Tag: sexually transmitted disease

Doxycycline Trumps Azithromycin for Asymptomatic Rectal Chlamydia

A 1-week course of doxycycline is more effective than single-dose azithromycin to treat rectal chlamydia in men who have sex with men (MSM), according to...

Vaginal Gel Shows Promise in Preventing Common STIs

An investigational vaginal gel significantly reduced urogenital chlamydia and gonorrhea in women at high risk for infection, compared with placebo, opening up new possibilities for...

Many Health Plans Must Cover Full Cost of HIV Prevention Drugs

Private insurance will be required to cover drugs such as Truvada, which offer protection against HIV infection, without making plan members share the cost. Ted...

Doctors Worry About Patients Soon Reading Their Clinical Notes

Patients will soon be able to read the notes that physicians make during an episode of care, as well as information about diagnostic testing and...

HHS Launches National Plan to Attack STI Epidemic

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the first national plan to address the exploding rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)....

Black College Students, Especially Women, Delay HPV Vaccination

College students from minority communities and communities of color are less likely to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine compared with individuals in the White...

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Rates Rising Among US Women Ages 25-30

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea rose from 2010-2017 among women ages 25-30, a new study reveals. Current screening guidelines, which...