STIs/STDs

Wording of vaccination messaging influences behavior

Washington State University researchers conducted an experiment that studied how differences in messages influenced participants’ attitudes about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Nearly 200 participants...

A push to develop early sexual health education in California

In California, schools are required to teach sex education at least once in middle school (usually grade seven) and once in high school (usually...

FDA launches mobile app on antiretrovirals

On Jan. 29, the FDA launched an interactive database that will offer a wealth of critical information about antiretrovirals eligible for purchase under the...

Supporting ambitious new goals to end the HIV epidemic

World AIDS Day was first observed on December 1, 1988, to bring greater awareness to the devastating impact of HIV and to show solidarity...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Looking back: Nurses who stepped up to care for patients with AIDS when others wouldn’t

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...

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