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Doxycycline for Bacterial STI Prevention: A Different Type of PrEP

An international team of experts conducted a thoughtful review of existing research regarding the use of doxycycline for STI prevention. Do the risks of its use outweigh the benefits?

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Grindr Users Take PrEP More and Have Lower HIV Rates, but Have Higher Rate of STIs Than Men Not on the App

Gay and bisexual men who used Grindr were having more sex acts associated with increased risk, but were more likely to use PrEP or be open to it, which translated to lower HIV incidence.

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Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.

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IDWeek 2019: What to Expect at This Year's Conference

We're covering the latest news and research from this major interdisciplinary meeting on infectious diseases, which takes place in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6.

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Taking Transgender Care From Research to Results

Asa Radix, M.D., M.P.H., discusses providing quality care to transgender people. It can be done.

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The First In-Human Chlamydia Vaccine Trial Shows Positive Immune Response

A chlamydia infection makes HIV acquisition more likely.

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Experts Flummoxed By Conflicting New Data on STIs, HIV, and Long-Term Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa

ECHO trial results and follow-up studies find unexpectedly low rates of some STIs among users of certain long-term hormonal contraceptives. They also find high HIV rates (unrelated to the contraceptives) that suggest considerable value for PrEP integration.

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This Week in HIV Research: When STIs Flock Together

July 18, 2019: Anal neoplasia risk amidst comorbid HPV and chlamydia; predictive modeling for PrEP outreach; long-term benefits of hepatitis C cure in coinfection; first-line therapy with dolutegravir/lamivudine.

Are Urgent Care Centers Prescribing PrEP? Researchers Explore the Answer Img

Are Urgent Care Centers Prescribing PrEP? Researchers Explore the Answer

A new CDC study suggests that many urgent care centers in the U.S. still need to be made aware of pre-exposure prophylaxis and how to provide it.