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How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?

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Stuart Sarah, Richardson Daniel, Iwuji Collins, Soni Suneeta (2021) How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?. Sexual Health 19, 74-75. Abstract: There are few data on the length of time clinicians should take sampling the pharynx to optimise the sensitivity of gonorrhoea culture specimens and we aimed to gain a consensus on sampling time. The...

Socioeconomic, behavioural and health factors associated with chlamydia testing in sexually active young women

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ilson Louise Forsyth, Dobson Annette Jane, Doust Jenny, Mishra Gita Devi (2022) Socioeconomic, behavioural and health factors associated with chlamydia testing in sexually active young women: an Australian observational cohort study. Sexual Health, 19,112-121. Abstract: Background: Chlamydia trachomatis is the most frequently notified sexually transmitted infection in Australia. Untreated...

Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in postmenopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Stewart Linde L., Vodstrcil Lenka A., Coombe Jacqueline, Bradshaw Catriona S., Hocking Jane S. (2022) Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in postmenopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sexual Health 19, 17-26.  Abstract Bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common cause of vaginal discharge in women of reproductive age, is associated with considerable reproductive and gynaecological...

Factors associated with syphilis seroprevalence in women with and at-risk for HIV infection…

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Aaron KJ, Brill I, Causey-Pruitt Z, et al Factors associated with syphilis seroprevalence in women with and at-risk for HIV infection in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (1994–2015) Sexually Transmitted Infections 2022;98:4-10. Abstract: Objective – Syphilis rates among women in the USA more than doubled between 2014 and 2018. We sought to identify correlates of syphilis among women...

Syphilis Is Still Out There: What Clinicians Need to Know

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SHINE SA, Posted on November 25, 2021 An ongoing infectious syphilis outbreak has spread across Australia’s states and territories leading to an endemic level in some areas. The outbreak was first reported among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote northern Australia in 2011. Clinicians are now encouraged to have a high clinical suspicion for syphilis in all population...

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