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Acta Dermato-Venereologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Skin & Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
African Journal of AIDS Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
AIDS Patient Care and STDs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Research and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aktuelle Dermatologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Allergo Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Dermatopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anaplastology     Open Access  
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de Pédiatrie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de sciences sociales des religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux - Pratique     Hybrid Journal  
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Medical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Australasian Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin / Periodical of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access  
Biomedical Dermatology     Open Access  
BMC Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Skin Cancer     Full-text available via subscription  
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinics in Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contact Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cosmetics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Current Dermatology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Fungal Infection Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current HIV Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current HIV/AIDS Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Sexual Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Der Hautarzt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dermato-Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dermatología Venezolana     Open Access  
Dermatologic Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dermatologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal  
Dermatologic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Dermatologic Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatologica Sinica     Open Access  
Dermatological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Dermatology and Cosmetic     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Dermatology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dermatology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Times     Free  
Dermatopathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EMC - Cosmetologia Medica e Medicina degli Inestetismi Cutanei     Full-text available via subscription  
EMC - Dermatología     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Forum Dermatologicum     Hybrid Journal  
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Güncel Dermatoloji Dergisi     Open Access  
HautinForm     Full-text available via subscription  
hautnah     Hybrid Journal  
hautnah dermatologie     Hybrid Journal  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
HIV Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HIV Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Indian Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Archives of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Dermatology and Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Research in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of STD & AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Women's Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International STD Research & Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAAD Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAIDS : Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
JAMA Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
JMIR Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Cutaneous Immunology and Allergy     Open Access  
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dermatological Research     Open Access  
Journal of Dermatological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dermatological Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of General-Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Sexual Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin and Stem Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Surgical Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Egyptian Women’s Dermatologic Society     Partially Free  
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the International AIDS Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karger Kompass Dermatologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Karger Kompass Pneumologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical and Surgical Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Medical Mycology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
OA Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open AIDS Journal     Open Access  
Open Dermatology Journal     Open Access  
Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pigment International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psoriasis : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Internacional de Ciencias Podológicas     Open Access  
SAHARA : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research Alliance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Scars, Burns & Healing     Open Access  
Serbian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Sexually Transmitted Infections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Skin Appendage Disorders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Skin Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine     Open Access  
Studies in Gender and Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
The Rose Sheet     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Vestnik dermatologii i venerologii     Open Access  
Veterinary Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)


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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.16
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Number of Followers: 6  
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ISSN (Print) 0148-5717 - ISSN (Online) 1537-4521
Published by LWW Wolters Kluwer Homepage  [299 journals]
  • “Sex in the Time of COVID”: Clinical Guidelines for Sexually
           Transmitted Disease Management in an Era of Social Distancing
    • Authors: Barbee; Lindley A.; Dombrowski, Julia C.; Hermann, Susannah; Werth, Brian J.; Ramchandani, Meena; Ocbamichael, Negusse; Barash, Elizabeth; Golden, Matthew R.
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Considerations for STI Clinics During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Authors: Napoleon; Siena C.; Maynard, Michaela A.; Almonte, Alexi; Cormier, Kevin; Bertrand, Thomas; Ard, Kevin L.; Chan, Philip A.
      Abstract: imageCoronavirus disease (COVID-19) is responsible for a global pandemic. It is important to balance the need for access to healthcare services, including testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Sexually transmitted infection programs must consider how to use limited resources and implement novel approaches to provide continued access to care.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • The Potential Impact and Availability of Sexual Health Services During the
           COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Authors: Nagendra; Gowri; Carnevale, Caroline; Neu, Natalie; Cohall, Alwyn; Zucker, Jason
      Abstract: imageAs the COVID-19 pandemic causes upheaval in New York City (NYC), 1 consequence is the accessibility of sexual health services. The NYC STD Prevention Training Center at Columbia University administered an online provider survey to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the availability of sexual health care services regionally.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Availability of Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening and Expedited
           Partner Therapy at Federally Qualified Health Centers in Michigan
    • Authors: Jamison; Cornelius D.; Waselewski, Marika; Kuznia, Angela; Richardson, Caroline R.; Mmeje, Okeoma; Chang, Tammy
      Abstract: imageVia secret shopper study, we assessed: (1) availability of sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening; (2) provision of expedited partner therapy; and (3) wait times for new patient STI screening appointments at Michigan federally qualified health centers. Of the 147 clinics with STI screening availability, 10.2% (15) confirmed expedited partner therapy provision.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • A Narrative Review of Current Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management
           of Bacterial Vaginosis
    • Authors: Muzny; Christina A.; Kardas, Przemyslaw
      Abstract: imageDespite the availability of a number of oral and intravaginal antibiotic medications for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV), management of this condition remains challenging. Recurrent BV occurs in>50% of patients receiving guideline-recommended treatments. This may be due to persistence or resurgence of the BV biofilm after treatment cessation, failure to reestablish an optimal vaginal microbiome after treatment, reinfection from an untreated sexual partner, or a combination of these factors. Nonadherence to multidose BV therapies may potentially contribute to recurrent BV, although there are no published data that directly assess the role of nonadherence to poor treatment outcomes and recurrent BV. There is a need for studies of BV treatment adherence in real-world settings as well as studies to explore the relationship between treatment adherence and recurrence. This review explores challenges associated with diagnosing and treating BV, current multidose antibiotic treatment options, newer single-dose treatment options, and ways to potentially maximize treatment success for this common vaginal infection.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Trauma-informed Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention for Black Men Who
           Have Sex With Men: A Critical Need
    • Authors: Ricks; JaNelle M.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Partner Notification Approaches for Sex Partners and Children of Human
           Immunodeficiency Virus Index Cases in Côte d'Ivoire
    • Authors: Kingbo; Marie-Huguette K.A.; Isaakidis, Petros; Lasry, Arielle; Takarinda, Kudakwashe C.; Manzi, Marcel; Pringle, John; Konan, Flore Adjoua; N'Draman, Jules; Danho, Nathalie Krou; Abokon, Armand K.; Doumatey, Nicole Isabelle L.
      Abstract: imageBackground Four partner notification approaches were introduced in health facilities in Côte d'Ivoire to increase human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing uptake among the type of contacts (sex partners and biological children younger than 15 years). The study assessed the 4 approaches: client referral (index cases refer the contacts for HIV testing), provider referral (health care providers refer the contacts), contract referral (index case-provider hybrid approach), and dual referral (both the index and their partner are tested simultaneously).Methods Program data were collected at 4 facilities from October 2018 to March 2019 from index case files and HIV testing register. We compared uptake of the approaches, uptake of HIV testing, and HIV positivity percentages, stratified by contact type and gender.Results There were 1089 sex partners and 469 children from 1089 newly diagnosed index cases. About 90% of children were contacted through client referral: 85.2% of those were tested and 1.4% was positive. Ninety percent of the children came from female index cases. The provider referral brought in 56.3% of sex partners, of whom 97.2% were HIV-tested. The client referral brought in 30% of sex partners, of whom only 81.5% were HIV-tested. The HIV positivity percentages were 75.5% and 72.7%, respectively, for the 2 approaches. Male index cases helped to reach twice as many HIV-positive sexual contacts outside the household (115) than female index cases (53). The contract and dual referrals were not preferred by index cases.Conclusions Provider referral is a successful and acceptable strategy for bringing in sex partners for testing. Client referral is preferred for children.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Evaluation of Text Message Reminders to Encourage Retesting for Chlamydia
           and Gonorrhea Among Female Patients at the Municipal Sexually Transmitted
           Disease Clinic in Seattle, Washington
    • Authors: Unutzer; Anna; Dombrowski, Julia C.; Katz, David A.; Barbee, Lindley A.; Golden, Matthew R.; Khosropour, Christine M.
      Abstract: imageBackground United States guidelines recommend retesting for chlamydia (CT) and gonorrhea (GC) approximately 3 months after treatment, but adherence to these guidelines is poor.Methods In May 2016, the municipal sexually transmitted disease (STD) Clinic in Seattle, WA, integrated opt-in short message system (SMS) (text message) retesting reminders for female patients into our clinic's routine electronic intake. Women were asked if they wanted to receive an SMS reminder for retesting for GC/CT in 3 months. We used Fisher exact tests to compare the proportion who returned to the clinic for retesting and the proportion who retested GC/CT positive 3 to 6 months after their initial diagnosis. We used sexually transmitted disease surveillance data to ascertain repeat GC/CT diagnoses.Results From May 2016 to December 2017, 743 (36%) of 2067 women opted to receive an SMS reminder. Overall, 95 of these women tested positive for GC or CT and provided a valid phone number; 31 (33%) had opted into SMS reminders. The percentage of women who returned to the clinic 3 to 6 months after their initial GC/CT diagnosis did not significantly differ for women who did and did not opt in to receive SMS reminders (23% vs 9%; P = 0.11). Repeat GC/CT diagnosis 3 to 6 months after the initial GC/CT diagnosis was not significantly different between women who did and did not opt in (7% vs 3%; P = 0.58).Conclusions Uptake of automated SMS reminders among women was low, and most women who received reminders did not return for retesting. Despite this, SMS reminders integrated into an existing clinic infrastructure may somewhat increase retesting among women with GC/CT.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • High-risk Human Papillomavirus Messenger RNA Testing in Wet and Dry
           Self-collected Specimens for High-grade Cervical Lesion Detection in
           Mombasa, Kenya
    • Authors: Islam; Jessica Yasmine; Mutua, Michael M.; Kabare, Emmanuel; Manguro, Griffins; Hudgens, Michael G.; Poole, Charles; Olshan, Andrew F.; Wheeler, Stephanie B.; McClelland, R. Scott; Smith, Jennifer S.
      Abstract: imageBackground Self-collection for high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) messenger RNA (mRNA) testing may improve cervical cancer screening. High-risk HPV mRNA with self-collected specimens stored dry could enhance feasibility and acceptance of specimen collection and storage; however, its performance is unknown. We compared the performance of hr-HPV mRNA testing with dry- as compared with wet-stored self-collected specimens for detecting high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion or more severe (≥HSIL).Methods A total of 400 female sex workers in Kenya participated (2013–2018), of which 50% were HIV positive based on enrollment procedures. Participants provided 2 self-collected specimens: one stored dry (sc-DRY) using a Viba brush (Rovers) and one stored wet (sc-WET) with Aptima media (Hologic) using an Evalyn brush (Rovers). Physician-collected specimens were collected for HPV mRNA testing (Aptima) and conventional cytology. We estimated test characteristics for each hr-HPV screening method using conventional cytology as the reference standard (≥HSIL detection). We also examined participant preference for sc-DRY and sc-WET collection.Results High-risk HPV mRNA positivity was higher in sc-WET (36.8%) than sc-DRY samples (31.8%). Prevalence of ≥HSIL was 6.9% (10.3% HIV positive, 4.0% HIV negative). Sensitivity of hr-HPV mRNA for detecting ≥HSIL was similar in sc-WET (85%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 66%–96%), sc-DRY specimens (78%; 95% CI, 58%–91%), and physician-collected specimens (93%; 95% CI, 76%–99%). Overall, the specificity of hr-HPV mRNA for ≥HSIL detection was similar when comparing sc-WET with physician collection. However, specificity was lower for sc-WET (66% [61%–71%]) than sc-DRY (71% [66%–76%]). Women preferred sc-DRY specimen collection (46.1%) compared with sc-WET (31.1%). However, more women preferred physician collection (63.9%) compared with self-collection (36.1%).Conclusions Self-collected stored-dry specimens seemed to perform similarly to sc-WET for the detection of ≥HSIL.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Sexual Mixing Patterns and Anal Human Papillomavirus Among Young Gay,
           Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Women in 2
           Cities in the United States, 2012–2014
    • Authors: Assaf; Ryan D.; Javanbakht, Marjan; Meites, Elissa; Gratzer, Beau; Steinau, Martin; Crosby, Richard A.; Markowitz, Lauri E.; Unger, Elizabeth R.; Gorbach, Pamina M.
      Abstract: imageBackground Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) are at high risk for anal HPV infection and subsequent anal cancer. This study assessed the association of partner discordances with prevalent high-risk anal HPV (HRAHPV) among MSM and TGW.Methods Participants were enrolled in the cross-sectional young men's HPV study of gay, bisexual, and other MSM, and TGW, aged 18 to 26 years, from 2 cities. Participants completed a confidential standardized computer-assisted interview and provided self-collected anal swabs for type-specific HPV DNA testing. Multivariate analyses were conducted for 3 discordances of interest (i.e., partner age, race/ethnicity, and concurrent partner) to calculate adjusted odds ratios (aOR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI).Results Eight hundred sixty-two participants were included for partner race/ethnicity discordance, 601 for partner age discordance, and 581 for concurrent partner analysis. Most reported being older than 21 years, cisgender male, and gay. Adjusted odds of HRAHPV were not significantly increased among participants reporting partner age discrepancy>10 years (aOR, 0.89; 95% CI, 0.51–1.56), partner race/ethnicity discordance (aOR, 0.88; CI, 0.62–1.24), or partner with concurrent partners (aOR, 0.85; 95% CI, 0.50–1.42), compared with those who did not.Conclusions This analysis did not identify any partner discordances associated with HRAHPV. Because HPV infection can persist for years, sexual mixing patterns with early partners might be more relevant than the most recent sex partner. Prevalence of HRAHPV was high and could be preventable by preexposure vaccination, as recommended for everyone through age 26 years including MSM and TGW.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Community-based Implementation of Centers for Disease Control and
           Prevention's Recommended Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections
    • Authors: Lee; Sung-Jae; Ocasio, Manuel A.; Goldbeck, Cameron S.; Koussa, Maryann; Comulada, Warren Scott; Swendeman, Dallas; Klausner, Jeffrey D.; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane; Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN CARES
      Abstract: imageWe examined whether the implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended screening of Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae with proactive follow-up among high-risk youth recruited from community and clinic settings reduced future C. trachomatis/N. gonorrhoeae diagnoses. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations demonstrated a 41% decline in sexually transmitted infections; 3 tests in 1 year resulted in a 10% decline.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Population-level Benefits of Extragenital Gonorrhea Screening Among Men
           Who Have Sex With Men: An Exploratory Modeling Analysis
    • Authors: Earnest; Rebecca; Rönn, Minttu M.; Bellerose, Meghan; Gift, Thomas L.; Berruti, Andrés A.; Hsu, Katherine K.; Testa, Christian; Zhu, Lin; Malyuta, Yelena; Menzies, Nicolas A.; Salomon, Joshua A.
      Abstract: imageBackground Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately burdened by gonorrhea and face high rates of extragenital (rectal and pharyngeal) infection, which is mostly asymptomatic and often missed by urogenital-only screening. Extragenital screening likely remains below Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–recommended levels. Because increasing screening coverage is often resource-intensive, we assessed whether improved extragenital screening among men already presenting at clinics could lead to substantial reductions in prevalence and incidence.Methods We calibrated an agent-based model of site- and race-specific gonorrhea infection in MSM to explicitly model multisite infection within an individual and transmission via anal, orogenital, and ororectal sex. Compared with current screening levels, we assessed the impact of increasing screening at (1) both extragenital sites, (2) only the rectal site, and (3) only the pharyngeal site among men already being urogenitally screened.Results All scenarios reduced prevalence and incidence, with improved screening at both extragenital sites having the largest effect across outcomes. Extragenitally screening 100% of men being urogenitally screened reduced site-specific prevalence by an average of 42% (black MSM) and 50% (white MSM), with these values dropping by approximately 10% and 20% for each race group when targeting only the rectum and only the pharynx, respectively. However, increasing only rectal screening was more efficient in terms of the number of screens needed to avert an infection as this avoided duplicative screens due to rectum/pharynx multisite infection.Conclusions Improved extragenital screening substantially reduced site-specific gonorrhea prevalence and incidence, with strategies aimed at increasing rectal screening proving the most efficient.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Trends of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C
           Infections Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Chongqing, China: A Serial
           Cross-sectional Survey From 2011 to 2018
    • Authors: Lu; Rongrong; Zhang, Xiangjun; Zhou, Chao; Zhang, Wei; Ouyang, Lin; Xing, Hui; Shao, Yiming; Ruan, Yuhua; Wu, Guohui
      Abstract: imageBackground Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence and incidence rates have expeditiously increased among Chongqing men who have sex with men (MSM) over the past decade. This study investigated the trends of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and behavioral attributes of Chongqing MSM.Methods Chongqing MSM who were 18 years or older were recruited annually from 2011 to 2018. Interviewer-administered paper-pencil interviews were used to collect demographics, behavioral information, and sexually transmitted diseases history. Blood samples were collected for the tests of HIV, syphilis, and HCV. A stepwise regression model was conducted to assess the associations of demographics, behaviors, and syphilis and HCV infections with HIV infection.Results A total of 4900 MSM participated in the study. The average HIV, syphilis, and HCV prevalence over 8 years were 15.4%, 4.0%, and 0.3%, respectively. The HIV prevalence ranged from 13.5% to 16.4%. Syphilis and HCV were generally low and stable across years. An increased proportion of participants received HIV counseling, testing, and condoms. Multivariable regression indicated that HIV-positive MSM were more likely to be older, married, and less educated, and they were more likely to perform unprotected anal intercourse with male partners in the past 6 months, have syphilis, and less likely to receive HIV counseling, testing, condoms, and peer education in the past year.Conclusions The HIV counseling, testing, and peer education programs showed a negative association with HIV-positive status among Chongqing MSM. The HIV prevalence is still high. More programs must be implemented to effectively curb the HIV epidemic.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Adolescent Trichomonas vaginalis in a High-burdened Region of the Southern
           United States
    • Authors: Nolan; Melissa S.; Lynn, Mary K.; Lacroix, Robin; Brownlee, Josh; Kelly, Desmond
      Abstract: imageBackground We evaluated the clinical management and risk factors for Trichomonas vaginalis–positive adolescents in upstate South Carolina.Methods An Epic electronic medical record report was generated to identify any physician-ordered T. vaginalis test from February 2016 to December 2017 for patients aged 12 to 18 years within the Prisma Health Upstate system. Utilizing a case-control study design of patients with a documented T. vaginalis diagnostic result, we reviewed records of patients with physician-ordered T. vaginalis tests for demographics, clinical disease course, sexually transmitted infection test results, treatment order and dosage, infection risk factors, comorbidities, pregnancy term, and neonatal birth outcomes.Results Of 789 male and female adolescents with physician-ordered T. vaginalis tests, 44% had a documented result. Of those with a document test result, 13% were T. vaginalis positive. Cases (n = 45) and randomly selected negative controls (n = 45) were all girls. Cases were more likely to be African American, symptomatic, and present with vaginal discharge, pain, and vulvar itch. T. vaginalis patients were more likely to have documented histories of chlamydia (P < 0.0001) and gonorrhea (P = 0.0191), with 18% having concurrent triple infections (T. vaginalis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea). All 26 pregnant girls with T. vaginalis delivered full-term, healthy infants.Conclusions We identified a disproportionally high burden of T. vaginalis infection, with an alarmingly high rate of triple infections, among a population of suspected high-risk adolescents. Our results indicate the need to clarify infection prevalence, develop pediatrician-focused education campaigns, and elucidate potentially modifiable risk factors for these high-risk patients.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Now It's Time to Implement Social Capital and Sexually Transmitted
           Infection/HIV Interventions in the United States
    • Authors: Ransome; Yusuf; Ritchwood, Tiarney D.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
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