Sexually Transmitted Infections
The largest increase in reported STD cases occurred in P&S syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
Treating patients at high risk of an STI before the culture results are available could lead to overtreatment.
Researchers observed 78 HIV-1 among partners, with an annual incidence of 0.9%.
A Grade D recommendation discourages routine screening in asymptomatic adolescents and adults.
As syphilis rates increase, the USPSTF has recommended screening all asymptomatic adults and adolescents for syphilis infection.
A study has found no evidence that programs promoting abstinence can reduce risky sexual behaviors that can increase the risk of HIV.
Rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy will likely reduce the number of HIV-related deaths.
More than 65% of patients in the "opt-out" group accepted the HIV test, according to researchers.
High school aged males were less likely to have been tested than females.
Human papillomavirus vaccination not linked to increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent femalesOctober 02, 2015
The HPV vaccination is not associated with an increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females, study results suggest. The vaccine is recommended for all children 11 to 12 years old.