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Except for HIV tests, the FDA has not approved sexually transmitted infection test kits for use outside medical settings.
Plus: Over 10 prevention services related to hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections covered by the Affordable Care Act.
Doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis within three days after sex lowered the risk of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.
Clinics that treat treat sexually transmitted infections are on the front lines of the rapidly growing monkeypox outbreak.
STIs rose in 2020, and these states had the highest rates. Plus: Vaccines against meningitis might also protect against gonorrhea.
COVID-19 had an “immense impact” on HIV, hepatitis and STI screening, prevention and care.
As sexually transmitted infections surge nationwide, a California law—the first of its kind—requires health insurance to cover home tests.
The agency emphasizes new therapies, prevention strategies and diagnostic advice for gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted infections.
Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis increased in 2019, and the COVID-19 pandemic could make matters worse.
Rates of sexually transmitted infections are expected to rise. Know your status with TakeMeHome’s free HIV and STI test kits.
Oral STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes simplex and human papillomavirus.
As sexually transmitted infections spike to all-time highs, these 17 advocacy groups join forces to reverse the trend.
UPDATE: The county health department restored funding through the end of March. Here’s how you can ensure it lasts longer.
TellYourPartner.org allows you to anonymously relay via text or email that you might have passed on a sexually transmitted infection.
Previously, tests were approved only for use with genital or urine samples.
HIV, anti-vaxxers, dengue fever and weak primary health care make the World Health Organization’s list of priorities.
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