viernes, 12 de junio de 2015

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

Health Matters for Women newsletter from the CDC - US Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Matters for Women

Sexually transmitted diseases and females:
  • Women and infants bear significant long-term consequences of STDs.
  • Prevalence estimates suggest that young people aged 15-24 years acquire half of all new STDS.
  • 1 in 4 sexually active adolescent females has an STD, such as chlamydia or human papillomavirus.
  • About 80%-90% of chlamydial infections and up to 80% of gonococcal infections in women are asymptomatic.
Chlamydia—Rates of Reported Cases Among Women by State, United States and Outlying Areas, 2013

                                  JUST RELEASED!
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015
These guidelines, for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for STDs, were updated by CDC after consultation with a group of professionals from federal, state, and local health departments; public- and private-sector clinical providers; clinical and basic science researchers; and numerous professional organizations.
These updated guidelines discuss:
1) alternative treatment regimens for Neisseria gonorrhoeae;
2) the use of nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of trichomoniasis;
3) alternative treatment options for genital warts;
4) the role of Mycoplasma genitalium in urethritis/cervicitis and treatment-related implications;
5) updated HPV vaccine recommendations and counseling messages;
6) the management of persons who are transgender;
7) annual testing for hepatitis C in persons with HIV infection;
8) updated recommendations for diagnostic evaluation of urethritis; and
9) retesting to detect repeat infection.

Some of the issues covered in the guidelines that are specific to women include:
  1. Female condoms
  2. Cervical diaphragms
  3. Nonbarrier contraception, surgical sterilization, and hysterectomy
  4. Emergency contraception
  5. Pregnant women/Pregnancy/Mothers
  6. Women who have sex with women
  7. Transgender men and women
  8. Pelvic inflammatory disease
  9. Cervicitis
  10. Diseases characterized by vaginal discharge
  11. HPV-associated cancers and precancers
  12. Sexual assault and abuse and STDs
These recommendations should be regarded as a source of clinical guidance rather than prescriptive standards; health-care providers should always consider the clinical circumstances of each person in the context of local disease prevalence. These guidelines are applicable to any patient-care setting that serves persons at risk for STDs. These guidelines focus on treatment and counseling and do not address other community services and interventions that are essential to STD/HIV prevention efforts.

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