Category Archives: Gonorrhea

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...

Curable sexually transmitted infections among women with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: Systematic review and meta-analysis

2022

OBJECTIVES: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) cause significant morbidity among women with HIV and increase HIV transmission. We estimated the prevalence of four STIs among women with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa...

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...

Bridging the gap between development of point-of-care nucleic acid testing and patient care for sexually transmitted infections

2022

The incidence rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including the four major curable STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and, syphilis – continue to increase globally, causing medical cost burden and...

Long-acting reversible contraception, condom use, and sexually transmitted infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2021

Introduction Given mixed findings regarding the relationship between long-acting reversible contraception and condom use, this systematic review and meta-analysis synthesizes studies comparing sexually transmitted infection‒related outcomes between users of long-acting...

mHealth in the prevention of sexually transmitted infections STIs

2020

The objective of this study was to analyze in the literature how the applications were developed and how they influence the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). PubMed, CAPES Periodicals...

Reviewing PrEP’s effect on STI incidence among men who have sex with men —Balancing increased STI screening and potential behavioral sexual risk compensation

2021

Though pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can prevent HIV acquisition, it provides no protection against bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs). PrEP use may increase STI acquisition due to sexual risk compensation, but...

Sexually transmitted infections in seafarers: 2020’s perspectives based on a literature review from 2000—2020

2020

BACKGROUND: Seafarers are a special population. The issue of sexually transmitted diseases among seafarers is as old as navigation itself, and is a public health issue and a matter of...

Sexual and reproductive health challenges in temporary marriage: A Systematic review

2021

BACKGROUND: Temporary marriage is a legal form of marriage in Shia Islam allowing a man and a woman to become married in a fixed period of time. This review was...

Multiplexed technologies for sexually transmitted infections: Global evidence on patient-centered and clinical health outcomes

2021

INTRODUCTION: Conventional care packages around screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) entail multiple clinic visits and precipitate losses to follow-up. To prevent these losses, multiplexed technologies for STIs (immunochromatographic tests/devices/assays...

Dual contraceptive utilization and determinant factors among HIV positive women in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis, 2020

2021

BACKGROUND: Dual contraceptive is the use of a barrier like condom along with any modern contraceptive methods which has double significance for the prevention STI including HIV and unintended pregnancy....

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