STIs/STDs

Boosting HPV vaccination rates: A call to action

Faculty Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner at Michigan Healthcare Professionals in Farmington Hills and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit,...
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Position Statement: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) supports an intentional and concerted effort to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates—with the goal of ending cancers caused by HPV. All nurse practitioners...

Sexually transmitted diseases: An update on retesting guidelines and reinfection prevention strategies

Approximately 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur in the United States each year.1 To help healthcare providers (HCPs) treat these infections and prevent new infections, the CDC has issued Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015, an...

CDC Reports a Rise in cases of STDs

In early October 2019, the CDC released a report showcasing a rise in the rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in the United States. The report states that cases of these sexually transmitted diseases...

STI cases reach record high

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today The United States is experiencing an alarming rise in cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This is what’s being reported by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Looking back: Nurses who stepped up to care for patients with AIDS when others...

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today The 1980s AIDS crisis brought out the best and worst in some people. The worst, in many cases, was triggered by fear. The best came from the...
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FDA approves first two-drug regimen for HIV

On Nov. 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Juluca, the first treatment regimen containing two drugs to treat certain adults with HIV-1 instead of three or more drugs included in standard...
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HIV patients at greater risk for heart, kidney disease

Patients with HIV who are at high risk for a heart attack or stroke are also at substantially greater risk for chronic kidney disease and vice versa, according to a study in PLOS Medicine....
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Guideline for management of chronic pain in persons with HIV

The Infectious Diseases Society of American has released a guideline for managing chronic pain in persons living with HIV. The guideline includes management of chronic pain in special populations of persons living with HIV,...

WHO issues new HIV treatment recommendations

According to a new guideline from the World Health Organization (WHO), anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible. Read more and access the guideline.

New intravaginal ring

Researchers have developed a new intravaginal ring for the sustained 90-day co-delivery of tenofovir and levonorgestrel, an anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug and a contraceptive. Tenofovir is the only topical prophylactic shown to be...

WHO releases guidelines for antiretroviral drugs in HIV

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released “Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection.” Access the guidelines.

Caring for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults

Current discussions on the unique health issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations have prompted the healthcare professions to reexamine their mission and values. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics...