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Using Saliva as Lube Can Cause Rectal Gonorrhea Img

Using Saliva as Lube Can Cause Rectal Gonorrhea

"Nearly half" of all rectal gonorrhea cases may be eliminated if men did not use their partners' saliva as a lubricant during anal sex, according to a recently published study.

Should There Be More Frequent STI Screening for People on PrEP? Img

Should There Be More Frequent STI Screening for People on PrEP?

"Current CDC guidelines may miss a significant number of asymptomatic STIs among PrEP users," researchers concluded, suggesting that STI screening may be warranted at each three-monthly visit.

Precancer Changes in Cervix Cells Develop More Often in Women With Than Without HIV Img

Precancer Changes in Cervix Cells Develop More Often in Women With Than Without HIV

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), a cervical cell abnormality that could lead to cervical cancer, developed at a higher rate in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women in a nationwide study in Denmark.

Higher New Anal HPV Infection and Duration in Gay Men With Versus Without HIV Img

Higher New Anal HPV Infection and Duration in Gay Men With Versus Without HIV

HIV-positive gay or bisexual men in the Netherlands became infected with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) in both the anus and penis at a higher rate than HIV-negative gays.

Few Young Gay/Bisexual Men in U.S. Getting Important Vaccine Against HPV Img

Few Young Gay/Bisexual Men in U.S. Getting Important Vaccine Against HPV

Despite U.S. guidelines recommending HPV vaccination for all adolescents and young adults, only 7% of young gay or bisexual men in a U.S. national sample had received one or more doses of the HPV vaccine.

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs Img

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs

How do providers, who see clients every three months for sexual health screenings and STI testing, talk to their clients about condom use, STIs and navigating the complicated landscape of safer sex?

Disease Experts See Syphilis Diagnosis as Time to Re-Engage in HIV Care Img

Disease Experts See Syphilis Diagnosis as Time to Re-Engage in HIV Care

A recent analysis investigated the relationship between HIV and syphilis -- specifically, to find out what syphilis infection may mean for people with HIV in terms of HIV viral load and risk of transmission.

Cervical Lesions in Women With HIV May Point to Developing Anal Cancer Img

Cervical Lesions in Women With HIV May Point to Developing Anal Cancer

HIV-positive women who had precancerous cervical lesions (damaged tissue) in the past had a four times greater chance of precancerous anal lesions, according to a large French study. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can cause both cervical and an...

Basic Questions and Answers About Trichomoniasis Img

Basic Questions and Answers About Trichomoniasis

Most people who have trichomoniasis do not have any symptoms.

What Is Trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis (or "trich") is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis...

Basic Questions and Answers About Gonorrhea Img

Basic Questions and Answers About Gonorrhea

Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea. Gonorrhea can cause very serious complications when not treated, but can be cured with the right medication.

What Is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both ...