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ITV's Victoria illustrates how 19th-century sexism helped syphilis to spread
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:17:46 +0800 | Guardian Unlimited Science
With concealment common and women expected not even to show knowledge of the disease, infection of families by men was widespread across all classesSpoiler alert! Plot points fromVictoria are revealed in this blogHistorically,syphilis was extremely difficult to cure. Often patients would think that their disease had disappeared or been cured, only to be have their bodies betray them with a resurgence of symptoms. This was the story outlined in Sunday night ’s episode of Victoria – but aside from the obvious scientific questions about drugs and treatment regimes, it also raises points about the treatment of women.In Victoria, things were finally looking up for Prince Ernest (David Oakes). He was responding well to treatment and, consequently, had been given the all-clear by his doctor t...

Does HAART Contribute to Syphilis Incidence? Does HAART Contribute to Syphilis Incidence?
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:14:41 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
A new review examines the possible role HAART may have in the increase of syphilis cases due to susceptibility to infection with T. pallidum.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:59:58 +0800 |
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates of recidivism are higher for youth than for adults; for youth, 75% are rearrested within 3 years. Detained youth have a higher risk of mortality at 4x the general populati...

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Rates Up
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:30:30 +0800 | ConsultantLive
The CDC's annual report on STD rates in the United States is in, and the news about chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis is not good. (Source: ConsultantLive)

STDs Hit All-time High, Says CDC
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:37:00 +0800 | AAFP News
More than two million cases of chlamydial infection, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, according to the CDC's annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. (Source: AAFP News)

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Sexually transmitted infections in U.S. at record high
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | News from Mayo Clinic
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to a new?report?by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2016?Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report?shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S.? the highest number ever. "Worsening trends [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

Take a Number: In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 05:34:40 +0800 | NYT Health
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)

Take a Number: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 02:20:36 +0800 | NYT Health
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)

Doctors See A Surge In Babies With Syphilis-Associated Birth Defects
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:01:37 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
Public health experts say something has gone terribly wrong with prenatal care in the U.S. and that babies are paying the price. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)

New STD cases hit record high in US
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:53:10 +0800 | - Health
In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: - Health)

Related Concepts

TORCH infections
Vertically Transmitted Infections

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

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