Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Improvement programs may lead to improved Chlamydia trachomatis testing

July 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using nucleic-acid amplification tests (NAAT) when testing female patients under the age of 25 for Chlamydia trachomatis.

Do reminder messages impact HPV vaccination rates?

May 26, 2020

Existing research suggests that reminder messages, or state immunization information systems autodialer centralized reminder and recall (C-R/R) messages, are likely to result in higher child vaccination rates.

Cervicovaginal microbiome and HPV progression

May 21, 2020

Results from a longitudinal study suggest that bacteria in the cervicovaginal microbiome (CVM) may play a role in risk of progression of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) to cervical precancer.

Study suggests COVID-19 isn't sexually transmitted

May 06, 2020

Sexual transmission of COVID-19 is unlikely, according to a new international study published in Fertility & Sterility.

PTB and STIs in pregnant adolescents

April 30, 2020

New research suggests that certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as Trichomonas vaginalis and Neisseria gonorrhea, may contribute to a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and preterm birth (PTB) in adolescents.

Sexually transmitted infections and risk of ovarian cancer

April 23, 2020

A new study suggests that certain sexually trasmitted infections, such as herpes simplex virus 2, may have a role in the development of certain types of ovarian cancer.

How often do patients turn to social media for STD second opinions?

November 12, 2019

A recent research letter in JAMA looked at crowd-diagnoses via social media to determine whether they were for a second opinion after seeing a health care professional.

HPV home testing: First US trial

November 12, 2019

Published in JAMA Network Open, results from the first US trial of home-based sampling for human papillomavirus show that mailing kits to underscreened women could increase cervical cancer screening.

How prevalent is HPV in vaccinated adolescents?

November 07, 2019

In adolescents, detection of a cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may signal an increased risk of detection of the virus in the oral cavity, but incidence declines after vaccination, according to research from JAMA Network Open.