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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38789267/strike-hbv-establishing-an-hbv-screening-programme-in-kilifi-kenya-challenges-successes-and-lessons-learnt
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Louise O Downs, Oscar Chirro, Mwanakombo Zaharani, Benson Safari, Dorcas Okanda, George Githinji, Monique I Andersson, Rob Newton, Anthony Etyang, Nadia Aliyan, Philippa Clare Matthews
OBJECTIVES: Chronic hepatitis B infection affects 65 million people in the WHO African Region, but only 4.2% of these are diagnosed and 0.2% on treatment. Here, we present a short report describing establishment of a hepatitis B virus (HBV) programme in Kenya. We share experiences, successes and challenges to support development of future programmes. METHODS: From March 2023, we began the 'STRIKE-HBV' Study to identify people living with HBV (PLWHB) in Kilifi, Kenya...
May 24, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38789266/prevalence-and-viral-suppression-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-among-people-living-with-hiv-on-antiretroviral-therapy-in-sierra-leone
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jin-Wen Song, Sulaiman Lakoh, Si-Yuan Chen, Mohamed Boie Jalloh, Stephen Sevalie, Mamadu Baldeh, Mohamed K Nyambe, Victoria Donicia Nicholas, George Yendewa, Fu-Sheng Wang, Guang Yang
OBJECTIVE: Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the regions with the highest burdens of HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV), but data on the impact of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on HBV DNA suppression is limited. In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of a positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) among people living with HIV, and assess the suppression of ART on HBV replication in people living with HIV in Sierra Leone. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was designed to recruit people living with HIV aged 18 years or older in ten public hospitals in Sierra Leone between August 2022 and January 2023...
May 24, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38789265/epidemiological-impact-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-chlamydia-trachomatis-screening-in-men-having-sex-with-men-a-modelling-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Julien Flaig, Laurent Hocqueloux, Romain Palich, Lise Cuzin, Olivier Robineau, Pascal Pugliese, Cyrille Delpierre, Nicolas Voirin, Laurent Cotte
OBJECTIVES: The impact of the systematic screening of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in men having sex with men (MSM) on these pathogens' epidemiology remains unclear. We conducted a modelling study to analyse this impact in French MSM. METHODS: We modelled NG and CT transmission using a site-specific deterministic compartmental model. We calibrated NG and CT prevalence at baseline using results from MSM enrolled in the Dat'AIDS cohort...
May 24, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38782583/-primum-non-nocere-is-it-time-to-stop-screening-for-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-chlamydia-trachomatis-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-taking-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis
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EDITORIAL
Thibaut Vanbaelen, Chris Kenyon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38782582/on-the-need-for-a-sexual-healthcare-commissioner
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LETTER
George J Severs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38782581/hepatitis-b-surface-antibody-levels-in-newly-attending-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-a-sexual-health-clinic-in-brighton-uk
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LETTER
Timothy Bromley, Colin Fitzpatrick, Keziah Lewis, Deborah Williams, Daniel Richardson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38782580/hepatitis-screening-in-a-sampling-of-us-emergency-departments-2022-2023
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LETTER
Christopher L Bennett, Carson Clay, M Kit Delgado, Janice A Espinola, Carlos A Camargo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38604698/frequent-chlamydia-and-gonorrhoea-but-very-infrequent-syphilis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-using-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-in-west-africa
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ter Tiero Elias Dah, Irith De Baetselier, Benjamin Cuer, Camille Anoma, Ephrem Mensah, Amadou Koné, Souba Diandé, Claver Anoumou Dagnra, Hortense Yaobla Faye-Kette, Alain Yeo, Issifou Yaya, Bruno Spire, Bintou Dembélé Keita, Tania Crucitti, Bea Vuylsteke, Christian Laurent
OBJECTIVES: Although oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV is being rolled out in West Africa, data on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in PrEP users are scarce. We assessed the prevalence, incidence and determinants of bacterial STIs in men who have sex with men (MSM) taking PrEP in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Togo. METHODS: A prospective cohort study among MSM initiating PrEP as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package was conducted between 2017 and 2021 in community-based clinics in the four study countries...
May 21, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38754986/digital-interventions-for-sti-and-hiv-partner-notification-a-scoping-review
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Charlotte Woodward, Sonja Bloch, Amelia McInnes-Dean, Karen C Lloyd, Julie McLeod, John Saunders, Paul Flowers, Claudia S Estcourt, Jo Gibbs
BACKGROUND: Partner notification (PN) is key to the control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Digital interventions have been used to facilitate PN. A scoping review was conducted to describe the interventions used, user preferences and acceptability of digital PN interventions from patient and partner perspectives. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted of eight databases for articles published in English, available online with digital PN outcome data...
May 16, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38744451/characteristics-and-rates-of-infection-by-hiv-in-people-receiving-non-occupational-post-exposure-prophylaxis-npep-against-hiv
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Irene Carrillo, Marta López de Las Heras, Silvia Calpena Martínez, Laura Prieto-Pérez, Beatriz Álvarez Álvarez, Aws Waleed Al-Hayani, José Izuzquiza Suarez-Inclan, Sara Lumbreras Fernandez, Patricia Quesada Luengo, María Elia Asensi Diaz, Marina Bernal Palacios, Paula Asensio Mathews, Barbara Soler Bonafont, Raquel Bravo Ruiz, Marta Hernández-Segurado, Miguel Górgolas, Alfonso Cabello
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES: The use of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) emerges as a strategic intervention to reduce HIV infection risk following sexual encounters in our setting. Notwithstanding, there is a scarcity of contemporary data regarding adherence to this treatment, its effectiveness and tolerance. Our study aims to delve into these factors among individuals who have resorted to nPEP after high-risk sexual encounters. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of cases administered nPEP for HIV from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021 at a tertiary hospital in Madrid...
May 13, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38702191/impact-of-molecular-ciprofloxacin-resistance-testing-in-management-of-gonorrhoea-in-a-large-urban-clinic
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Emily Goldstein, Elizabeth Moss, Susan Bennett-Slater, Lynne Ferguson, Carol McInally, Martin McHugh, Alexandra Maxwell, Andrew Winter, Rory N Gunson
OBJECTIVES: Antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea is of significant public health concern with the emergence of resistance to last-line therapies such as ceftriaxone. Despite around half of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates tested in the UK being susceptible to ciprofloxacin, very little ciprofloxacin is used in clinical practice. Testing for the S91F mutation associated with ciprofloxacin resistance is now available in CE-marked assays and may reduce the requirement for ceftriaxone, but many patients are treated empirically, or as sexual contacts, which may limit any benefit...
May 3, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38641362/performance-evaluation-of-a-self-administered-point-of-care-test-for-anal-hpv-screening-in-prep-users-data-from-a-community-based-prep-service
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Lorenzo Biasioli, Roberto Rossotti, Alessandro Tavelli, Anna De Bona, Camilla Tincati, Daniele Calzavara, Pietro Vinti, Chiara Baiguera, Federico D'Amico, Alice Nava, Roberto Repossi, Simona Bossolasco, Camilla Muccini, Giovanni Mulè, Daniele Tesoro, Antonella d'Arminio Monforte, Massimo Cernuschi
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we compared the performance of a self-administered point-of-care test (POCT) for anal human papillomavirus (HPV) screening with laboratory gold-standard test in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users and evaluated its feasibility. METHODS: We enrolled PrEP users from a local community-based PrEP service. Each participant self-collected an anal swab to test anal HPV with a PCR POCT capable of detecting 14 high-risk HPV genotypes. Anonymous questionnaires on self-sampling feasibility were completed...
April 19, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38604697/reach-of-getcheckedonline-among-gay-bisexual-transgender-and-queer-men-and-two-spirit-people-and-correlates-of-use-5-years-after-program-launch-in-british-columbia-canada
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Andrés Montiel, Aidan Ablona, Ben Klassen, Kiffer Card, Nathan J Lachowsky, David J Brennan, Daniel Grace, Catherine Worthington, Mark Gilbert
OBJECTIVES: Understanding who uses internet-based sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) services can inform programme implementation, particularly among those most impacted by STBBIs, including gender and sexual minority (GSM) men. GetCheckedOnline, an internet-based STBBI testing service in British Columbia, Canada, launched in 2014. Our objectives were to assess reach, identify factors associated with use of GetCheckedOnline 5 years into implementation and describe reasons for using and not using GetCheckedOnline among GSM men...
April 10, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38575314/in-the-fight-against-hiv-aids-the-arduous-implementation-of-government-funded-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-programme-in-taiwan
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Hsun Yin Huang, Jyun Rong Huang, Pei Chun Chan, Chia Chi Lee
INTRODUCTION: The government-funded pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme was targeted to those aged under 30 years or serodiscordant couples and implemented in September 2018-October 2020 in Taiwan. The study aimed to examine the effectiveness of the programme and the relationship between sexually transmitted disease (STD) and HIV seroconversion. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort analysis with questionnaires designed for participants who joined the aforementioned programme in the PrEP-designated hospitals...
April 4, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38575313/minimum-inhibitory-concentrations-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-strains-in-clients-of-the-amsterdam-sexual-health-clinic-with-a-dutch-versus-an-international-sexual-network
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Buhari Teker, Maarten Schim van der Loeff, Elske Hoornenborg, Anders Boyd, Sophia Reedijk, Alje van Dam, Vita Willemijn Jongen, Henry de Vries
OBJECTIVES: International travel combined with sex may contribute to dissemination of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng). To assess the role of travel in Ng strain susceptibility, we compared minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for five antibiotics (ie, azithromycin, ceftriaxone, cefotaxime, cefixime and ciprofloxacin) in strains from clients with an exclusively Dutch sexual network and clients with an additional international sexual network. METHODS: From 2013 to 2019, we recorded recent residence of sexual partners of clients (and of their partners) with Ng at the Center for Sexual Health of Amsterdam...
April 4, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38565298/chemsex-and-risk-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-a-perspective-from-india
#16
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Deepak Juyal, Shekhar Pal, Chitra Joshi, Neha Dhawan, Jyoti Rawre, Benu Dhawan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38553038/self-sampling-with-oral-rinse-to-detect-oropharyngeal-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-results-from-an-exploratory-study-in-belgium-the-ssong-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Thibaut Vanbaelen, Lida van Petersen, Maartje van Frankenhuijsen, Vicky Cuylaerts, Dorien Van den Bossche, Chris Kenyon, Irith De Baetselier
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess whether a self-collected oral rinse was non-inferior to clinician-collected oropharyngeal swabs to detect Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng) using culture and nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) among men who have sex with men (MSM), and whether Ng may still be detected in oral rinses for a minimum of 5 days after collection. METHODS: MSM with a positive Ng result in an oropharyngeal or pooled sample (oropharynx, urethra and anorectum) were approached...
March 29, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38531613/hiv-testing-at-visits-to-us-emergency-departments-2021-update
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LETTER
Carson Clay, Brian Christopher Kuglen, Christopher Lee Bennett
In this updated cross-sectional analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, we found that among the 2.5 million more weighted emergency department (ED) visits in 2021 compared with 2020, there was an insignificant increase in HIV testing per ED visit in 2021 compared with 2020 (0.81% to 0.86%). This suggests HIV testing during ED visits did not increase in line with rebounding visit volumes after the pandemic nadir.
March 26, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38519140/performing-trichomonas-vaginalis-culture-in-research-studies-in-low-resource-settings
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LETTER
Remco P H Peters, Mandisa M Mdingi, Ranjana M S Gigi, Lindsay Lim, Andrew Medina-Marino, Jeffrey D Klausner, Christina A Muzny
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38508708/impact-of-national-commissioning-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-on-equity-of-access-in-england-a-prep-to-need-ratio-investigation
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Flavien Coukan, Ann Sullivan, Holly Mitchell, Sajjida Jaffer, Andy Williams, John Saunders, Christina Atchison, Helen Ward
OBJECTIVES: HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing HIV acquisition. In England, NHS availability was limited to participants of the PrEP Impact Trial until late 2020. Some key populations at greater risk of HIV were under-represented in the trial suggesting inequities in trial PrEP access. We used the PrEP-to-need ratio (PnR; number of PrEP users divided by new HIV diagnoses) to investigate whether PrEP access improved following routine commissioning in October 2020 and identify populations most underserved by PrEP...
March 20, 2024: Sexually Transmitted Infections
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