Donna J . Helms

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OBJECTIVES To describe trends in the occurrence and frequency of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) receiving care in 4 US sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics and to define factors associated with HIV testing frequency and positivity. STUDY DESIGN Routine clinical encounters during 57,131 visits by MSM to STD clinics in 4 cities(More)
BACKGROUND In the past decade, increases in syphilis and rectal gonorrhea have been reported among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States; however, limited sexually transmitted disease (STD) positivity data are available on MSM who receive their healthcare from primary care or general medical clinics. The current study sought to elucidate STD(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Standard treatment for Trichomonas vaginalis is metronidazole or tinidazole. Hypersensitivity to these drugs has been documented but is poorly understood. Desensitization is an option described in limited reports of women with hypersensitivity to nitroimidazoles. The purpose of this analysis is to improve documentation of management for(More)
GOAL Trichomonas vaginalis is the most common nonviral sexually transmitted infection in the United States and may be associated with adverse birth outcomes and may also increase susceptibility to or transmissibility of human immunodeficiency virus. The purpose of this analysis is to describe the epidemiology of T. vaginalis in Sexually Transmitted Disease(More)
BACKGROUND Antimicrobial resistance is one of the causes of treatment failure in women after standard nitroimidazole therapy for Trichomonas vaginalis infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides drug susceptibility testing and guidance for treatment failures but the efficacy of the alternate recommendations has not been assessed. (More)
Introduction: Gonorrhoea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae is one of the oldest known bacterial sexually transmitted infection that continues to cause a significant morbidity among the sexually active individuals. Aim: To study the epidemiological pattern of gonococcal infection in male patients with urethral discharge. Materials and Methods: A Retrospective(More)
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