Tag: gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection associated with local inflammation causing genital pain, pelvic inflammatory disease, increased HIV acquisition risk, and other related complications. While ceftriaxone is the current first-line therapy, there is growing concern around emerging antimicrobial resistance, with limited evidence supporting other treatments. Gentamicin has been...
Risk of HIV transmission through condomless sex in serodifferent gay couples with the HIV-positive partner taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy (PARTNER): final results of a multicentre, prospective, observational study Early evidence has suggested a strong association between HIV viral load and the risk of transmission to an HIV-negative partner, as well...
1. In this population intervention study, receipt of HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was associated with an increased incidence of STIs in homosexual and bisexual men compared to before PrEP administration. 2. STIs were concentrated in a subgroup of PrEP patients during follow-up. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis...
1. Patients with uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhea treated with the novel antibiotic zoliflodacin, developed in part due to increasingly antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, were cured at rates similar to that seen in patients treated with ceftriaxone. 2. Patients with pharyngeal gonorrhea infection appear to be cured at a higher rate when treated...

Patient Basics: Gonorrhea

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. These bacteria can be passed from person to person during sexual activity (vaginal, oral and anal intercourse) leading to infections of the urethra (urine tube), cervix, vagina and...
1. Swingers were found to have a high rate of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections, at rates similar to young people, men who have sex with men, and female prostitutes. 2. Almost half of swingers reported use of multiple recreational drugs, which was associated with an increased risk of sexually transmitted...