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. Research article

    Novel predictors of neurosyphilis among HIV-negative syphilis patients with neurological symptoms: an observational study

    Known predictors of neurosyphilis were mainly drawn from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected syphilis patients, which may not be applicable to HIV-negative populations as they have different characteri...

    Yao Xiao, Man-Li Tong, Li-Li Liu, Li-Rong Lin, Mei-Jun Chen, Hui-Lin Zhang, Wei-Hong Zheng, Shu-Lian Li, Hui-Ling Lin, Zhi-Feng Lin, Hui-Qin Xing, Jian-Jun Niu and Tian-Ci Yang

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:310

    Published on: 26 April 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:357

  2. Research article

    A comprehensive overview of urogenital, anorectal and oropharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing and diagnoses among different STI care providers: a cross-sectional study

    Gonorrhoea, caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), can cause reproductive morbidity, is increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics and is frequently asymptomatic, which shows the essential role of NG test prac...

    Casper D. J. den Heijer, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe, Geneviève A. F. S. van Liere, Jan E. A. M. van Bergen, Jochen W. L. Cals, Frans S. Stals and Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:290

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  3. Study protocol

    The Netherlands Chlamydia cohort study (NECCST) protocol to assess the risk of late complications following Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women

    Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) among young women, can result in serious sequelae. Although the course of infection is often ...

    B. M. Hoenderboom, A. A. M. van Oeffelen, B. H. B. van Benthem, J. E. A. M. van Bergen, N. H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers, H. M. Götz, C. J. P. A. Hoebe, A. A. Hogewoning, F. R. M. van der Klis, D. van Baarle, J. A. Land, M. A. B. van der Sande, M. G. van Veen, F. de Vries, S. A. Morré and I. V. F. van den Broek

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:264

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  4. Research article

    The PICASSO Cohort: baseline characteristics of a cohort of men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender women at high risk for syphilis infection in Lima, Peru

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) and male-to-female transgender women (transwomen) are disproportionately at risk of syphilis infection in Peru.

    Noah Kojima, Hayoung Park, Kelika A. Konda, Dvora L. Joseph Davey, Claire C. Bristow, Brandon Brown, Segundo R. Leon, Silver K. Vargas, Gino M. Calvo, Carlos F. Caceres and Jeffrey D. Klausner

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:255

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Decline in hospitalization for genital warts in the Veneto region after an HPV vaccination program: an observational study

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted pathogens. This observational study was conducted to estimate the trend of hospitalization for genital warts (GWs) in the Veneto region...

    Silvia Cocchio, Tatjana Baldovin, Chiara Bertoncello, Alessandra Buja, Patrizia Furlan, Mario Saia and Vincenzo Baldo

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:249

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Genotype distribution characteristics of multiple human papillomavirus in women from the Taihu River Basin, on the coast of eastern China

    There is limited data on the genotype distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the Taihu River Basin, home to 1.29 million people on the coast of eastern China. This study evaluated the prevalence and gen...

    Jing-fen Lu, Guo-rong Shen, Qiong Li, Xu Chen, Chun-fang Ma and Tong-hua Zhu

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:226

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Cost-benefit analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis screening in pregnant women in a high burden setting in the United States

    Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States (U.S.) [1] and remains a major public health problem. We determined the cos...

    Jared Ditkowsky, Khushal H. Shah, Margaret R. Hammerschlag, Stephan Kohlhoff and Tamar A. Smith-Norowitz

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:155

    Published on: 18 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Factors associated with stigma attitude towards people living with HIV among general individuals in Heilongjiang, Northeast China

    HIV-related stigma always is major obstacles to an effective HIV response worldwide. The effect of HIV-related stigma on HIV prevention and treatment is particularly serious in China. This study was to examine...

    Xin Li, Lili Yuan, Xiaoxia Li, Jingli Shi, Liying Jiang, Chundi Zhang, Xiujing Yang, Yeli Zhang, Donghui Zhao and Yashuang Zhao

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:154

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Wide variation in sexually transmitted infection testing and counselling at Aboriginal primary health care centres in Australia: analysis of longitudinal continuous quality improvement data

    Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are readily treatable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which continue to occur at high rates in Australia, particularly among Aboriginal Australians. This study aimed t...

    Barbara Nattabi, Veronica Matthews, Jodie Bailie, Alice Rumbold, David Scrimgeour, Gill Schierhout, James Ward, Rebecca Guy, John Kaldor, Sandra C. Thompson and Ross Bailie

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:148

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Prevalence and incidence of external genital warts in a sample of Italian general female population

    The Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted virus worldwide. The objective of this study was to estimate: 1) the prevalence and the incidence of external genital warts (eGW) in a sample of...

    Barbara Suligoi, Giorgio Vittori, Maria Cristina Salfa, Laura Timelli, Dario Corsini, Giovanni Fattorini and Luciano Mariani

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:126

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Knowledge of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases among men who have sex with men in Finland

    The purpose of this study was to describe what is known about HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases, infection transmission routes, care, and sources of information, from the viewpoint of men h...

    Tarja Suominen, Teppo Heikkinen, Marja Pakarinen, Anne-Mari Sepponen and Jari Kylmä

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:121

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Human papillomavirus infections among women with cervical lesions and cervical cancer in Eastern China: genotype-specific prevalence and attribution

    Cervical cancer and its precursor, high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2/3), are associated with persistent high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV genotype prevalence varies with sev...

    Lei Zhang, Qingqing Bi, Hua Deng, Jing Xu, Juan Chen, Meilian Zhang and Xiaofeng Mu

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:107

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  13. Research article

    High-risk human papillomavirus infection and abnormal cervical cytology among Nepali and Bhutanese refugee women living in eastern Nepal

    Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality among women in Nepal and Bhutan. Data on high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection and cervical abnormalities among Nepali and Bhu...

    Madhav P. Bhatta, Derek C. Johnson, Mingma Lama, Shilu Aryal, Pema Lhaki and Sadeep Shrestha

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:73

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Association between a syndemic of psychosocial problems and unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in Shanghai, China

    Previous studies have discussed the overlapping and reinforcing effects (defined as a syndemic) of psychosocial problems on high-risk sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM). The present study a...

    Ying Wang, Zezhou Wang, Mengmeng Jia, Ajuan Liang, Dong Yuan, Zhe Sun, Feng Gan, Yichen Wang, Yong Cai and Zhiruo Zhang

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:46

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  15. Study protocol

    Treatment efficacy of azithromycin 1 g single dose versus doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 7 days for the treatment of rectal chlamydia among men who have sex with men – a double-blind randomised controlled trial protocol

    Rectal infection with Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most common bacterial sexually transmissible infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) with diagnosis rates continuing to rise. Current treatment g...

    Andrew Lau, Fabian Kong, Christopher K. Fairley, Basil Donovan, Marcus Chen, Catriona Bradshaw, Mark Boyd, Janaki Amin, Peter Timms, Sepehr Tabrizi, David G. Regan, David A. Lewis, Anna McNulty and Jane S. Hocking

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:35

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Concordance of chlamydia infections of the rectum and urethra in same-sex male partnerships: a cross-sectional analysis

    Our study aimed to describe the concordance of chlamydia infections of the rectum and urethra in men who have sex with men (MSM) and their male partners.

    Vincent J. Cornelisse, Christopher J. Sherman, Jane S Hocking, Henrietta Williams, Lei Zhang, Marcus Y. Chen, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Clare Bellhouse, Christopher K Fairley and Eric P. F. Chow

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:22

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Commercial sex and risk of HIV, syphilis, and herpes simplex virus-2 among men who have sex with men in six Chinese cities

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in China and globally. Engaging in commercial sex put them at even greater risk. This study estimated the prev...

    Cunge Zheng, Jun-jie Xu, Qing-hai Hu, Yan-qiu Yu, Zhen-xing Chu, Jing Zhang, Xiao-xu Han, Lin Lu, Zhe Wang, Ji-hua Fu, Xi Chen, Hong-jing Yan, Yong-jun Jiang, Wen-qing Geng, Sten H. Vermund, Han-Zhu Qian…

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:765

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  18. Research article

    What are the factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted infection screening behaviour among heterosexual men patronising entertainment establishments who engaged in casual or paid sex? – Results from a cross-sectional survey in an Asian urban setting

    Late presentation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with heterosexual transmission, particularly among heterosexual men in Asia. Although data on HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) test...

    Raymond Boon Tar Lim, Dede Kam Tyng Tham, Olive N. Y. Cheung, Bee Choo Tai, Roy Chan and Mee Lian Wong

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:763

    Published on: 19 December 2016

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