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What Is the Optimal Time to Retest Patients With a Urogenital Chlamydia Infection? (RCT)

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Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Feb;45(2):132-137. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000706. BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis is a common, often recurring sexually transmitted infection, with serious adverse outcomes in women. Current guidelines recommend retesting after a chlamydia infection, but the optimum timing is unknown. We assessed the optimal retest interval after urogenital chlamydia treatment. METHODS:...

Two-drug HIV therapy just as effective as three-drug therapy

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aidsmap/nam, 25 October 2016
SImplification of an antiretroviral treatment to a boosted protease inhibitor and the nucleoside analogue lamivudine (a dual regimen) is highly effective in people switching from a stable three-drug regimen, researchers reported on Monday at the International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection (HIV Glasgow).
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Mirena IUD effective for seven years: new study

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Dr Jennifer Gunter, September 10 2016 The Mirena intrauterine system (IUS), the IUD with the hormone levonorgestrel, is a highly effective method of contraception currently approved for five years. Some data suggests that it probably good for six years, but a new study tells us with a good degree of confidence that the Mirena is safe and effective for seven years.  The study was funded by UNDP/...

Patient choice in opt-in, active choice, and opt-out HIV screening: an RCT

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BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 19 January 2016) What is already known on this topic Patients’ preferences are a hallmark of patient centered care, but little is known about how wording of offers of testing can influence perceived preferences Opt-in and opt-out HIV testing have not been compared in a randomized controlled setting US guidelines endorse opt-out HIV testing, and Europe has seen a...

STI screening interventions targeting men in football club settings

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Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:106-110 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2014-051719

Background: Uptake of chlamydia screening by men in England has been substantially lower than by women. Non-traditional settings such as sports clubs offer opportunities to widen access. Involving people who are not medically trained to promote screening could optimise acceptability.

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