Sexually Transmitted Infections
An Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) affect millions of people worldwide; approximately 1 in 5 adults in the US had an STI in 2018. More than 30 bacteria, viruses and bacteria can be transmitted through sexual contact. Many bacterial infections can be treated effectively using ceftriaxone, doxycycline, penicillin, moxifloxacin, and the nitroimidazoles for gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, Mycoplasma genitalium, and trichomoniasis, respectively, although antibiotic resistance has reduced treatment options for gonorrhoea. Viral STIs are currently incurable: hepatitis B, herpes simplex virus, HIV and human papillomavirus, though effective vaccines are available for hepatitis B and HPV, there are several vaccine candidates for HIV and herpes are in clinical development.
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Sexually Transmitted Infections Content
Christoph Boesecke: Monkeypox outbreak – Diagnosis, symptoms and guidelines
Since 13 May 2022, rising cases of monkeypox have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) across the United Kingdom and Europe, and even some cases in the US and Canada. Based on currently available information, cases have mainly but not exclusively been identified amongst men who have sex with men seeking care in […]
Olivia Van Gerwen, MD, MPH, International Women’s Day 2022: Perspectives from a Working Mother and Sexual Health and Infectious Diseases Specialist
As part of International Women’s Day, Dr Olivia Van Gerwen (The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Infectious Diseases, Birmingham, AL, USA) one of touchINFECTIOUS DISEASES Editorial board members, joins us to discuss her impressive career highlights, and her own experiences of building her career alongside raising a family and overcoming a medical illness. […]
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