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The transmissible infection, responsible for meningitis outbreaks among gay men, can be prevented with a vaccine.
The new plan outlines federal actions to reduce the burden of sexually transmitted infections in the United States through 2025.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis—including congenital syphilis—rose from 2020 to 2021.
The antibiotic doxycycline, taken within 72 hours after sex, prevented sexually transmitted infections among gay men and transgender women.
Doxycycline after sex reduces the risk of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis for gay men, and it does not appear to drive resistance.
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.
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