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CDC Releases an Update to Sexually Transmitted Infection Treatment

CDC Releases an Update to Sexually Transmitted Infection Treatment

We have all been so focused on COVID-19 that many of us missed the updated guidelines on the treatment of two sexually transmitted infections (STIs): Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis. STIs caused by gonococcal infections have increased 63% since 2014. Despite the fact that in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal infections with a higher dose of ceftriaxone (250 mg intramuscularly [IM]) Continue Reading

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Women's Health

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus: My Experience From the Frontlines With an Infected Mom

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus: My Experience From the Frontlines With an Infected Mom

One of the challenging features of COVID-19 is its ability to sweep through families. In my experience, this is more prevalent in multigenerational family li... Continue Reading

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Women's Health

Using Policy to Impact HPV Vaccine Rates

Using Policy to Impact HPV Vaccine Rates

For more than 10 years we have had a safe and effective vaccine that can prevent several types of cancer. I understand the reluctance to accept a vaccine whe... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Women's Health

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