Tag: sexually transmitted infection (STI)

1. Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections significantly contribute to the global burden of sexually-acquired HIV infections. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) There is a known strong biological association between herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition, transmissibility, and disease severity. This analysis provides the...
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...
1. In a study population at high-risk for sexually transmitted infections, the rate of pelvic inflammatory disease following intrauterine device placement was low. 2. The IUD continuation rate at one year was greater than 85 percent. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)        Study Rundown: Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are some of the most effective...