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Acyclovir-Resistant Herpes Simplex Cases Spike in HIV-Positive Communities Img

Acyclovir-Resistant Herpes Simplex Cases Spike in HIV-Positive Communities

When herpes simplex virus (HSV) grows resistant to acyclovir, a common HSV medication, skin lesions can develop, which may be more likely in people living with HIV, according to recent research.

Highlights From the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines for HIV Care Providers Img

Highlights From the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines for HIV Care Providers

STD screening not only identifies curable infections but STDs are also biologic markers of risk particularly for HIV transmission among some men who have sex with men (MSM).

One in 20 New York City Gay Men Acquire HIV Within a Year of Syphilis Diagnosis Img

One in 20 New York City Gay Men Acquire HIV Within a Year of Syphilis Diagnosis

From 2000 through mid-2010, 15% of New York City men already diagnosed with syphilis were infected with HIV, according to results of a population-level analysis.

Rectal STIs and Viral Load in HIV-Positive Men On and Off Treatment Img

Rectal STIs and Viral Load in HIV-Positive Men On and Off Treatment

A new study looks at the impact of rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia on HIV viral load in plasma and rectal tissue.

2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines From the CDC Img

2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines From the CDC

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Against STDs Promising Among Some HIV-Positive Gay Men Img

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Against STDs Promising Among Some HIV-Positive Gay Men

Taking 100 mg of the antibiotic doxycycline daily significantly reduced the risk of acquiring another sexually transmitted infection, according to a pilot study among 30 HIV-positive gay men in Los Angeles.

Study Explores Risk for Shingles in the Current Era Img

Study Explores Risk for Shingles in the Current Era

Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chicken pox becomes active again. If you've had the chicken pox, you can get shingles. Should people living with HIV be worried, and what should they know?

HIV-Positive Men Taking Erectile Dysfunction Drugs More Likely to Take Sexual Risks and Have Syphilis Img

HIV-Positive Men Taking Erectile Dysfunction Drugs More Likely to Take Sexual Risks and Have Syphilis

HIV-positive men who had been prescribed medication for erectile dysfunction had a higher rate of syphilis and were more likely to have engaged in sexual risk behaviors than those who had not been prescribed such drugs, according to a study presented...

Asking About Sexual History More Likely to Get HIV-Positive Patients Tested for Syphilis Img

Asking About Sexual History More Likely to Get HIV-Positive Patients Tested for Syphilis

Patients living with HIV who had had their sexual history taken were four times more likely to be tested for syphilis than those who had no such history documented, according to a study presented at IDWeek 2014, highlighting the importance of obtaini...

Prevalence of Cancer-Causing HPV High Among Women Living With HIV Img

Prevalence of Cancer-Causing HPV High Among Women Living With HIV

A high prevalence of oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) was found in both the anus and the cervix of women living with HIV -- though the prevalence was highest in the anal canal, according to a multicenter French study.