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public health

Unmet need for HIV PrEP therapy

Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA: Carl, which groups of eligible patients are most likely to see PrEP therapy in your experience? We heard Frank and Ryan mention one of the drivers of use, of expanding use, but which groups are most…

Syphilis cases up 75% in Iowa

Cases of syphilis are on the rise in Iowa. Preliminary data shows a 75% increase in syphilis cases from 2020 to 2021, said George Walton, head of the sexually transmitted disease program at the Iowa Department of Public Health. Walton…

Where to do std testing in Montreal

General statistics estimate that nearly 40,000 people are affected by sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (carriers of STBBI). This is in addition to the 75% of all adults infected with HPV throughout their lives. Studies…

Austin STD rates on the rise

As many Austinites have spent endless dreary months disconnected and eager to live as we knew it, a number of illnesses also took a brief hiatus in the pandemic's first year. The flu, for example, has all but disappeared. But not…

COVID-19 positive prison officer

HMP north (CNS): Prison officer tested positive for COVID-19 in what could now be a third separate case of community-acquired coronavirus unrelated to the original North Side outbreak or the school case George Town Primary. Prison…