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Sexually Transmitted Infections
Since 2000, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued eight clinical recommendation statements on screening for sexually transmitted infections. This article, written on behalf of the USPSTF, is an overview of these recommendations. The USPSTF recommends that women at increased ris...
Feb 1, 2008 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Managing Herpes in Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin to outline the spectrum of maternal and neonatal genital herpes infection and to provide guidelines on managing the infection during pregnancy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published revised guidelines for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Updates include the recommendation to use azithromycin as a first-line treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnant women and no longer recommending quinolones for the management of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection.
Dec 1, 2007 Issue
Screening for Chlamydial Infection: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection and the supporting scientific evidence.
Many sexually transmitted infections are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends screening all pregnant women for human immunodeficiency virus infection as early as possible. Treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy can reduce ...
Revised guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that fluoroquinolone antibiotics are no longer recommended for treatment of gonococcal infections and associated conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its 2002 guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Expanded discussions of prevention screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other STDs, new approaches to patient-centered counseling, and sever...
Dec 1, 2006 Issue
STDs in Patients with Multiple Partners: Confidentiality [Curbside Consultation]
This scenario raises complex ethical questions. The physician-patient relationship is characterized by a network of obligations and expectations that becomes more complex when patients with close ties are treated by the same physician.
The most common site of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection is the urogenital tract. Men with this infection may experience dysuria with penile discharge, and women may have mild vaginal mucopurulent discharge, severe pelvic pain, or no symptoms. Other N. gonorrhoeae infections include anorectal, conjun...
Chlamydia trachomatis infection most commonly affects the urogenital tract. In men, the infection usually is symptomatic, with dysuria and a discharge from the penis. Untreated chlamydial infection in men can spread to the epididymis. Most women with chlamydial infection have minimal or no symptoms,...