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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: 16)
Advances in Skin & Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
African Journal of AIDS Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 17)
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: 55)
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: 10)
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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: 15)
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: 8)
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: 14)
Forum Dermatologicum     Hybrid Journal  
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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: 15)
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: 12)
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: 10)
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: 7)
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: 5)
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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  • The Potential Population-Level Impact of Different Gonorrhea Screening
           Strategies in Baltimore and San Francisco: An Exploratory Mathematical
           Modeling Analysis
    • Authors: Rönn; Minttu M.; Testa, Christian; Tuite, Ashleigh R.; Chesson, Harrell W.; Gift, Thomas L.; Schumacher, Christina; Williford, Sarah L.; Zhu, Lin; Bellerose, Meghan; Earnest, Rebecca; Malyuta, Yelena; Hsu, Katherine K.; Salomon, Joshua A.; Menzies, Nicolas A.
      Abstract: imageBackground Baltimore and San Francisco represent high burden areas for gonorrhea in the United States. We explored different gonorrhea screening strategies and their comparative impact in the 2 cities.Methods We used a compartmental transmission model of gonorrhea stratified by sex, sexual orientation, age, and race/ethnicity, calibrated to city-level surveillance data for 2010 to 2017. We analyzed the benefits of 5-year interventions which improved retention in care cascade or increased screening from current levels. We also examined a 1-year outreach screening intervention of high-activity populations.Results In Baltimore, annual screening of population aged 15 to 24 years was the most efficient of the 5-year interventions with 17.9 additional screening tests (95% credible interval [CrI], 11.8–31.4) needed per infection averted while twice annual screening of the same population averted the most infections (5.4%; 95% CrI, 3.1–8.2%) overall with 25.3 (95% CrI, 19.4–33.4) tests per infection averted. In San Francisco, quarter-annual screening of all men who have sex with men was the most efficient with 16.2 additional (95% CrI, 12.5–44.5) tests needed per infection averted, and it also averted the most infections (10.8%; 95% CrI, 1.2–17.8%). Interventions that reduce loss to follow-up after diagnosis improved outcomes. Depending on the ability of a short-term outreach screening to screen populations at higher acquisition risk, such interventions can offer efficient ways to expand screening coverage.Conclusions Data on gonorrhea prevalence distribution and time trends locally would improve the analyses. More focused intervention strategies could increase the impact and efficiency of screening interventions.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Retesting and Reinfection
           Rates in New Zealand Health Care Settings: Implications for Sexually
           Transmitted Infection Control
    • Authors: Rose; Sally B.; Garrett, Susan M.; Stanley, James; Pullon, Susan R.H.
      Abstract: imageBackground Reinfection with chlamydia or gonorrhea is common and can lead to significant reproductive health complications so testing for reinfection after treatment is recommended. This study described retesting and reinfection rates in regions of New Zealand with higher-than-average population rates of chlamydia.Methods This retrospective cohort study analyzed chlamydia and gonorrhea testing data from 2 laboratories providing community testing services for 4 higher-rate regions in the North Island of New Zealand. Three years of data were obtained (2015–2017) to include a minimum of 6-month follow-up for all individuals. Retesting and reinfection rates between 6 weeks and 6 months of a positive result were calculated, and time to retesting was plotted using Kaplan-Meier curves. Logistic regression modeling was used to determine the odds of retesting (outcome 1) and reinfection (outcome 2) between 6 weeks and 6 months of follow-up.Results Overall, 34% (3151/9241) of the cohort was retested within the recommended period, of whom 21% retested positive. Significant differences were observed in the odds of retesting by sex, age band, ethnic group, clinic type, and region (P < 0.01). The odds of a subsequent positive on retesting within 6 months differed significantly by sex, age band, and ethnic group (P < 0.01).Conclusions These findings reflect substantial gaps in the delivery of best-practice sexually transmitted infection management in New Zealand. There is a clear need to prioritize the implementation of clinic-level processes to support clinicians in the routine delivery of best-practice sexual health care. These should include routine provision of patient advice about retesting and strategies to promote timely and equitable access to retesting.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Performance of 4 Molecular Assays for Detection of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
           in a Sample of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Men Who Have Sex With
    • Authors: Footman; Alison; Dionne-Odom, Jodie; Aaron, Kristal J.; Raper, James L.; Van Der Pol, Barbara
      Abstract: imageBackground Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) is the preferred method to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, but information regarding performance of currently available assays is needed. This study evaluated the performance of the Aptima Combo 2, GeneXpert, cobas4800, and ProbeTec QX (CTQ/GCQ) to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea in pharyngeal, rectal, and urine specimen.Methods Adult male patients seen at an urban human immunodeficiency virus clinic in Birmingham, Alabama who reported sex with men (men who have sex with men) and no antibiotic use in the past 30 days were enrolled between November 2014 and December 2016. Following a baseline survey, rectal and initial void urine specimens were self-collected. A composite infection standard was used, where 1 assay was compared with 3 others to determine sensitivity and specificity estimates for rectal and urine samples. Two pharyngeal samples were clinician-collected for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing and both had to be positive to be considered a true positive.Results Among the 181 men enrolled into the study, 15.5% and 7.2% had at least 1 positive chlamydia and gonorrhea result at any site, respectively. Among all 4 assays, chlamydia sensitivity rates ranged from 82% to 96% among rectal samples. Rectal gonorrhea sensitivity estimates ranged from 67% to 99%. The GCQ assay was less sensitive in detecting rectal gonorrhea compared with the other assays (P = 0.02).Conclusions More than 80% of chlamydia and gonorrhea infections would have been missed with urine-only screening, highlighting the importance in using NAATs to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea infections among men who have sex with men.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Evaluation of 2 Commercial Assays for the Detection of Lymphogranuloma
           Venereum in Rectal Samples
    • Authors: Bernal-Martínez; Samuel; García Sánchez, Estefanía; Sivianes, Nieves; Padilla, Laura; Martin-Mazuelos, Estrella
      Abstract: imageBackground The early identification of the Chlamydia trachomatis variants that cause lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is very important to establish an adequate antibiotic treatment. This identification should be made with molecular techniques that are easy to perform and accessible to most microbiology laboratories. The objective of this study was to evaluate 2 real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assay (VIASURE Haemophilus ducreyi + C. trachomatis (LGV) real-time PCR detection kit and the Allplex Genital ulcer Assay) for the detection of LGV in rectal samples.Materials and Methods Prospective study on positive rectal samples for C. trachomatis. All samples were processed in parallel by both tests. As a molecular reference method and to solve possible discrepancies between both assays, a PCR-based restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the major outer membrane protein gene (omp1) was used.Results In total, we detected 157 positive rectal samples for C. trachomatis, of which 36 were identified as LGV by PCR-based restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. The positive percent agreement, negative percent agreement, and overall percent agreement were 88.9%, 100%, and 97.3%, respectively, for the Allplex Genital ulcer assay and 91.6%, 100%, and 97.1%, respectively, for the VIASURE assay. In the direct comparison between the Seegene assay and the VIASURE assay, we obtained a kappa concordance index of 0.98 between both tests.Conclusions According to the results obtained, both tests could be used for the detection of LGV in rectal samples.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • County-Level Social Capital and Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections
           in the United States
    • Authors: Owusu-Edusei; Kwame Jr; McClendon-Weary, Bryttany; Bull, Lara; Gift, Thomas L.; Aral, Sevgi O.
      Abstract: imageBackground The association between county-level social capital indices (SCIs) and the 3 most commonly reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States is lacking. In this study, we determined and examined the association between 2 recently developed county-level SCIs (ie, Penn State Social Capital Index [PSSCI] vs United States Congress Social Capital Index [USCSCI]) and the 3 most commonly reported bacterial STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) using spatial and nonspatial regression techniques.Methods We assembled and analyzed multiyear (2012–2016) cross-sectional data on STIs and 2 SCIs (PSSCI vs USCSCI) on counties in all 48 contiguous states. We explored 2 nonspatial regression models (univariate and multiple generalized linear models) and 3 spatial regression models (spatial lag model, spatial error model, and the spatial autoregressive moving average model) for comparison.Results Without exception, all the SCIs were negatively associated with all 3 STI morbidities. A 1-unit increase in the SCIs was associated with at least 9% (P < 0.001) decrease in each STI. Our test of the magnitude of the estimated associations indicated that the USCSCI was at least 2 times higher than the estimates for the PSSCI for all STIs (highest P value = 0.01).Conclusions Overall, our results highlight the potential benefits of applying/incorporating social capital concepts to STI control and prevention efforts. In addition, our results suggest that for the purpose of planning, designing, and implementing effective STI control and prevention interventions/programs, understanding the communities' associational life (as indicated by the factors/data used to develop the USCSCI) may be important.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Longitudinal Patterns of Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Based on
           Psychological Characteristics and Sexual Behavior in Heterosexual Sexually
           Transmitted Infection Clinic Visitors
    • Authors: van Wees; Daphne A.; Heijne, Janneke C.M.; Basten, Maartje; Heijman, Titia; de Wit, John; Kretzschmar, Mirjam E.E.; den Daas, Chantal
      Abstract: imageBackground Great heterogeneity in sexually transmitted infections (STI) risk exists, and investigating individual-level characteristics related to changes in STI risk over time might facilitate the development and implementation of effective evidence-based behavior change interventions. The aim of this study was to identify longitudinal patterns of STI risk based on psychological and behavioral characteristics.Methods A longitudinal study was conducted among heterosexual STI clinic visitors aged 18 to 24 years. Latent classes based on behavioral and psychological characteristics at baseline, and transitions from 1 latent class to another at 3-week, 6-month, and 1-year follow-up, were identified using latent transition analysis.Results Four latent classes were identified that could be differentiated by psychological and behavioral characteristics and STI risk: overall low-risk (10%), insecure high-risk (21%), condom-users (38%), and confident high-risk (31%). Although the majority of the total study population did not move to another latent class over time, the size of the overall low-risk group increased from 10% at baseline to 30% after 1 year. This was mainly due to transitions from the insecure high-risk, condom-users, and confident high-risk class at 3-week follow-up to the overall low-risk class at 6-month follow-up.Conclusions Distinct subgroups among heterosexual STI clinic visitors can be differentiated from each other by multiple psychological and behavioral characteristics, and these characteristics reflecting the risk of acquiring STI are consistent over the course of 1 year in most individuals. An integral approach, adapting behavioral interventions to match multiple psychological and behavioral characteristics of high-risk subgroups, might be more effective in controlling STI transmission.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Concurrently Advancing Sexual Rights and Next-Generation Sexually
           Transmitted Infection Prevention Through Innovative Analytical Methods
    • Authors: Hensel; Devon J.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Temporal Trends in the Incidence of Anogenital Warts: Impact of Human
           Papillomavirus Vaccination
    • Authors: Naleway; Allison L.; Crane, Bradley; Smith, Ning; Francisco, Melanie; Weinmann, Sheila; Markowitz, Lauri E.
      Abstract: imageBackground Studies in countries with high human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage have demonstrated marked reductions in anogenital wart (AGW) incidence. Our goal was to assess the impact of HPV vaccination in a population with suboptimal coverage by comparing AGW incidence trends in the years before and after vaccine introduction.Methods We conducted a retrospective analysis of AGW incidence trends using an ecologic study design among 11- through 39-year-olds enrolled at Kaiser Permanente Northwest. We defined incidence as the proportion of persons who had a new AGW diagnosis for each calendar year in the prevaccine periods (2000 through 2006 for female individuals, 2000 through 2010 for male individuals) and the postvaccine periods (2007 through 2016 for female individuals, 2011 through 2016 for male individuals). We also described cumulative HPV vaccination coverage.Results The average annual AGW incidence rates in the prevaccine periods were 27.8 per 10,000 in female individuals and 26.9 per 10,000 in male individuals. In the postvaccine periods, AGW incidence rates decreased by 31% (P < 0.001) in female individuals and 10% (P = 0.006) in male individuals; the largest reductions were observed in 15- to 19-year-old female individuals (67%, P < 0.001) and male individuals (45%, P < 0.001). Three dose HPV coverage rates were less than 50% in all age groups and both sexes.Conclusions In a population of young adults with moderate HPV vaccination coverage, we observed declines in AGW incidence among both female and male year after the introduction of HPV vaccination. The largest incidence reductions were observed in 15- to 19-year-olds who were most likely to have been vaccinated.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Detection-Based Monetary Incentives to Improve Syphilis Screening Uptake:
           Results of a Pilot Intervention in a High Transmission Setting in Southern
    • Authors: Smith; M. Kumi; Shen, Hongcheng; Huang, Shujie; Zheng, Heping; Yang, Bin; Wiesen, Christopher; Wang, Cheng
      Abstract: imageBackground Underscreening of syphilis in clinical settings is a pervasive problem in resource-constrained settings where heavy patient loads and competing health priorities inhibit health providers' ability to meet screening coverage targets. A “detection-based” pay-for-performance (P4P) strategy can incentivize more targeted testing by rewarding providers with a monetary bonus for every confirmed case.Methods Five clinics in a high transmission setting of China participated in the 6-month pilot intervention. Seropositive proportions during the P4P intervention were compared with those during the preintervention phase using multilevel logistic regression models adjusted for age and sex of clinic attendees.Results There were 8423 patients that sought care at 1 of the 6 clinics over the course of the study. Adjusted odds of a positive syphilis screen were greater during the intervention period compared to the preintervention interval (odds ratio, 1.33; 95% confidence interval, 1.14–1.56). Variability in clinic-level effects was substantial given the small number of sites of this pilot study.Conclusions Results of this detection-based P4P pilot study demonstrate the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of this approach for improving syphilis case detection in resource-constrained clinical settings. A fully powered randomized trial is needed to inform the full utility of this approach for improving sexually transmitted disease detection globally.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • An Assessment of Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection in
           Malawian Women Using 2 Classifications for the HerpeSelect 2 Test
    • Authors: Chakraborty; Payal; Norris, Alison H.; Huber-Krum, Sarah; Garver, Sarah; Hood, Robert B.; Banda, Venson; Esber, Allahna; Patricia, Carr Reese; Krysiak, Robert; Turner, Abigail Norris
      Abstract: imageBackground The HerpeSelect 2 ELISA IgG test for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection is widely used, convenient, and inexpensive. However, it has been shown to have lower specificity among populations in Sub-Saharan Africa compared with HSV-2 tests regarded as criterion standards.Methods In 2016, we collected blood and survey data from 248 women participating in a community-based cohort study in rural Malawi (the Umoyo wa Thanzi project). Using multinomial logistic regression accounting for village-level clustering, we examined unadjusted associations between select demographic and sexual risk factors and HSV-2 serostatus. Because increasing the index value cutpoint for a positive result improves specificity, we coded HSV-2 serostatus in 2 ways: the manufacturer's recommended cutpoints (1.1, positive) and modified cutpoints with improved specificity (3.5, positive). We aimed to investigate whether associations between select risk factors and HSV-2 serostatus varied under the 2 approaches.Results The prevalence of HSV-2 in this sample was 67% under the manufacturer's cutpoint and 22% under the modified cutpoint. Under both cutpoints, age, household size, number of marriages, and number of pregnancies were associated with HSV-2–positive serostatus. Using modified cutpoints, current bacterial vaginosis (odds ratio [OR], 3.17; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.35–7.47), partner concurrency (OR, 4.88; 95% CI, 2.54–9.37) and unsure about partner concurrency (OR, 1.91; 95% CI, 1.08–3.38) were associated with HSV-2 seropositivity. Household size, education, and marital status were the only variables significantly associated with indeterminate HSV-2 serostatus using the modified cutpoints.Conclusion HSV-2-focused interventions informed by identifying individuals likely to have or acquire HSV-2 must be aware that different target populations may emerge depending on which cutpoints are adopted.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Clearance of Mycoplasma genitalium Infection With Moxifloxacin in the
           Presence of Quinolone Resistance–Associated Mutations
    • Authors: Conway; Ruairi James Harwood; Cook, Seamus; Malone, Cassandra; Bone, Simon; Hassan-Ibrahim, Mohammed Osman; Soni, Suneeta
      Abstract: imageWe present 2 cases of Mycoplasma genitalium infection that were successfully treated with moxifloxacin despite the presence of quinolone resistance–associated mutations in these strains.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Quinolone Resistance–Associated Mutations in Mycoplasma genitalium:
           Not Ready for Prime Time
    • Authors: Manhart; Lisa E.; Jensen, Jørgen S.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Anorectal and Urogenital Mycoplasma genitalium in Nigerian Men Who Have
           Sex With Men and Transgender Women: Prevalence, Incidence, and Association
           With HIV
    • Authors: Crowell; Trevor A.; Lawlor, John; Lombardi, Kara; Nowak, Rebecca G.; Hardick, Justin; Odeyemi, Sunday; Kokogho, Afoke; Malia, Jennifer; Stewart, Catherine; Robb, Merlin L.; Baral, Stefan D.; Adebajo, Sylvia; Charurat, Manhattan E.; Ake, Julie A.; Peel, Sheila A.; Gaydos, Charlotte A.; for the TRUST/RV368 Study Group
      Abstract: imageAmong 413 Nigerian men who have sex with men and transgender women, retrospective testing for Mycoplasma genitalium revealed mostly asymptomatic infections of the anorectum (prevalence, 36.8%; incidence, 18.4 cases/100 person-years) and urogenital tract (12.4%, 4.0 cases/100 person-years). Risk factors included HIV and increasing number of sex partners.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Self-Reported Sexually Transmitted Disease–Related Health Services Among
           Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States, 2011 to 2017
    • Authors: Haderxhanaj; Laura T.; Leichliter, Jami S.; Dittus, Patricia J.; Spicknall, Ian H.; Aral, Sevgi O.
      Abstract: imageFrom a nationally representative survey, 2011 to 2017, we found that 80.7% of sexually active men who have sex with men were insured and 82.0% had a usual place for care, but only 39.8% received sexual risk assessment and 45.8% received sexually transmitted disease screening, of whom 58.0% received extragenital sexually transmitted disease screening.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
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