 19:38:38 +0100

Andrea Syrtash was first hospitalized at the age of 14 for painful and heavy menstrual cycles due to endometriosis. She had no idea her condition would affect her fertility ― and even if she had known, she may not have thought to address it without guidance from her doctors. After six years of trying to conceive, Syrtash, who’s now in her 40s and works as a relationship and dating expert, recently founded pregnantish, a website for singles, couples and LGBTQ people who are trying to conceive.  “When you’re a teenager, it’s not on your mind,” she said. Had she known, “I might have seen a specialist sooner.” Syrtash’s experience reveals a truth fertility specialists want more people to know: You don’t have to be activel...



Saying ‘Yes’ To Sex Should Also Mean ‘Yes’ To STD Testing

Thu, 04 May 2017 19:45:30 +0100

When it comes to talking about sex, sexuality and sexual health, we’ve come a long way – in some respects. Today, the reality of sexual assault on college campuses, abortion rights, gender and sexual identity and access to contraception are part of an important national dialogue, one that is both political and personal. At the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), our definition of sexual health is, by necessity, broad. Among other things, sexual health encompasses access to sexual health information, education and medical care; being informed and empowered regarding pregnancy and family planning; preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and accessing appropriate care and treatment; and being able to communicate about sexual health with not only sexual partners but healthc...



Scientists are one step closer towards a chlamydia cure

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:01:41 +0100

Scientists at the University of British Columbia created a model that shows how chlamydia interacts with the immune system. Genes, known as IRF5 and IL-10RA, play a key role in fighting the STI. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Powerful chlamydia cure could be imminent: Dangerous SEX infection can cause infertility

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:54:00 +0100

CHLAMYDIA - an infection spread through sex - is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK - with more than 200,000 cases each year in England alone. But now a breakthrough could lead to a more powerful cure for the infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



New chlamydia drug targets discovered using CRISPR and stem cells

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at the University of British Columbia have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the human immune system. The results, reported today (April 25) in Nature Communications, identify novel drug targets for the sexually transmitted disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



5 STI Myths That Just Won't Die

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:02:50 +0100

For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. If you’ve heard one of these myths repeated, we’re declaring once and for all: It’s not true. 1. If you had one, you would know. Half the human population gets an STI at some point in their life, and a lot of them don’t know it. “STIs can fly beneath the radar for months or even years and exhibit no noticeable symptoms,” says Samuel Malloy, M.D., cofounder and medical director of DrFelix. Chlamydia is the STI most likely to appear without sympt...



How To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:03:53 +0100

When Sarit Luban, a 27-year-old writer from Boston starts dating someone new, there’s a conversation she has to have first. Luban, who has genital herpes, says she has a couple of different approaches to disclosing her sexually transmitted infection. Sometimes she introduces herpes casually, as one of many facts about herself. Other times, she opens up the conversation by talking about STIs generally, and asking about the last time her partner was tested. “I don’t apologize, and I don’t go into how I got it,” she says. “It can be as simple as, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with you. If you’re into that, I want you to know first that I have genital herpes.’ I like to give people space to ask questions, and I frame it as a discussion that...



​Cincinnati drug store clinics to offer testing for sexually transmitted infections

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:20:06 +0100

Walgreens revealed today that all 11 of its Greater Cincinnati drug stores with Healthcare Clinics will soon begin offering testing for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, Hepatitis B and C, chlamydia and gonorrhea. As of April 25, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at Walgreens Healthcare Clinics in Cincinnati and some other markets will be available to consult with patients to determine the testing process. The method of testing varies depending on the condition of the patient.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Here's Exactly What To Do When You Find Out You Have An STI

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:42:56 +0100

For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to think about what you would do if you contracted an STI — after all, around half of the human population will get one at some point. While that might seem a little scary, it also means that testing positive shouldn’t be a source of embarrassment or instant panic. Most STIs are treatable if you manage them properly, says Anne Hodder, a sex and relationship coach who teaches about STIs with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. But once you find out you’ve got one, it’s hard to know how to start handling it responsibly. If your health care clinic (or at-home test) reveals you’ve contracted an STI, here are the first steps to take to make sure you&rsquo...



Access to UK sexual health clinics has worsened over past few years

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Sharpest decline has occurred among services in England, data indicate Related items fromOnMedica Sexually transmitted infections Chlamydia trachomatis infection 4% fewer patients accessed sexual health services last year Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy Fragmented sexual health system is failing users (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Do Women Really Need A Yearly Pelvic Exam?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:36:52 +0100

Experts are still debating whether women need a pelvic exam at their yearly visit to a gynecologist, according to a new report. The report comes from a government-appointed expert panel that reviewed hundreds of studies on pelvic exams and concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to make a recommendation either for or against pelvic exams for women who don’t have symptoms of gynecologic conditions and aren’t pregnant. The panel, known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), said that more studies are needed to better assess the potential benefits and harms of routine pelvic exams. In the meantime, the decision of whether a woman should have a pelvic exam should be shared between the patient and the doctor, the report said. The decision should consider the e...



Your NEJM Group Today: Chlamydia Screening Clinical Pearls / Prenatal Herpes Exposure & Autism? / Massachusetts Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 23:00:00 +0100

By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: Do current screening … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



New Antibiotics Urgently Needed to Combat Resistant Bacteria

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:19:09 +0100

Credit: WHO/Jim HolmesBy IPS World DeskROME/GENEVA, Feb 28 2017 (IPS)The United Nations health organisation has just published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines.The list highlights in particular the threat of gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. These bacteria have built-in abilities to find new ways to resist treatment and can pass along genetic material that allows other bacteria to become drug-resistant ...

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Chlamydia Sequela Cost Estimates in Economic Evaluations Chlamydia Sequela Cost Estimates in Economic Evaluations

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:35:41 +0100

The authors explore the differences in cost estimates used in economic evaluations of chlamydia screening strategies and the management of chlamydia-related complications.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Expedited Partner Therapy

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:20:15 +0100

(EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner. This page provides recommendations and guidance on EPT. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Your NEJM Group Today: Chlamydia Screening, Diazepam Not Helpful for Back Pain, Connecticut IM Opportunity (FREE)

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:00:00 +0100

By the Editors Check out the latest offerings from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Chlamydial infection may result in pelvic inflammatory disease, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Cars and chlamydia killing Queensland koalas

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:07:00 +0100

Being hit by cars and chlamydia were the top causes of a dramatic rise in south-east Queensland koala deaths over the past two decades, according to a new study. Scientists analyzed data about koala disease and death from 1997 to 2013. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cuts STI Rates (CME/CE)

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:35:41 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Marked reduction in syphilis and chlamydia in high-risk men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)

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Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:09:18 +0100

Doxycycline taken after sex might reduce rates of syphilis and chlamydia in gay men, but questions about antibiotic resistance remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)



UK survey finds around 1 in 13 women report pain during sex

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:30:00 +0100

Conclusion Overall, the findings of this study indicate painful sex is experienced by around 1 in 13 sexually active women in the UK. The findings also indicate there are a large number of factors, including relationships, health and attitudes toward sex, associated with painful sex. The large number of women included in the study, and the adjustments made by researchers, mean the findings are broadly representative of the UK population aged between 16 and 74. However, this study has a number of limitations: The survey cannot prove painful sex was caused by the factors investigated, only that there was an association. It may be that the reverse is true in some cases – for example, painful sex causes anxiety or a lack of enjoyment during sex. The data was self-reported and therefore ...



SMI V 37: Chlamydia trachomatis infection: testing by nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:25:03 +0100

This guidance was updated in January 2017. An issued document has been added. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Genital and extragenital gonorrhea and chlamydia in children and adolescents evaluated for sexual abuse - Kellogg ND, Melville JD, Lukefahr JL, Nienow SM, Russell EL.

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:38:42 +0100

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the use of a nucleic acid amplification test in detecting genital and extragenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in children and adolescents assessed for sexual abuse/assault. ... (Source: SafetyLit)



That STI App On Your Phone Might Not Be Giving You The Best Health Advice

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:23:06 +0100

(Reuters Health) – Of nearly 90 mobile phone apps focusing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), about a third had inaccurate and incomplete information in a recent study. This significant variation in content, quality and medical advice could lead to sexual health risks for those who search for answers online before talking to a doctor. “Due to the stigmatized nature of STIs, apps could be a great medium for providing accurate information to those most at risk,” said lead author Jo Gibbs of the University College London Department of Infection and Population Health in the UK. “However, there is very little guidance available for the consumer to assess the accuracy and quality of information provided by apps, and to identify and distinguish those which are like...

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Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0100

Conclusion This US questionnaire-based study aimed to assess the link between the grooming of pubic hair and lifetime history of STIs. The findings showed that grooming was associated with a higher rate of STIs. The study has strengths in that it included a large number of both men and women with a very small number excluded from the analysis. The team made attempts to make the survey as fair as possible and provided a laptop computer and free internet service to those without access to the internet. They also carried out a pilot survey to make sure it was valid and easy to understand. However there are some important limitations to this research that overall mean that it can't prove conclusively that grooming pubic hair directly increases your risk of STIs. By design this cross-sectiona...



A Pathway to Chlamydia Control: Updated ECDC Guidance A Pathway to Chlamydia Control: Updated ECDC Guidance

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0100

The ECDC has provided updated recommendations for the prevention and control of chlamydia. Find out what's new.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



More Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Needed for MSM More Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Needed for MSM

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:37:37 +0100

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S. need more screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea, new research reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)



Remarks at a ceremony commemorating Morocco ’s elimination of trachoma as a public health problem

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0100

Excellencies, honourable ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the government of Morocco on its elimination of trachoma as a public health problem. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)



As STD rates rise, so will costs, local stakeholders say

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:45:19 +0100

The rates of sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea have reached new highs in the U.S., while reported cases of syphilis rose by roughly 90 percent in Allegheny County, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For stakeholders in both public and private health care, those increases may have sweeping implications for the health care providers working to contain the spread of these diseases, as well as the costs associated with treating them. According… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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The STD You've Probably Never Heard Of

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:10:09 +0100

The Basics Trichomoniasis (trich) is a common STI caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. An estimated 3.7 million people are infected, but because only about 30 percent show symptoms, most people don't know they have it until they get a positive test result. How You Get It The parasite gets passed during unprotected vaginal sex (can be from penis to vagina, vagina to penis, or vagina to vagina). Trich usually doesn't affect other areas, like the mouth or anus, which means this is one STD that is relatively uncommon for gay and bisexual men. What's It Like? Here's where the not-fun part comes in: When trichomoniasis does cause symptoms, they're not exactly pleasant. Men may feel itching or irritation inside the penis, whereas women can experience a gross-smelling vaginal di...



Mayo Clinic Minute: Sexually transmitted diseases at all-time high

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:00:00 +0100

Despite prevention efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high in the U.S. In a new report, the CDC says rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia increased in 2015, and more 110 million people have infections. Mayo Clinic experts want to educate people about [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Cochrane in the news: October 2016

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:04:09 +0100

A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.Cochrane contributor Hilda Bastianblogs onPLoS in memory of longtime Cochrane contributor Andrew Herxheimer and shares the untold story of his father, Herbert Herxheimer.En route, Air Canada ’s in-flight magazine,spotlight frequent flyer Peter Tugwell, Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Musculoskeletal.Sexually Transmitted Infections BMJblog post focuses on recent Cochrane Review on chlamydia.Professor Edzard Ernst draws on Cochrane Evidence in hispost on homeopathy in his post inSpector Health. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)



Second Chance on Bladder US

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:02:56 +0100

“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the two sicker patients to be seen. Her third patient is a 60-year-old, otherwise healthy male, who was just here last week for nausea, dysuria, and “feeling unwell”. He was diagnos...



Africa: WHO Releases New Guidelines to Treat Drug-Resistant STIs

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:16:01 +0100

[Focus] New guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and are generally curable with antibiotics. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)



New guidelines for the treatment of 3 common sexually transmitted infections

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:20:55 +0100

These new guidelines have been published by the World Health Organisation for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The new recommendations are based on the latest available evidence on the most effective treatments for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



WHO: Antibiotics may soon be useless against gonorrhea

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:14:15 +0100

Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The WHO released new treatment guidelines for gonorrhea, as well as syphilis and chlamydia, because of their growing resistance to antibiotics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Medical News Today: WHO revise STD treatment guidelines as threat of antibiotic resistance escalates

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:00:00 +0100

Prompted by rapidly increasing resistance to antibiotics, the WHO have revised treatment guidelines for three STDs: gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Nigeria: 214.6 Million People Affected By Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis Annually - WHO

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:13:11 +0100

[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday disclosed that worldwide a total of 214. 6 million people are infected with three most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) - chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis annually even as it raised alarm that they are becoming more difficult to treat with some antibiotics due to misuse and overuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:46:00 +0100

The World Health Organisation has published new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The new recommendations are based on the latest available evidence on the most effective treatments for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts New WHO STI Guidelines Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts New WHO STI Guidelines

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:37:29 +0100

With antibiotic options becoming more limited for common sexually transmitted infections, most notably gonorrhea, the WHO has updated treatment recommendations for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)



Africa: WHO - Antibiotic Resistance Forces Updates to Recommended Treatment for STIs

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:24:22 +0100

[UN News] The United Nations health agency has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis - in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



WHO Issues New STI Treatment Guidelines (FREE)

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:00:00 +0100

By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The World Health Organization has released new guidelines for treating gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia given their increasing resistance to treatment. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Antibiotic resistance prompts STI treatment overhaul

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:00:00 +0100

WHO issues new guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis Related items fromOnMedica Tackling antimicrobial resistance GPs prescribing outdated antibiotics for gonorrhoea Rate of syphilis in London is three times higher than rest of England Doctors told to halve inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions by 2020 Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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Gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis are building up resistance to antibiotics

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:44:44 +0100

Updating its guidelines on Tuesday, the WHO urged a new approach to treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis for the first time since 2003. The new alert urges doctors not to over-prescribe antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



UN health agency: Antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:30:17 +0100

The United Nations health agency has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)



The 1 Thing You Need To Stop Doing To Your Vagina

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:51:58 +0100

For SELF, by Zahra Barnes. A scary new report adds one more item to the “why women shouldn’t douche” list. Gynecologists have been telling their patients not to clean their vaginas with douches for years—and now they have yet another strong point against it: The practice is associated with nearly a doubled risk of getting ovarian cancer, according to a large study from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. “Douching is just wrong,” Sherry Ross, M.D., an ob/gyn and women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, tells SELF. “There is no reason to douche at all. It’s marketing at its finest to get that vagina smelling like Hawaiian tropics.” Do...



Part of $3.7M CDC award to Hawaii health department to battle Zika virus

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 22:23:54 +0100

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $3.7 million to the state Department of Health to support epidemiological and laboratory activities regarding infectious diseases in Hawaii. The award includes: $1.06 million to support Hawaii’s efforts to protect the state from the Zika virus, dengue fever and other diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks. $2.71 million to address growing concerns about antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea and chlamydia; strengthening flu surv eillance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)