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Ellen Eaton, M.D. (right), and Kelsie Dodson.

Studying HIV and STI Testing Preferences in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Our series on mentor-mentee researchers continues with Ellen Eaton, M.D., and Kelsie Dodson, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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An Underused Strategy for Surge in STDs: Treat Patients' Partners Without a Doctor Visit

If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the reason: Their partners have re-infected them.

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Primary Care Doctors 'Not Doing Enough' to Curb STDs

As rates of sexually transmitted diseases surge, public health officials want physicians to step up screening and treatment of patients.

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HIV Providers and Advocates Continue to Debate STI Rates in the Era of PrEP and U=U

In an era of HIV biomedical prevention and undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U), the primacy of condom use has changed, but the need to consider approaches to decrease STIs has not.

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High Rates of Anal HPV Infection in Gay Men Using PrEP in IPERGAY: The Role of Vaccination

A substudy of the high-profile French PrEP study IPERGAY has reported alarmingly high rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in HIV-negative gay men.

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Asymptomatic STIs Frequently Occur Among People With Primary HIV Infection

Researchers conclude that tri-monthly STI screening including asymptomatic individuals should be considered for people with primary HIV infection, particularly in men who have sex with men who report sexual risk behavior.

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U.S. Simulation Explores the Intersection of PrEP and Some Sexually Transmitted Infections

To gain a better understanding of the long-term effects of STI risk among PrEP users, researchers have developed a sophisticated computer simulation that can model changes in sexual behavior, PrEP adherence, STI screening and treatment and the impact...

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What's Up With PrEP and STIs?

Critics have been warning since the concept of oral PrEP was in its infancy that it would lead to major increases in condomless sex among users and a corresponding dramatic spike in STIs. So far, the data has been inconclusive.

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Why Men and Women Lie About Sex, and How This Complicates STD Control

Some interesting reasons why men and women both lie about their number of sex partners or how often they have sexual intercourse -- and why it matters to doing research on sexual health.

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Study of HIV and STI Risk Is a 'Wake-Up Call' for Health Providers Serving Young Gay Men

For the first time, a study documents the incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among very young men who have sex with men -- including those under age 18 -- who were followed over a period of two years.