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Sexually transmitted diseases

Section edited by Stefan Baral & Joseph Tucker

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of of the prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted diseases in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. HIV and HIV-associated infections are considered in a separate section.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Treponema pallidum (TP) infections are considered classic transfusion-transmissible infections (TTIs). Few data are availab...

    Authors: Wei-Wei Cao, Rong-Rong Zhou, Xinghua Ou, Ling-Xi Shi, Chao-Qi Xiao, Ting-Yin Chen, Hua Tan, Xue-Gong Fan, Bi-Juan Li and Ning Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:145

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    Repeated nontreponemal serologic test for syphilis titers is recommended to evaluate treatment response. However, it is unknown whether serum rapid plasma reagin (RPR) titer can serve as a surrogate for determ...

    Authors: Ying Jiang, Ruihui Weng, Yuefeng Zhang, Rong Fan, Yulun Liu, Zhigang Chen, Fuhua Peng, Yong Chen and Xiaohong Chen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:144

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    Migrants are considered a key population at risk for sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases in Europe. Prevalence data to support the design of infectious diseases screening protocols are scarce. We aim...

    Authors: Paula Tiittala, Matti Ristola, Kirsi Liitsola, Jukka Ollgren, Päivikki Koponen, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Eija Hiltunen-Back, Irja Davidkin and Pia Kivelä

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:137

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    Despite availability of effective treatment and the implementation of focused antenatal care (ANC), still the prevalence of syphilis persists in Ethiopia. Yet, data is not found in southern Ethiopia. Therefore...

    Authors: Anteneh Amsalu, Getachew Ferede and Demissie Assegu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:109

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The inflammasome responses in Treponema pallidum infection have been poorly understood to date. This study aimed to investigate the expression of the nucleotide-binding leucine-rich receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inf...

    Authors: Li-Rong Lin, Yao Xiao, Wei Liu, Yu-Yan Chen, Xiao-Zhen Zhu, Zheng-Xiang Gao, Kun Gao, Man-Li Tong, Hui-Lin Zhang, Shu-Lian Li, Hui-Ling Lin, Wen-Dong Li, Xian-Ming Liang, Yong Lin, Li-Li Liu and Tian-Ci Yang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:101

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  6. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to describe anatomic site-specific concordance of gonococcal infections in partnerships of men who have sex with men (MSM).

    Authors: Vincent J. Cornelisse, Lei Zhang, Matthew Law, Marcus Y. Chen, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Clare Bellhouse, Christopher K. Fairley and Eric P. F. Chow

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:95

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    The widespread antimicrobial resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a serious problem for the treatment and control of gonorrhoea. Many of the previously effective therapeutic agents are no longer viable. Because...

    Authors: Susanne Buder, Sandra Dudareva, Klaus Jansen, Anna Loenenbach, Sergejs Nikisins, Andrea Sailer, Eva Guhl, Peter K. Kohl and Viviane Bremer

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:44

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Genital warts are one of the most common forms of sexually-transmitted disease, but their epidemiology has yet to be thoroughly elucidated. The present study was designed to shed light on the prevalence of cli...

    Authors: Silvia Cocchio, Chiara Bertoncello, Tatjana Baldovin, Alessandra Buja, Silvia Majori and Vincenzo Baldo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:41

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  9. Content type: Research article

    HIV-positive patients carry an increased risk of HPV infection and associated cancers. Therefore, prevalence and patterns of HPV infection at different anatomical sites, as well as theoretical protection of no...

    Authors: Alessandra Vergori, Anna Rosa Garbuglia, Pierluca Piselli, Franca Del Nonno, Catia Sias, Federico Lupi, Daniele Lapa, Andrea Baiocchini, Claudia Cimaglia, Marco Gentile, Andrea Antinori, Maria Capobianchi and Adriana Ammassari

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:25

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    Control of gonorrhea in resource-limited countries, such as Indonesia, is mostly unsuccessful. Examining Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng) transmission networks using strain typing might help prioritizing public health ...

    Authors: I Putu Yuda Hananta, Alje Pieter van Dam, Maarten Franciscus Schim van der Loeff, Mirjam Dierdorp, Carolien Marleen Wind, Hardyanto Soebono, Henry John Christiaan de Vries and Sylvia Maria Bruisten

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:7

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    Over recent years, a growing interest has developed in microbiota and in the concept of maintaining a special balance between Lactobacillus and other bacteria species in order to promote women’s well-being. The a...

    Authors: Ettore Palma, Nadia Recine, Lavinia Domenici, Margherita Giorgini, Alessandra Pierangeli and Pierluigi Benedetti Panici

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:13

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    Chlamydia infections are common in both men and women, are often asymptomatic and can cause serious complications. Repeat testing in high-risk groups is therefore indicated. In the Netherlands, guidelines on r...

    Authors: Maartje Visser, Fleur van Aar, Femke D. H. Koedijk, Carolina J. G. Kampman and Janneke C. M. Heijne

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:782

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    Some sexually transmitted infectious agents, such as Chlamydia trachomatis and Herpes simplex, cause local inflammation, and could contribute to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical lesion progression. Thus, t...

    Authors: Aline Teixeira Amorim, Lucas Miranda Marques, Guilherme Barreto Campos, Tássia Neves Lobão, Vanesca de Souza Lino, Ricardo Cesar Cintra, Maria Antonieta Andreoli, Luisa Lina Villa, Enrique Boccardo, Antonio Carlos Ricardo Braga Junior, Rossana Verónica Mendoza López, Djanilson Barbosa dos Santos, Gerson Maciel de Souza, Carla Cristina Romano and Jorge Timenetsky

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:769

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted viruses. Despite the increasing evidence of HPV prevalence in semen, the worldwide distribution of HPV types in semen and risk for m...

    Authors: Zhangyan Lyu, Xiaoshuang Feng, Ni Li, Wei Zhao, Luopei Wei, Yuheng Chen, Wenjing Yang, Hongxia Ma, Bing Yao, Kai Zhang, Zhibin Hu, Hongbing Shen, Dong Hang and Min Dai

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:714

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    If national peak Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevalence is positively associated with the prevalence of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from before or early on in the HIV epidemics this wou...

    Authors: Chris Kenyon

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:682

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is the predominant cancer among women in Kenya and second most common in women in developing regions. Population-based cytological screening and early treatment reduces morbidity and mortality ...

    Authors: Evalyne Wambui Kanyina, Lucy Kamau and Margaret Muturi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:647

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    Maternal syphilis is a health threat to both the pregnant women and the children. This study aimed to delineate the longitudinal trend of maternal syphilis and burden of associated adverse pregnant outcomes (A...

    Authors: Yang Li, Liping Zhu, Li Du, Lingxiao Qu, Weili Jiang and Biao Xu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:626

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    The treatment failure and reinfection rates among syphilis patients are high, and relevant studies in China are limited. The aim of this study was to detect the rates of treatment failure and reinfection after...

    Authors: Zhenzhou Luo, Lin Zhu, Yi Ding, Jun Yuan, Wu Li, Qiuhong Wu, Lishan Tian, Li Zhang, Guomao Zhou, Tao Zhang, Jianping Ma, Zhongwei Chen, Tubao Yang, Tiejian Feng and Min Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:620

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility in Europe is performed through the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP), which additionally provides data to info...

    Authors: Michelle J. Cole, Gianfranco Spiteri, Susanne Jacobsson, Neil Woodford, Francesco Tripodo, Andrew J. Amato-Gauci and Magnus Unemo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:617

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Despite the guidelines for managing sexual assault being in place, victims of sexual assault attended to at Kadoma General Hospital consistently raised complaints related to the quality of care offered. Medico...

    Authors: Stanley Tapesana, Daniel Chirundu, Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe, Tsitsi Patience Juru and Tshimanga Mufuta

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:602

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