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New report flags major increase in sexually transmitted infections, amidst challenges in HIV and hepatitis

May 28, 2024
This report, which outlines progress implementation of the global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for 2022-2030 will...
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Optimizing STI testing with vaginal swab sampling

Nov. 20, 2023
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are continuing to increase, especially among young people in their teens and early twenties. From 2020 to 2021, we have seen rates rise...
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New research shows promising possibilities for at-home testing to detect sexually transmitted infections

July 25, 2023
Two studies presented at 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Conference & Lab Expo.
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HHS releases STI Federal Implementation Plan

June 9, 2023
The new plan outlines federal actions to reduce the burden of sexually transmitted infections in the United States through 2025.
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NIH-funded study finds doxycycline reduces sexually transmitted infections by two-thirds

April 10, 2023
Participants were randomly assigned to receive either doxy-PEP or standard of care.
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Laboratory professionals can help reverse the rising trend in sexually transmitted infections

Every healthcare professional experienced the strain that the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic exerted across all aspects of patient care. In the fight against sexually transmitted infections...
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New strategies to tackle and end STIs epidemics

Sept. 16, 2022
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to cause high rates of infections worldwide.
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Some studies show that vaginal swabs are more accurate than urine samples in detecting STIs, such as those caused by Mycoplasma genitalium bacteria, which is pictured here.

The role of the vaginal swab in providing comprehensive sexual healthcare for women

Sexual health is important for wellbeing and reproductive health, and includes the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of urogenital infections in women. However, ...
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Abstaining from marijuana may improve epigenetic information in sperm

Sept. 28, 2021
While marijuana use may impact some genes linked to autism in men’s sperm, abstaining from cannabis consumption over time may significantly lower many of those effects, according...