Navigation Links
New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners

artner referral arm (telling partners to get treated). Men in the patient-delivered partner treatment arm were also less likely than men in either of the other two arms to have unprotected sex before their partners were treated for STDs. Finally, men in the patient-delivered partner treatment and booklet-enhanced arms were far less likely than men in the standard partner referral arm to re-test positive for chlamydia and gonorrhea at follow-up.

Patient-delivered partner treatment is not yet used widely due mainly to fears that are largely unfounded, said Patricia Kissinger, PhD, of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and lead author of the article. "Clinicians have fears of legal liability, particularly if the partners have side effects. In three randomized trials [on patient-delivered partner treatment] that have been conducted, there have been no reports of adverse events," Dr. Kissinger said. "Particularly for chlamydia, there is little chance of side effects with azithromycin," the antibiotic given to patients in patient-delivered partner treatment.

Another worry that clinicians may have about patient-delivered partner treatment is "that partners will not get treated and counseled for other [STDs] they may have, such as HIV" if they receive treatment for chlamydia or gonorrhea, Dr. Kissinger said. "While this is a valid concern, the alternative to not doing patient-delivered partner treatment is to rely on the patient to refer the partners. We know that that results in less than 50 percent of the partners getting treated. So those partners were probably not going to get those services anyway."

The relative success of patient-delivered partner treatment probably lies in the fact that, with the more traditional methods, patients just had to admit to their partners that there was a problem. With the new method, the patients can offer their partners a solution. "The patients really like the empowerment of being abl
'"/>

Source:Infectious Diseases Society of America


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Mouse study: New muscle-building agent beats all previous ones
2. NASA study: Alaskan fires affected Houston air quality in 2004
3. New study: Preterm birth causes one-third of all infant deaths
4. Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases
5. Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified
6. High rates of sexually transmitted infections found in young drug users
7. Teens unaware of sexually transmitted diseases until they catch one, Carnegie Mellon study finds
8. Blood transfusion-transmitted infections: A global perspective
9. Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection
10. Neuronal traffic jam marks early Alzheimers disease
11. Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinsons disease cases
Post Your Comments:
(Date:9/30/2014)... team of environmental scientists and engineers, led by ... a three-year, $5.25 million grant from the U.S. ... Research to make a direct positive impact on ... and disposal of radioactive contaminants. , "Understanding the ... dealing with environmental aspects of nuclear technologies is ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea ... published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PeerJ ... in algae that the turtles eat, promoting the formation ... organs. , Scientists at Duke University, the University of ... conducted the study to better understand the causes ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... available in German . ... response to risky situations such as exposure to predators. ... found in a long-term study on different populations of ... rate and ambient temperature. High metabolic rates and low ... these scenarios birds were more likely to approach potential ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Researchers get $5.25 million to advance nuclear technologies in South Carolina 2Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors 2Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors 3Risky metabolism 2
... system cells can be genetically modified to brandish a ... kill leukemic cells. This finding, from researchers at St. ... the outcome of children who receive treatment for acute ... of the St. Jude study are published in the ...
... St. Jude Children's Research,Hospital have discovered that the ... bacteria helps these germs invade the human bloodstream. ... Journal, could help,scientists develop a vaccine that is ... The St. Jude researchers,determined the shape of a ...
... in on cancer cells spreading throughout the body, while ... whole new weapon in the fight against tough-to-treat metastatic ... researchers. , The compounds, called synthetic migrastatin analogues, prevented ... in mice, and are the first to target only ...
Cached Biology News:Genetically modified natural killer immune cells attack, kill leukemia cells 2New comparative toxicogenomics database 2New comparative toxicogenomics database 3First-ever Compounds To Target Only Metastatic Cells Are Highly Effective Against Breast, Prostate, And Colon Cancers 2First-ever Compounds To Target Only Metastatic Cells Are Highly Effective Against Breast, Prostate, And Colon Cancers 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... available in German . ... Mnchen (TUM) have demonstrated a new kind of building ... future computer chips could be based on three-dimensional arrangements ... enabling technology of the semiconductor industry CMOS fabrication ... researchers and collaborators at the University of Notre Dame ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014 Nematicide is a ... Nematodes are microscopic parasitic roundworms, found in massive ... other plants and animals. Nematicides have tended to ... properties promoting migration through the soil. A single ... plant-parasitic nematodes. With more than 10,000 species classified, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank – www.corduse.com ... entered into an Equity and Exclusive Services Agreement with ... of patented technologies for the isolation of human cord ... is performing Phase I/II clinical trials in ... using Tianhe,s Stem Cell Educator Therapy showing that the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 BioHealth Innovation, Inc. ... biohealth innovations and increasing access to early-stage funding in ... venture capitalist, Tania Fernandez , Ph.D., has joined ... will be a member of the management team for ... to $50 million in seed and early-stage equity investments ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A new dimension for integrated circuits: 3-D nanomagnetic logic 2A new dimension for integrated circuits: 3-D nanomagnetic logic 3Nematicides Market by Types (Fumigants, Organophosphates, Carbamate and Bio-Nematicides), Applications (Agrochemicals, Industrial, and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & ROW) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019 2CORD:USE is Pleased to Announce it has Partnered with Tianhe Stem Cell Biotechnologies, Developer of Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy Showing Promising Results in Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases 2CORD:USE is Pleased to Announce it has Partnered with Tianhe Stem Cell Biotechnologies, Developer of Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy Showing Promising Results in Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases 3CORD:USE is Pleased to Announce it has Partnered with Tianhe Stem Cell Biotechnologies, Developer of Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy Showing Promising Results in Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases 4Seasoned Life Sciences Venture Capitalist Tania Fernandez Joins BHI to Help Manage New BioHealth Gap Fund 2
... Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: RDEA ) announced today that ... present at the following upcoming investor conferences: ... NY. Presentation: 1:40 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 16, 2010; and ... New York, NY. Presentation: 1:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November ...
... appreciate the gravity-defying grace and exquisite balance of their feline ... the way cats lap milk? Researchers at MIT, Virginia ... cats lap and found that felines of all sizes take ... The results will be published in the November 11 online ...
... is available in German . ... microelectronic components gradually being replaced by nanoelectronic ones. ... present stage the most commonly used material in ... miniaturization and technological progress. New electronic materials are ...
Cached Biology Technology:Ardea Biosciences to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Ardea Biosciences to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences 3Cats show perfect balance even in their lapping 2Cats show perfect balance even in their lapping 3Cats show perfect balance even in their lapping 4Step by step toward tomorrow's nanomaterial 2
... scale kinase profiling, quantitative measurement of ... research built on the flexible and ... These microarrays are available as part ... - Peptide Microarray Service. ...
... acid synthetic peptide whose sequences are derived from mouse resistin protein. ... S(21) - S - M - P - L - C ... I - D - K - K - I - K ... be used for neutralization and control experiments with the polyclonal antibody ...
... peptidomimetics built on the flexible and ... These microarrays are available as part ... Service. Custom Probe Content ... specified. Thousands of customer specified peptide ...
... These extended-length microarrays are custom designed to ... configurations are available: 8,455 features per array ... 22,575 features per array (1 array/slide). ... probe length - This extended length ...
Biology Products: