Sexuell übertragbare Infektionen: Update 2013

Lautenschlager, Stephan
February 2013
Praxis (16618157);2/27/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 5, p273
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • Morphological Variants Forgotten. Abeck, Dietrich // Deutsches Aerzteblatt International;7/1/2016, Vol. 113 Issue 26, p460 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "The Presentation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections" by Florian M. E. Wagenlehner and colleagues in a 2016 issue.

  • Co-factor Ureaplasma urealyticum. Laszig, Reinhard; Wagenlehner, Florian M. E. // Deutsches Aerzteblatt International;7/1/2016, Vol. 113 Issue 26, p460 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "The Presentation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections" by Florian M. E. Wagenlehner and colleagues in a 2016 issue, along with the author's reply to the letter.

  • STDs and HIV: Ounce of Diagnosis, Pound of Cure. Diiulio, Renee // Clinical Lab Products;May2013, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p8 

    The article reports on the use of molecular technology by clinical laboratories to help diagnose sexually transmitted disease (STD). It discusses the advantage of identifying the type of STD to determine the course of treatment and prevent drug resistance. It cites the benefit of nucleic acid...

  • Syphilis: A Reemerging Infection. Mattei, Peter L.; Beachkofsky, Thomas M.; Gilson, Robert T.; Wisco, Oliver J. // American Family Physician;9/1/2012, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p433 

    Rates of primary and secondary syphilis have increased in the past decade, warranting renewed attention to the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Men who have sex with men are particularly affected; however, increases in infection rates have also been noted in women, as well as in all age...

  • No evidence STI rates are lower in pregnancy. Young, Heather // New Zealand Doctor;8/13/2014, p30 

    The article focuses on diagnosis and treatment of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in pregnancy. Topics discussed include the impact of STIs to pregnancy outcomes, the high rates of STIs in New Zealand compared with other OECD countries, and the screening guidelines for STIs in...

  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infection in HIV-1-infected women taking antiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort study from Burkina Faso. Low, Andrea J.; Konate, Issouf; Nagot, Nicolas; Weiss, Helen A.; Mabey, David; Segondy, Michel; Vickerman, Peter; Meda, Nicolas; de Perre, Philippe van; Mayaud, Philippe // Sexually Transmitted Infections;Mar2014, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p100 

    Objectives Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) are common sexually transmitted infections (STI). We assessed the cumulative risk of NG and CT in a cohort of HIV-1-infected high-risk women taking antiretrovirals over 4 years in Burkina Faso. Methods Between March 2007 and...

  • Sexually transmitted infections and syndromic management. Shaukat, Shehla; Kazmi, Atif H. // Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists;2015, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p159 

    The authors examine the prevalence, diagnosis, treatment and social impact of sexually transmitted infections (STI). They discuss the annual worldwide incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), as well as the results of a study of the prevalence of such diseases in Pakistan. They also...

  • The Impact of Alcohol Use on HIV/STI Intervention Efficacy in Predicting Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young African-American Women. Seth, Puja; Wingood, Gina; Robinson, LaShun; DiClemente, Ralph // AIDS & Behavior;Apr2014, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p747 

    The impact of alcohol use on the efficacy of an HIV/STI intervention designed for young African-American women in predicting STIs was examined. Eight hundred forty-eight African-American women, 18-29 years, were randomly assigned to either the HIV/STI intervention or a control condition....

  • Managing sexually transmitted infections. Peate, Ian // Practice Nursing;Jun2011, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p285 

    The article focuses on the management and care of patients with sexually transmitted infection (STI) in Great Britain. It says that practice nurse should understand the principles of managing people with STI for safe and effective care. It mentions that service accessibility and maintenance of...


Other Topics