When a federal panel recently recommended an update to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine guidelines, it left a lot of uncertainty.
While syphilis is still concentrated in cities, its continued spread into places like Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma creates a new set of challenges.
New findings clearly show that the routine HPV vaccination program has been a resounding success.
The bacterium that causes syphilis, Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum, can be present in semen at high enough concentration to transmit the disease.
Efforts to stop the spread of HIV are hindered by fear and stigma.
“Expedited partner therapy” is recommended, bu many doctors aren’t taking the advice because of entrenched ethical and legal concerns.
Most patients with an STD get treatment only for their own infection — when they probably could get antibiotics for their partner at the same time.
Oregon’s Clackamas County, health officials are asking patients with an STD who their sexual partners are — and then are tracking those partners down.