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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Having "the talk" with teen patients

June 17, 2022

A visit with a pediatric clinician is an ideal time to ensure that a teenager knows the correct information, has the opportunity to make certain contraceptive choices, and instill the knowledge that the pediatric office is a safe place to come for help.

STDs and dermatologic symptoms

June 08, 2022

Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, discussed the clinical relevance of sexually transmitted diseases to dermatology and outlined what to look for and how to treat various conditions at the 2022 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference for PAs & NPs.

Visby Medical ™ handheld STI testing device gets approval

September 08, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued 501(k) clearance for Visby Medical’s Sexual Health Click Test, a single-use, instrument-free polymerase chain reaction diagnostic test for sexually transmitted infections.

CDC updates guidelines for diagnosing and treating STIs

August 10, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), notably for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Role of safety concerns in HPV vaccine refusal

June 30, 2021

There are many reasons why a caregiver may refuse to have his or her child receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, including safety concerns. A research letter examines whether those concerns have increased.

CDC STI treatment guideline updates

May 05, 2021

A session of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2021 annual meeting pointed to the dramatic increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States and presented highlights from the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STI guidelines.