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26% of black MSM in PrEP trial diagnosed with STI during follow-up

More than 26% of black men who have sex with men, or MSM, who were enrolled in a pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, trial were diagnosed with an STI in follow-up,…

Meta-analysis finds high but variable STI rates in PrEP studies – is PrEP the cause or a potential solution?

A new meta-analysis of 20 studies and roll-out projects of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in gay and bisexual men confirms very high rates of diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)…

HIV/STI counseling and testing for patients on PrEP

Further efforts are needed to educate and prepare healthcare providers to prescribe preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and manage patients receiving PrEP to reduce the risk for acquiring HIV infection, according to…

Public Health England warns that improved treatment and testing rates for STIs in the UK could be imperilled by cuts

A review of one hundred years of diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK confirms that there have been sharp increases in gonorrhoea and syphilis since the historic…

Higher RPR titers, recent diagnosis predict syphilis treatment response

Higher rapid plasma reagin, or RPR, titers at diagnosis and a diagnosis made in more recent years are associated with serological treatment response in patients living with HIV who are…

How dangerous is gonorrhoea resistance and can it be halted?

Signs of decline in gonorrhoea resistance follow dual-therapy adoption, similar to US findings The bacterium that causes the common sexually transmitted infection (STI) gonorrhoea develops resistance to antibiotics easily, and…

France’s health system to reimburse cost of condoms in fight against STDs

The French government said Tuesday (November 27) it would take the rare step of reimbursing prescription-bought condoms to combat the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The measure,…

Novel antibiotic shows promise in treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea

An investigational oral antibiotic called zoliflodacin was well-tolerated and successfully cured most cases of uncomplicated gonorrhea when tested in a Phase 2 multicenter clinical trial, according to findings published today…

Truvada and the truth: is HIV prevention propelling the STI epidemic?

Among men who have sex with men, ‘pre-exposure prophylaxis’, or PrEP, has apparently led to a fall in condom use Condoms, 100% of the time: that was the HIV-prevention policy…

Anal HPV-16 infection significantly more common in MSM, especially those living with HIV

Anal infection with HPV-16, the type of human papillomavirus most strongly associated with anal cancer, is most common in HIV-positive gay men, similar between HIV-negative gay men and HIV-positive heterosexual…

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