Category Archives: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Wear condoms! 2016 was an all-time-high year for sexually transmitted diseases.

Wear condoms! 2016 was an all-time-high year for sexually transmitted diseases.  Did you know that more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US in 2016.  Chlamydia was the biggest offender, with 1.6 million … Continue reading

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Preconception counseling

Preconception counseling.  Often preconception counseling is not done, as half of pregnancies are unplanned. But, when I have a woman come to the office to discuss what she should do in anticipation of pregnancy or I see a woman of … Continue reading

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HPV vaccination is fighting cervical cancer and winning!

HPV vaccination is fighting cervical cancer and winning!  HPV vaccination has been shown to decrease cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1 (CIN1)  by 9%.  CIN1 is a precursor to frank, invasive cervical cancer.  So, this vaccine shows great success! In fact, in … Continue reading

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Three HPV vaccine types to choose from…

There are three HPV vaccines.  The vaccines cover a different number of HPV subtypes: One of them covers for two , one with four and the newest one that covers NINE subtypes.   The 9 subtype vaccine offers a small advantage over the quadrivalent (4) vaccine.  The added … Continue reading

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A syphilis resurgence!

Las Vegas is experiencing the highest rate of syphilis in the Western United States.   Other sites with a significant increase in cases are Kansas, Pennsylvania and Hawaii. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that has been around since the Roman … Continue reading

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Prophylactic medicine for HIV

Did you know that there is a daily prophylactic medication that can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted HIV by 90% and drug needle transmission of the virus by 70%?  There is! Only 1/3 of primary care doctors are aware … Continue reading

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Who should get screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

 It depends on your age… The US Preventive Services Task Force is the organization that reviews the most cost-effective, efficient treatments. They suggest that all sexually active women, ages 24 or younger, should be screened for both gonorrhea and chlamydia.   … Continue reading

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