ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
Sexually Transmitted Infections
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that physicians screen all sexually active women, including those who are pregnant, for gonorrhea if they are at increased risk for the infection (i.e., if they are young or have other individual or population risk factors; see Clinical Con...
Case study: A 22-year-old woman comes to your office for her routine well-woman examination. She says that she is currently sexually active in a long-term monogamous relationship. She had a chlamydial infection two years ago. Her only concern today is that her menstrual period is late.
Oct 15, 2005 Issue
Screening for Genital Herpes: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.
Genital herpes simplex virus infection is a recurrent, lifelong disease with no cure. The strongest predictor for infection is a person's number of lifetime sex partners. The natural history includes first-episode mucocutaneous infection, establishment of latency in the dorsal root ganglion, and sub...
What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated infections in men and nonpregnant women? What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated infections in pregnant women? What are the effects of treatments for disseminated gonococcal infection?
Case study: MS, a 26-year-old woman, has arrived for her first prenatal visit. She is in the eighth week of her third pregnancy. Her previous pregnancies were uncomplicated with normal-term deliveries. Although she has never had any sexually transmitted diseases or symptoms of a sexually transmitted...
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Genital warts caused by human papillomavirus infection are encountered commonly in primary care. Evidence guiding treatment selection is limited, but treatment guidelines recently have changed. Biopsy, viral typing, acetowhite staining, and other diagnostic measures are not routinely required. The g...
Nov 15, 2004 Issue
Screening for Syphilis Infection: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for syphilis and the supporting scientific evidence, and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition.
What are the effects of interventions to prevent transmission and which reduce the impact of recurrence? What are the effects of treatments in people with a first episode of genital herpes? What are the effects of treatments in people with genital herpes and HIV infection?