Category Archives: Gonorrhea

Cost-effective strategies of testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

2022

Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and infectious syphilis have risen in Canada from 2015 to 2019. An observed decrease in HIV cases has been detected recently, however a reduction in testing...

Creating a path forward: understanding the context of sexual health and sexually transmitted infections in American Indian/Alaska Native populations—A review

2022

This review assessed sexual health and sexually transmitted infection (STI) burden among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) peoples within the context of current clinical and public health services. We conducted a...

Digital sexually transmitted infection and HIV services across prevention and care continuums: Evidence and practical resources

2022

Increased demand for sexual health services (including prevention and treatment) have spurred the development of digital STI/HIV services. Earlier advances in testing technologies opened the door for self-testing and self-sampling...

Prevalence of curable STIs and bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

OBJECTIVE: STIs remain a global public health problem with a high burden among pregnant women. STIs in pregnant women may lead to various adverse pregnancy outcomes. In most sub-Saharan African...

Increased risk of sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men taking preexposure prophylaxis: A meta-analysis

2022

BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a priority population for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. We summarized the surveillance data from the studies of MSM taking...

Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and associated risk behaviors in prisoners: A systematic review

2022

Background and aims: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are one of the major health concerns globally. Generally, prisoners are at higher risks for STIs due to risk factors including; drug-use, high-risk sexual...

Access to, usage and clinic outcomes of, online postal sexually transmitted infection services: A scoping review

2022

BACKGROUND: There has been considerable expansion in online postal self-sampling (OPSS) STI services in many parts of the UK, driven by increasing demand on sexual health services and developments in...

Risk of human immunodeficiency virus acquisition among high-risk heterosexuals with nonviral sexually transmitted infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

BACKGROUND: Nonviral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increase risk of sexually acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Updated risk estimates carefully scrutinizing temporality bias of studies are needed. METHODS: We conducted...

A review of sexual transmitted infection rates among sexually assaulted patients that present for care

2022

BACKGROUND: Patients who experience sexual assault are at risk of adverse health outcomes including sexually transmitted infections (STI) and often present to various healthcare centers for post-assault care. Unfortunately, there...

Intersectoral costs of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV: A systematic review of cost-of-illness (COI) studies

2021

BACKGROUND: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV can generate costs both within and outside the health sector (i.e. intersectoral costs). This systematic review aims (i) to explore the intersectoral costs...

Association between rectal gonorrhoea and HIV incidence in men who have sex with men: A meta-analysis

2021

Background: Incidence of rectal gonorrhoea (GC) has been hypothesised as a correlate of HIV exposure in prevention trials of men who have sex with men (MSM). High rectal GC incidence in...

Risk of HIV acquisition among high-risk heterosexuals with nonviral sexually transmitted infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

BACKGROUND: Nonviral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increase risk of sexually-acquired HIV infection. Updated risk estimates carefully scrutinizing temporality bias of studies are needed. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review (PROSPERO...

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