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    Infection-related microcephaly after the 2015 and 2016 Zika virus outbreaks in Brazil: a surveillance-based analysis.
    Lancet 2017 Jun 21. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Background: On Nov 11, 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health declared a Public Health Emergency of National Concern in response to an increased number of microcephaly cases, possibly related to previous Zika virus outbreaks. We describe the course of the dual epidemics of the Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly in Brazil up to Nov 12, 2016, the first anniversary of this declaration.

    Methods: We used secondary data for Zika virus and microcephaly cases obtained through the Brazilian Ministry of Health's surveillance systems from Jan 1, 2015, to Nov 12, 2016. Read More

    Comparing self- and provider-collected swabbing for HPV DNA testing in female-to-male transgender adult patients: a mixed-methods biobehavioral study protocol.
    BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jun 23;17(1):444. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
    Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA, 02215, USA.
    Background: Cervical cancer, nearly all cases of which are caused by one of several high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (hr-HPV), leads to significant morbidity and mortality in individuals with a cervix. Trans masculine (TM) individuals were born with female reproductive organs and identify as male, man, transgender man, or another diverse gender identity different from their female assigned sex at birth. Routine preventive sexual health screening of TM patients is recommended, including screening for cervical cancer and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); however, as many as one in three TM patients are not up-to-date per recommended U. Read More

    Screening for Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women - Guam, 2014.
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017 Jun 23;66(24):644-648. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
    Prenatal screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can prevent adverse perinatal outcomes. In Guam, the largest of the three U.S. Read More

    Dual Epidemics of Club Drug Use and Sexually Transmitted Infections among Chinese Female Sex Workers: New Challenges to STI Prevention.
    Biomed Res Int 2017 30;2017:2093421. Epub 2017 May 30.
    Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing 210042, China.
    Objectives: To evaluate club drug use and its potential association with STI among female sex workers (FSWs) in China.

    Methods: From November 2008 to January 2009, participants were recruited at sex work venues in five cities for a questionnaire survey. Free testing for syphilis, Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) was provided. Read More

    Prevalence and risk factors of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis and other sexually transmissible infections among women attending antenatal clinics in three provinces in Papua New Guinea: a cross-sectional survey.
    Sex Health 2016 Oct;13(5):420-427
    Public Health Interventions Research Group, Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Wallace Wurth Building, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia.
    Background Papua New Guinea (PNG) is estimated to have among the highest prevalences of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) of any Asia-Pacific country, and one of the highest burdens of maternal syphilis globally. The prevalence of curable STIs, such as Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), among pregnant women in PNG is relatively unknown.

    Methods: A cross-sectional bio-behavioural survey to investigate the epidemiology of CT, NG, TV and other STIs among pregnant women in three provinces of PNG was undertaken. Read More

    [Spatial analysis of syphilis and gonorrhea infections in a Public Health Service in Madrid].
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 2017 Jun 21;91. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    Sección de Epidemiología. Servicio de Salud Pública Área 7. Subdirección de Epidemiologia. Dirección General de Salud Pública. Comunidad de Madrid. España.
    Objective: Sexually transmitted diseases are a significant public health problem. Within the Madrid Autonomous Region, the districts with the highest syphilis and gonorrhea incidences are part of the same Public Health Service (Servicio de Salud Pública del Área 7, SSPA 7). The objective of this study was to identify, by spatial analysis, clusters of syphilis and gonorrhea infections in this SSPA in Madrid. Read More

    An atypical presentation of a re-emerging disease.
    J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect 2017 Jan 31;7(1):49-52. Epub 2017 Mar 31.
    Internal Medicine, Mercy Health Youngstown, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
    Often referred to as 'The Great Mimicker', syphilis infections have been on the rise since 2000 including cases of primary and secondary syphilis where 19,999 were reported in the USA in 2014. ​​The increase in cases has led the USPSTF to recommend screening for syphilis infection in persons who are at increased risk of infection. ​​Changes in screening and re-emergence of the disease necessitates review of the multitude of circumstances a patient can present for care. Read More

    Clinical characteristics of acute hepatitis A outbreak in Taiwan, 2015-2016: observations from a tertiary medical center.
    BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jun 20;17(1):441. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 5 Fuhsing Street, Kueishan, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan.
    Background: Acute hepatitis A is a fecal-oral transmitted disease related to inadequate sanitary conditions. In addition to its traditional classification, several outbreaks in the men who have sex with men (MSM) population have resulted in acute hepatitis A being recognized as a sexually transmitted disease. However, few studies have clarified the clinical manifestations in these outbreaks involving the MSM population. Read More

    Characteristics of syphilitic uveitis in northern China.
    BMC Ophthalmol 2017 Jun 19;17(1):95. Epub 2017 Jun 19.
    Eye Institute & School of Optometry and Ophthalmology, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, 251 Fukang Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, 300384, China.
    Background: To describe the characteristics of patients with syphilitic uveitis in northern China.

    Methods: A case series of 21 patients (33 eyes) diagnosed with syphilitic uveitis from 2011 to 2016 at a tertiary center in northern China was retrospectively analyzed.

    Results: Twenty-one patients (33 eyes) were diagnosed as syphilitic uveitis. Read More

    Sexual Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Male Veterans and Nonveterans.
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Jul 22;11(4):791-800. Epub 2017 Mar 22.
    3 Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    Little is known about the sexual health of male veterans. This study used nationally representative data from the 2011 to 2013 National Survey of Family Growth to compare sexual behaviors and history of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between male veterans and nonveterans. The sample included 3,860 men aged 18 to 44 years who reported ever having sex with a man or woman. Read More

    Syphilis epidemics: a descriptive study of patients diagnosed in a tertiary hospital between 2011 and 2015.
    Med Clin (Barc) 2017 Jun 13. Epub 2017 Jun 13.
    Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. Electronic address:
    Background And Objective: In the last decade, the incidence of syphilis has increased in our health area. Our objective is to describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with syphilis at our centre and their relationship with HIV.

    Patients And Methods: The clinical and epidemiological variables of patients diagnosed with syphilis in a third-level hospital over a period of 4. Read More

    Psychotic symptoms in older people without dementia from a Brazilian community-based sample: A seven years' follow-up.
    PLoS One 2017 16;12(6):e0178471. Epub 2017 Jun 16.
    Department and Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo Medical School (IPq-FMUSP), São Paulo, Brazil.
    Background: Studies of the incidence of psychotic symptoms in elderly people at risk of dementia are scarce. This is a seven year follow up study aiming to determine the incidence of psychotic symptoms and their correlation with other clinical aspects, in particular the rate of development of cognitive impairment.

    Methods: Cohort study of a community-based sample of elderly subjects. Read More

    Dermoscopy in differentiating palmar syphiloderm from palmar papular psoriasis.
    Int J STD AIDS 2017 Jan 1:956462417714178. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Dermatology, University of Udine, Udine, Italy.
    Palmar syphiloderm is one of the most common presentations of secondary syphilis and its recognition is of utmost importance in order to promptly identify such a disease and initiate appropriate workup/management. However, the differential diagnosis with palmar papular psoriasis often poses some difficulties, with consequent possible diagnostic errors/delays and prescription of improper therapies. In this report, we underline the role of dermoscopy as a supportive tool to facilitate the non-invasive recognition of palmar syphiloderm and its distinction from palmar papular psoriasis. Read More

    [Epidemiological surveillance of vertical transmission of syphilis: data from six federal units in Brazil].
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 2017 Jun 8;41:e44. Epub 2017 Jun 8.
    Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Vitória (ES), Brasil.
    Objective: To describe the epidemiological profile of reported cases of syphilis in pregnancy and congenital syphilis in five states (Amazonas, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, and Rio Grande do Sul) and the Federal District using data from the Reportable Disease Information System (SINAN).

    Method: This descriptive study including an ecological and cross-sectional evaluation employed data from SINAN Net. The syphilis detection rate in pregnancy and the congenital syphilis incidence rate per 1 000 live births were calculated. Read More

    Congenital Syphilis of Bone: A Potential Mimicker of Childhood Histiocytoses.
    Am J Surg Pathol 2017 Jun 13. Epub 2017 Jun 13.
    *Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH †Pitts Radiology ‡Pediatric Associates, PA, Columbia, SC.
    Involvement of the skeletal system by congenital syphilis is well documented in the literature, chiefly in the form of radiologic studies, including periostitis, osteitis, and osteochondritis. Because congenital syphilis is generally recognized clinically, tissue biopsy is virtually never performed. Therefore, the histopathologic findings are less well documented and mostly exist in the older literature. Read More

    Syphilis in Pregnancy and Congenital Syphilis: Reality in a Portuguese Central University Hospital.
    Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2017 Jun 13. Epub 2017 Jun 13.
    Obstetric Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
    Purpose To evaluate maternal-fetal surveillance and follow-up of infants at risk for congenital syphilis (CS). Methods Retrospective cohort study in a Portuguese Tertiary Referral Hospital. The main inclusion criterion was a positive syphilis serology. Read More

    Keeping an eye on syphilis.
    Aust Fam Physician 2017 Jun;46(6):401-404
    Background: The objective of this article was to alert general practitioners (GPs) to the increase in ocular syphilis in the context of a worsening epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM).

    Methods: This study used a retrospective case review of ocular syphilis cases that presented to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital from January 2015 to August 2016.

    Results: Twelve patients (19 eyes) were identified, including 11 males. Read More

    An Immunization Strategy for Hidden Populations.
    Sci Rep 2017 Jun 12;7(1):3268. Epub 2017 Jun 12.
    College of Information System and Management, National University of Defense Technology, 410073, Changsha, P.R. China.
    Hidden populations, such as injecting drug users (IDUs), sex workers (SWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM), are considered at high risk of contracting and transmitting infectious diseases such as AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis etc. However, public health interventions to such groups are prohibited due to strong privacy concerns and lack of global information, which is a necessity for traditional strategies such as targeted immunization and acquaintance immunization. In this study, we introduce an innovative intervention strategy to be used in combination with a sampling approach that is widely used for hidden populations, Respondent-driven Sampling (RDS). Read More

    Non-malarial infectious diseases of antenatal care in pregnant women in Franceville, Gabon.
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017 Jun 12;17(1):185. Epub 2017 Jun 12.
    Unite de Parasitologie Medicale (UPARAM), Centre International de Recherches Medicales de Franceville (CIRMF), BP 769, Franceville, Gabon.
    Background: In sub-tropical countries, infectious diseases remain one of the main causes of mortality. Because of their lack of active immunity, pregnant women and their unborn children represent the most susceptible people. In Gabon, data on infectious diseases of pregnant women such as syphilis and rubella are either scarce or very old. Read More

    Laboratory Evaluation of a Smartphone-Based Electronic Reader of Rapid Dual Point-of-Care Tests for Antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Treponema pallidum Infections.
    Sex Transm Dis 2017 Jul;44(7):412-416
    From the *Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; †Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA; ‡Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; §Unit of Health, Sexuality and Human Development, and Laboratory of Sexual Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Miraflores, Lima, Peru; and ¶Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
    Background: Dual point-of-care tests for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Treponema pallidum allow for same-day testing and treatment and have been demonstrated to be cost-effective in preventing the adverse outcomes of HIV infection and syphilis. By recording and transmitting data as they are collected, electronic readers address challenges related to the decentralization of point-of-care testing.

    Methods: We evaluated a smartphone-based electronic reader using 201 sera tested with 2 dual rapid tests for detection of antibodies to HIV and T. Read More

    Syphilis Screening and Diagnosis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men, 2008-2014, 20 U.S. Cities.
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2017 Jul;75 Suppl 3:S363-S369
    Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
    Background: Annual screening for syphilis is indicated for all sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM).

    Methods: Using National HIV Behavioral Surveillance data from 2008, 2011, and 2014, we assessed trends in self-reported syphilis testing and diagnoses in the past 12 months among MSM. We calculated percentages of syphilis screening and diagnosis by selected characteristics for each year. Read More

    Burden and characteristics of HIV infection among female sex workers in Kampala, Uganda - a respondent-driven sampling survey.
    BMC Public Health 2017 Jun 10;17(1):565. Epub 2017 Jun 10.
    Division of Global HIV and TB, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA.
    Background: Sex workers in Uganda are at significant risk for HIV infection. We characterized the HIV epidemic among Kampala female sex workers (FSW).

    Methods: We used respondent-driven sampling to sample FSW aged 15+ years who reported having sold sex to men in the preceding 30 days; collected data through audio-computer assisted self-interviews, and tested blood, vaginal and rectal swabs for HIV, syphilis, neisseria gonorrhea, chlamydia trachomatis, and trichomonas vaginalis. Read More

    [Health-worker barriers to syphilis screening in pregnant women in Bolivia's Los Andes network].
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 2017 May 25;41:e21. Epub 2017 May 25.
    Ministerio de Salud y Deportes, La Paz, Bolivia.
    Objective: Identify health-worker barriers that keep pregnant women who receive prenatal care from being screened for syphilis (Los Andes Health Network, Bolivia).

    Methods: Semi-structured interviews were done with 46 health care providers and 249 clinical health records of pregnant women were analyzed in eight public health facilities in the Los Andes network.

    Results: Health-worker barriers to syphilis screening in pregnant women included lack of time by personnel to raise awareness of the benefit of syphilis screening; some mentioned that syphilis tests should only be done in facilities that attend deliveries and have a laboratory; lack of communication between clinicians and laboratory personnel; and problems with provision of supplies and reagents. Read More

    Presentaciones poco comunes y peligros de la sífilis secundaria: periosteitis, tenosinovitis y anomalías hepáticas.
    Reumatol Clin 2017 Jun 2. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Rheumatology Department of Centro Hospitalar São João (CHSJ), Oporto, Portugal.
    We herein describe two cases of secondary syphilis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with an unusual presentation, a diffuse polyostotic periosteitis. Patients referred mainly intense bone pain. Other relevant aspects of the clinical pictures were flexor tenosynovitis and hepatic abnormalities. Read More

    HIV and syphilis in the context of community vulnerability among indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon.
    Int J Equity Health 2017 Jun 5;16(1):92. Epub 2017 Jun 5.
    Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
    Background: Contextual factors shape the risk of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis. We estimated the prevalence of both infections among indigenous people in nine indigenous health districts of the Brazilian Amazon and examined the context of community vulnerability to acquiring these infections.

    Methods: We trained 509 health care workers to screen sexually active populations in the community for syphilis and HIV using rapid testing (RT). Read More

    Prevalence of pregnancy-relevant infections in a rural setting of Ghana.
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017 Jun 6;17(1):172. Epub 2017 Jun 6.
    Institute for Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Kreuzbergring 57, D-37075, Göttingen, Germany.
    Background: Although infectious diseases still account for a high burden of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, simultaneous investigations on multiple infections affecting maternal and child health are missing.

    Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional, single-centre pilot study in a rural area of Ghana to assess the infectiological profile during pregnancy. Screening of 180 expectant mothers was done by vaginal swabs and serology to detect the most common pregnancy-relevant infections. Read More

    Bottleneck analysis at district level to illustrate gaps within the district health system in Uganda.
    Glob Health Action 2017 ;10(1):1327256
    a Institution of International Maternal and Child Health, Department of Women's and Children's Health , Uppsala University , Uppsala , Sweden.
    Background: Poor quality of care and access to effective and affordable interventions have been attributed to constraints and bottlenecks within and outside the health system. However, there is limited understanding of health system barriers to utilization and delivery of appropriate, high-impact, and cost-effective interventions at the point of service delivery in districts and sub-districts in low-income countries. In this study we illustrate the use of the bottleneck analysis approach, which could be used to identify bottlenecks in service delivery within the district health system. Read More

    Syphilis gastritis: a case report.
    Int J STD AIDS 2017 Jan 1:956462417711623. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Dermatology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.
    Awareness of the spectrum of clinical manifestations of syphilis, especially uncommon changes, is essential for diagnosis and effective management of patients. A 48-year-old Han businessman presented to the ear, nose and throat surgeons with an eight-week history of epigastric pain, a four-week history of a widespread non-itchy rash including the scrotal skin and a one-week history of tinnitus and dizziness. On examination, he was afebrile with widespread lymphadenopathy and a maculopapular rash affecting his trunk and scrotum. Read More

    Seroprevalence, cost per donation and reduction in blood supply due to positive and indeterminate results for infectious markers in a blood bank in Lima, Peru.
    Rev Bras Hematol Hemoter 2017 Apr - Jun;39(2):102-107. Epub 2017 Jan 23.
    Hospital de Infecciosas F.J. Muñiz, Bueno Aires, Argentina.
    Introduction: Safety in Transfusion Medicine is subject to regulations and government legislation within a total quality framework. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of seroprevalence and indeterminate results on lost units and cost per donation.

    Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was performed in the Blood Bank and Transfusion Therapy Department of the Hospital Central de la Policia Nacional del Perú in Lima, Peru. Read More

    Cervical cancer risk perceptions, sexual risk behaviors and sexually transmitted infections among Bivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccinated and non-vaccinated young women in Uganda - 5 year follow up study.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Jun 2;17(1):40. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, 221 00, Lund, Sweden.
    Background: Previous studies were conflicting regarding the associations between HPV vaccination, cervical cancer risk perceptions, high-risk sexual behaviors and STIs. This study compared the HPV-vaccinated and non-vaccinated young women in Uganda regarding cervical cancer risk perceptions, high-risk sexual behaviors, syphilis and HIV infections 5 years after vaccine implementation.

    Methods: This was a population-based comparative cross-sectional survey conducted in Uganda. Read More

    Zika Virus Infection in Pregnant Women and Microcephaly.
    Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2017 May 2;39(5):235-248. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    From the discovery of the Zika virus (ZIKV) in 1947 in Uganda (Africa), until its arrival in South America, it was not known that it would affect human reproductive life so severely. Today, damage to the central nervous system is known to be multiple, and microcephaly is considered the tip of the iceberg. Microcephaly actually represents the epilogue of this infection's devastating process on the central nervous system of embryos and fetuses. Read More

    Seroprevalence of antibodies against Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus among HIV-negative people in China.
    Infect Agent Cancer 2017 30;12:32. Epub 2017 May 30.
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, 69372 Lyon, Cedex 08 France.
    Background: Little information on the prevalence of Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV) among HIV-negative individuals is available from Asia.

    Methods: In the present study, we report findings from a new survey of KSHV in 983 HIV-negative male migrants from Shanghai and their combination with previous similar surveys of 600 female migrants, 600 female sex-workers (FSW), 1336 sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic male patients, 439 intravenous drug-users (IVDU), and 226 men having sex with men (MSM) from China. KSHV-specific antibodies against latent and lytic antigens were assessed using Sf9 and BC3 monoclonal immunofluorescence assay. Read More

    Anetoderma due to secondary syphilis: Report of two cases and discussion of the histopathological findings.
    Int J STD AIDS 2017 Jan 1:956462417713586. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    4 Private Practice in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Anetoderma is a rare benign condition of diverse etiology whose characteristic is the diminution or absence of the dermal elastic fibers. Classified as primary and secondary, the latter associated with tumors, inflammatory, and infectious diseases. Although the etiology of the lesions is well described in literature, the pathogenesis is still poorly determined. Read More

    Seroprevalence and Trends of Transfusion Transmissible Infections in Blood Donors in Andaman and Nicobar Islands- An Institutional Retrospective Study.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2017 Apr 1;11(4):EC21-EC24. Epub 2017 Apr 1.
    Senior Resident/Tutor, Department of Pathology, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair, India.
    Introduction: Transfusion Transmissible Infections (TTIs) such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and syphilis pose a threat to blood safety in a developing country like India.

    Aim: To determine the prevalence of TTIs among healthy donors in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, and to further help in determination of the population subset to be focused on for enhancing blood donor pool.

    Materials And Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted on all voluntary and replacement donors in a tertiary health care centre in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a period of three years. Read More

    HIV Prevalence, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Among Polydrug Users in Brazil: A Biological Survey Using Respondent Driven Sampling.
    AIDS Behav 2017 May 31. Epub 2017 May 31.
    Instituto de Comunicação e Informação Científica e Tecnológica em Saúde (ICICT), Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Brazil has a concentrated HIV epidemic among key populations. In 2009, the Ministry of Health conducted a survey in 10 Brazilian cities aiming to estimate HIV prevalence, knowledge, and associated risk behaviors of polysubstance users (PSU). Using Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS), 3449 PSU were recruited, answered an Audio-Computer Self Assisted Interview (ACASI) and were tested for HIV and syphilis. Read More

    Subacute Hypophysitis with Panhypopituitarism as First Presentation of HIV and Syphilis Coinfection.
    Case Rep Infect Dis 2017 16;2017:1489210. Epub 2017 Apr 16.
    Clinical Immunology Unit, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
    Infection by Treponema pallidum still represents a clinical challenge due to its various forms of presentation. HIV coinfection added diversity and changed the natural history of syphilis as a systemic infection. We present a rare case of subacute hypophysitis and panhypopituitarism due to an early active neurosyphilis in a previously unknown HIV coinfected patient. Read More

    Evaluation of HIV, STI and CD4 results among voluntary attendees at the HIV/AIDS program of Mexico City.
    Salud Publica Mex 2017 Mar-Apr;59(2):147-153
    Clínica Especializada Condesa. Ciudad de México, México.
    Objective:: To describe results of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STI) and CD4 counts at the HIV-specialized Condesa Clinic (CC) in Mexico City.

    Materials And Methods:: Individuals who requested voluntary counseling and testing at CC were studied. We identified antibodies against HIV, syphilis, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B HBsAg. Read More

    Fetal response to intramuscular epinephrine for anaphylaxis during maternal penicillin desensitization for secondary syphilis.
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2017 Jun 20:1-3. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
    f Allergy/Immunology Associates, Inc. , Mayfield Heights , OH , USA.
    Penicillin desensitization is indicated in pregnant patients with severe allergies to penicillin with syphilis. The immediate effects of intramuscular epinephrine on the fetus during desensitization remain unreported. We describe a pregnant patient with secondary syphilis and penicillin allergy who developed anaphylaxis during penicillin desensitization. Read More

    Prevalence and risk factors associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among women of reproductive age in Swaziland.
    Infect Agent Cancer 2017 25;12:29. Epub 2017 May 25.
    Discipline of Public Health, School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2nd Floor George Campbell Building, Mazisi Kunene Road, 4041 Durban, South Africa.
    Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain an important public health problem with approximately half a billion new cases annually among persons aged 15-49 years. Epidemiological data on STIs among women of reproductive age in Swaziland are limited. The availability of epidemiological data on STIs and associated risk factors in this population is essential for the development of successful prevention, diagnosis and management strategies in the country. Read More

    Introducing onsite antenatal syphilis screening in Burkina Faso: implementation and evaluation of a feasibility intervention tailored to a local context.
    BMC Health Serv Res 2017 May 30;17(1):378. Epub 2017 May 30.
    University of Western Cape, School of Public Health, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Background: Although the advantages of introducing point of care testing for syphilis in antenatal care (ANC) are well documented, there is little evidence on how to address structural issues within health systems. A better understanding of how these interventions work in a range of settings and contexts is needed in order to overcome bottlenecks at health system level. To better understand the relationships between implementation and context we developed and implemented an intervention focused on integrating a rapid screening test for syphilis in ANC services in rural primary health care facilities in Burkina Faso. Read More

    Concordance between self-reported STI history and biomedical results among men who have sex with men in Los Angeles, California.
    Sex Transm Infect 2017 May 29. Epub 2017 May 29.
    Department of Health and Mental Health Services, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
    Objectives: HIV studies and risk assessments among men who have sex with men (MSM) frequently use self-reported STI history as a proxy for true STI history. The objective of our study was to assess the validity of self-reported STI history through comparison with laboratory-confirmed biomedical results.

    Methods: Data were analysed for MSM attending the Los Angeles LGBT Center (the Center) from August 2011 to July 2015. Read More

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