ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Apr 1, 2015 Issue
Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends screening for chlamydia in sexually active women aged 24 years or younger and in older women who are at increased risk for infection.


Apr 1, 2015 Issue
Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends intensive behavioral counseling for all sexually active adolescents and for adults who are at increased risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).


Sep 1, 2014 Issue
Management of External Genital Warts [Article]

Learn how to diagnose atypical lesions, which treatments are most effective, and the latest recommendations on vaccination against human papillomavirus.


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Vaginal Discharge in a Young Woman [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
HPV Screening Every Five Years Equal to Pap Smear Every Three Years [POEMs]

A single HPV test provides the same degree of protection over five years as a Papanicolaou (Pap) smear does for three years. We may soon see a recommendation for HPV testing as a stand-alone screen, with cytology reserved for women who have an HPV-positive result. We may also be able to extend the screening interval to at least five years.


Oct 1, 2013 Issue
Photosensitive Erythematous Skin Rash [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Dec 15, 2012 Issue
Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management [Article]

Chlamydia trachomatis is a gram-negative bacterium that infects the columnar epithelium of the cervix, urethra, and rectum, as well as nongenital sites such as the lungs and eyes. The bacterium is the cause of the most frequently reported sexually transmitted disease in the United States, which is r...


Nov 15, 2012 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Gonococcal Infections [Article]

Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes urogenital, anorectal, conjunctival, and pharyngeal infections. Urogenital tract infections are most common. Men with gonorrhea may present with penile discharge and dysuria, whereas women may present with mucopurulent discharge or pelvic pain; however, women often are a...


Oct 15, 2012 Issue
Genital Ulcers and Rash in a Male Patient [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Sep 1, 2012 Issue
Syphilis: A Reemerging Infection [Article]

Rates of primary and secondary syphilis have increased in the past decade, warranting renewed attention to the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Men who have sex with men are particularly affected; however, increases in infection rates have also been noted in women, as well as in all age grou...


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