TITLE

Sexuell übertragbare Infektionen: Update 2013

AUTHOR(S)
Lautenschlager, Stephan
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Praxis (16618157);2/27/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 5, p273
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although there have been significant advances in diagnosis, treatment, and education, the occurrence of STI continues to increase worldwide as well as in Switzerland. The most common STI include human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B and trichomoniasis. Diagnosis and treatment continue to be major public health challenges because of the asymptomatic nature of many of these infections. Recent studies showed favorable epidemiologic trends for HPV infection in vaccinated females as well as in some males. On the other hand we are confronted with rising incidences e.g. in urethritis with various causative agents and in syphilis cases. Alarmingly during the last 3 years gonococci have become less susceptible to our remaining antibiotics, necessitating strict adherence to updated treatment guidelines. Other trends in STIs and their consequences are discussed.
ACCESSION #
85928723

 

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