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Sexually Transmitted Infections
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection that predominantly occurs in sexually active young women. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are common causes. Untreated PID can lead to chronic pelvic pain, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and intra-abdominal infections. Mild to moderate PID can be treated in an outpatient setting; for patients who are severely ill or pregnant, hospitalization for parenteral antibiotic therapy is recommended. Prevention includes screening women younger than 25 years and those who are at risk or pregnant.
A man with a history of HIV, chlamydia, and genital herpes presented with a painful lip ulcer.
Sep 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Syphilis Infection in Nonpregnant Adults and Adolescents [Putting Prevention into Practice]
R.J. is a 27-year-old man who presents for a well-patient visit. He always keeps his appointments and likes to make sure he is healthy. R.J. has started a new relationship and asks if he should be screened for syphilis.
C.D. is a 23-year-old woman who presents to your office for her first prenatal visit. She is in the eighth week of her first pregnancy. She tested negative for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) two years ago, and she has not had a new sex partner since that time. Although she reports no symptom...
Jun 15, 2017 Issue
Serologic Screening for Genital Herpes Infection: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in asymptomatic adolescents and adults, including those who are pregnant.
Get an overview of the USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent STIs, and compare various groups’ recommendations on screening for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, herpes, HIV, and syphilis.
Nov 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Syphilis Infection in Nonpregnant Adults and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends screening for syphilis infection in persons who are at increased risk for infection.
A man presented with more than 50 firm, moist, pink papules on the scrotum and penile shaft, as well as inguinal lymphadenopathy. The lesions were nontender, smooth, and flat-topped.
Review the typical manifestations of genital herpes, the potential complications of infection, and the benefits of type-specific testing. Episodic, suppressive, and prophylactic treatment is also discussed.
A man presented with generalized pruritus and an erythematous rash on his trunk and extremities. He also had neurologic difficulties.