Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Study Analyzing Efficacy of Nonhormonal Contraceptive Gel, Phexxi, for Prevention of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Completes Last Subject Last Visit
August 25, 2022

Top-line data from the EVOGUARD clinical trial examining the efficacy of Phexxi for the prevention of chlamydia and gonorrhea are expected in October 2022.

Substantial Drop in HIV Testing among Key Groups during First Year of COVID-19, New CDC Data Reveals
June 28, 2022

New data showed a sharp drop in HIV tests administered in health care and non-health care settings from 2019 to 2020—primarily among persons disproportionately affected by HIV.

7 Questions on Latest US STD Trends
April 22, 2022

SAMPLE: Between 2019 and 2020, the rate of reported gonorrhea increased 10%. True or false? Plus, 6 more questions based on the CDC’s 2020 STD Surveillance Report.

CDC: STDs Continued to Rise during Pandemic, Likely to Keep Increasing in 2021
April 12, 2022

Cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis in 2020 surpassed 2019 levels in the US, according to the CDC's 2020 STD Surveillance Report.

HIV-1 Infection More Virulent in Heterosexual Persons, According to New Study
March 25, 2022

New study suggests HIV-1 infection is more virulent when transmitted through heterosexual penile-vaginal intercourse than through anal intercourse between men who have sex with men due to transmission bottlenecks.

PrEP for HIV Prevention: A Guideline Update Topline
January 27, 2022

The CDC update recommends that clinicians advise all sexually active patients about PrEP and includes a new section on prescribing injectable bimonthly cabotegravir.

At-home STD Tests in California Must be Covered by Insurance, says New Law
January 17, 2022

California on Jan 1 became the first state to require insurance coverage for at-home testing for sexually transmitted infections; it isn't smooth sailing, yet.

AAP Recommends Routine HIV Screening for all Adolescents Starting at Age 15
January 05, 2022

The AAP updated its guidance to recommend routine HIV screening at least once in all adolescents aged ≥15 years and at-risk youth be rescreened annually.

New Analysis Projects Older Ages and Rising Number of Patients with HIV by 2030
December 02, 2021

Nearly 25% of patients with HIV who use antiretroviral therapy will reach 65 years of age or older by 2030, researchers projected in a new analysis.

CDC STI Treatment Guidelines: 7 Key Updates for Primary Care
September 02, 2021

The CDC released the first set of new STI guidelines since 2015. What are the notable updates that primary care physicians should know? Find out here.