Latest Sexual health clinic Stories

2005-08-17 10:20:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Take-home antibiotics may be an effective way to ensure that the partners of men with certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) get treatment, a new study suggests. Researchers found that giving male STD patients a dose of antibiotics to bring to their partners appeared more effective than the traditional method for getting at-risk partners treated. Typically, people with STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea are instructed to tell all their sexual...

2005-08-16 13:53:38

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many visitors to a sexual health clinic report incorrect usage of condoms, which appears to lead to a statistically significant increase risk of gonorrhea among men, according to the results of a new study. These results suggest it's not enough to tell people to use condoms - they also need to learn how to use them correctly, the authors note. "The importance of condom use seems obvious, yet the results from this study demonstrate that it must be taught...

2004-11-28 03:00:17

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) Ls a systemic, sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a variety of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis that rarely occurs in the United States and other industrialized countries; the prevalence of LGV is greatest in Africa, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Caribbean countries (1). However, in the Netherlands, which typically has fewer than five cases a year, as of September 2004, a total of 92 cases of LGV had been confirmed during the...

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