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Proposal would cut $1.6 billion from the CDC, decimating Trump’s Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.
U.S. syphilis incidence has increased since 2000, with an escalating toll in medically underserved populations.
Dr. Marrazzo is a renowned HIV and STI expert at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
The new plan outlines federal actions to reduce the burden of sexually transmitted infections in the United States through 2025.
When clinics that provide abortions close, other services also shut down including cancer screening, contraception and STI and HIV services.
A Texas judge had struck down mandatory coverage of much preventive care, including cancer and diabetes screenings and PrEP.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis—including congenital syphilis—rose from 2020 to 2021.
The antibiotic doxycycline, taken within 72 hours after sex, prevented sexually transmitted infections among gay men and transgender women.
“Young people living with HIV are the least likely of any age group to be retained in care and have a suppressed viral load.”
Doxycycline after sex reduces the risk of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis for gay men, and it does not appear to drive resistance.
The “Philly, Keep on Loving” telehealth program includes at-home HIV and STI tests, med delivery, PEP, doctor chats and more—all free.
Except for HIV tests, the FDA has not approved sexually transmitted infection test kits for use outside medical settings.
Plus: Over 10 prevention services related to hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections covered by the Affordable Care Act.
As sexually transmitted infections spike, the WHO finds that safer-sex efforts are more effective when they mention pleasure.
New international report describes the risk factors and outcomes of more than 130 women and nonbinary people.
The Pennsylvania law increases penalties for spitting on a police officer and committing actions that could transmit HIV, hep B and more.
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