Sexually Transmitted Infections

World Health Organization: Five-Year Plan to Address 10 Biggest Global Health Threats

World Health Organization: Five-Year Plan to Address 10 Biggest Global Health Threats

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In an effort to effectively address global health concerns, the WHO has announced the 13th General Programme of Work, a 5-year strategic plan spanning from 2019 to 2023.

Inaccurate Parental Reporting of HPV Vaccination Linked to Multilevel Sociodemographic Factors

Inaccurate Parental Reporting of HPV Vaccination Linked to Multilevel Sociodemographic Factors

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Parents of racial or ethnic minority adolescents were more likely to inaccurately report HPV vaccination initiation.

New HPV Screening Kit Allows Women to Test at Home

New HPV Screening Kit Allows Women to Test at Home

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To obtain a kit, patients must first answer a few medical history questions to determine if they are appropriate candidates for at-home testing.

Pediatricians Should Educate Adolescents on Sexual Development, Promote STI Prevention

Pediatricians Should Educate Adolescents on Sexual Development, Promote STI Prevention

Pediatricians should be prepared to educate adolescents and young adults regarding sexual development and to promote healthy behaviors in relationships.

Swipe Left! Surge in Rhode Island STDs Blamed on Dating Apps

Swipe Left! Surge in Rhode Island STDs Blamed on Dating Apps

According to the Rhode Island Department of Health, theres been an alarming spike in cases of sexually transmitted diseases, and it places the blame in part on social media applications such as Tinder and Grindr. From 2013 to 2014, the number of syphilis cases in the state increased 79% and the number of gonorrhea cases 30%, while newly diagnosed cases of HIV increased 33%.

Measles Is Not the Only Serious Disease We're Failing to Vaccinate Against

Measles Is Not the Only Serious Disease We're Failing to Vaccinate Against

While measles and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are vastly different diseases, failing to get vaccinated against them can have equally serious consequences, suggests Bradley Stoner, PhD, a medical anthropologist who studies infectious disease transmission at Washington University in St. Louis.

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