Human alphaherpesvirus 2 (HSV-2) among female sex workers from Brazil: cross-sectional study using respondent-driven sampling.

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Female sex workers (FSWs) are vulnerable to human alphaherpesvirus 2 (HSV-2) infection due to their high numbers of sexual partners. The objective of this study was to evaluate the seroprevalence […]

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Mycoplasma genitalium coinfection in men with symptomatic gonococcal urethritis.

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International guidelines recommend Mycoplasma genitalium testing, preferably using an assay to detect macrolide resistance-associated mutations, for men presenting with non-gonococcal urethritis, but there is no specific guidance on such testing […]

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and oropharyngeal HPV in ethnically diverse, sexually active adolescents: community-based cross-sectional study.

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Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is the most common human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancer in the UK, but little is known about the prevalence of oropharyngeal HPV in sexually active teenagers. We […]

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Prevalence and determinants of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among school-going, sexually experienced adolescents in urban and rural Indigenous regions of Panama.

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To determine the prevalence and risk factors of genital Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) among school-going sexually experienced male and female adolescents in Panama.We conducted two multisite cross-sectional studies using two-stage cluster […]

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Genital HSV-1 DNA detection is associated with a low inflammatory profile in HIV-uninfected South African women.

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Genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are common in South Africa and worldwide. While HSV-2 is known to cause genital lesions, HSV-1 is better known to cause oral infections. Due […]

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Time to resolution of genital symptoms for uncomplicated gonorrhoea: a prospective cohort study.

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To determine the time to resolution of symptoms (TTR) following treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhoea and to identify factors associated with TTR in a cohort of sexual health clinic attendees.Participants were […]

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Utilisation of pharmacy-based sexual and reproductive health services: a quantitative retrospective study.

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To explore the utilisation of pharmacy-based sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS) in order to optimise delivery and identify barriers to access.The health provider Umbrella offers six SRHS from over […]

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Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

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Approximately 20 million new cases of bacterial or viral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur each year in the US, and about one-half of these cases occur in persons aged 15 […]

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Modelling the impact of a sex work crackdown on syphilis transmission among female sex workers and their clients in South China.

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To estimate the potential effects of an intense sex work crackdown on syphilis transmission in Guangdong Province, China.We developed a deterministic compartmental model of syphilis transmission among female sex workers […]

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Screening for asymptomatic STIs in HIV-infected men who have sex with men.

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We aimed to study the prevalence, characteristics and risk factors of asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM). We conducted a prospective cross-sectional […]

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Oropharyngeal Chlamydia trachomatis in women; spontaneous clearance and cure after treatment (FemCure).

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Women attending STI clinics are not routinely tested for oropharyngeal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infections. We aimed to assess spontaneous clearance of oropharyngeal CT and cure after antibiotic treatment in women.Women […]

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Spontaneous clearance of genital and extragenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae: data from GToG.

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infection can resolve without antibiotic treatment, however the literature describing the frequency of clearance at individual sites, how rapidly it occurs and potential predictive factors is limited. […]

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Epididymitis rates in Australian hospitals 2009-2018: ecological analysis.

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To investigate rates of acute epididymitis diagnosed in Australian hospital settings.Yearly hospital admission and emergency department (ED) rates of epididymitis as primary diagnoses were calculated for 15-44-year-old men for three […]

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How to increase chlamydia testing in primary care: a qualitative exploration with young people and application of a meta-theoretical model.

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The objective of this study was to explore young people’s perspectives barriers to chlamydia testing in general practice and potential intervention functions and implementation strategies to overcome identified barriers, using […]

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Factors associated with interest in bacterial sexually transmitted infection vaccines at two large sexually transmitted infection clinics in British Columbia, Canada.

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To explore sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic client attitudes and preferences towards STI vaccines and STI vaccine programming in an urban clinic setting.A 31-item questionnaire was administered during check-in by […]

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Test of cure study: a feasibility study to estimate the time to test of cure (TOC) for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections.

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Test of cure (TOC) for Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection is an important tool in the public health management of STIs. However, there are limited data about […]

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Clinical characteristics and outcomes for paediatric patients admitted with congenital or acquired syphilis: a population-based cohort study.

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Paediatric congenital and acquired syphilis cases have been increasing since 2012 in the USA. Potential differences in associated hospitalisation trends and healthcare utilisation between the two syphilis entities have not […]

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Seropositivity rate and sociodemographic factors associated to HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis among parturients from Irene Neto Maternity of Lubango city, Angola.

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To characterise infections by HIV, Treponema pallidum, hepatitis B (HBV) and C virus (HCV) in parturients admitted to Irene Neto Maternity, Lubango city, Huíla province, Angola, namely its seropositivity rate […]

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Global epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in infertile populations: systematic review, meta-analysis and metaregression.

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To provide an in-depth systematic assessment of the global epidemiology of gonorrhoea infection in infertile populations.A systematic literature review was conducted up to 29 April 2019 on international databases and […]

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To pool or not to pool? Screening of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in female sex workers: pooled versus single-site testing.

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As Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) are the most commonly reported STIs in Belgium and the majority of women infected are asymptomatic, targeted screening of patients in specified […]

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High prevalence of coinfection of azithromycin-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium with other STIs: a prospective observational study of London-based symptomatic and STI-contact clinic attendees.

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Azithromycin treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) may not be adequate to treat concomitant Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) infection, and particularly if MG has macrolide resistance-associated mutations (MG-MRAMs). We estimated prevalence of […]

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Development of a novel magnetic particle-based agglutination immunoassay for anticardiolipin antibody detection in syphilis.

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Serological tests of non-treponemal and treponemal types are the most frequently used for syphilis diagnosis. Treponemal tests are available in wide variety of assay formats; however, limited advances have been […]

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Characterising HIV and STIs among transgender female sex workers: a longitudinal analysis.

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Though highly vulnerable to HIV and STIs, transgender female sex workers (TFSWs) are understudied in the US HIV and STI response. This study examined the correlates of laboratory-confirmed STIs among […]

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Prevalence of and risk factors for curable sexually transmitted infections on Bubaque Island, Guinea Bissau.

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Complications from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can result in severe morbidity and mortality. To date, no STI population studies have been conducted on the Bijagos Islands, Guinea Bissau. Our objective […]

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Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium by anatomical site in men who have sex with men: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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To systematically review and appraise published data, to determine the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) in men who have sex with men (MSM) tested at each anatomical site, that is, […]

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Prevalence of lymphogranuloma venereum among anorectal Chlamydia trachomatis-positive MSM using pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

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We evaluated the prevalence of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in anorectal Chlamydia trachomatis-positive French men who have sex with men (MSM) using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. Here, we describe the […]

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Call to action for health systems integration of point-of-care testing to mitigate the transmission and burden of sexually transmitted infections.

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In 2016, WHO estimated 376 million new cases of the four main curable STIs: gonorrhoea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis and syphilis. Further, an estimated 290 million women are infected with human papillomavirus. STIs may […]

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