Tag Archives: STD/STI testing

Howard Brown Health Center (Chicago, IL)

Howard Brown Health Center was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations.  Howard Brown Center is based in Chicago and serves men, women, infants, youth, and children through many health clinics and research centers.  For more information about Howard Brown Health Center’s history, click […]

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)

The American Sexual Health Association, founded in 1914, aims to communicate to the public, patients, press, providers and policy makers by developing and delivering sensitive health information about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Their mission statement: “The American Sexual Health Association promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies […]

Can Text Messaging Results Reduce Time to Treatment of Chlamydia Trachomatis? (2009)

This article, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, examines the impact of text messaging as the preferred method of communicating positive Chlamydia trachomatis test results to patients and see if there was a reduction time to treatment. The researchers found no significant difference in median time to treatment for all patients, which differed from an earlier […]

P.O.C. Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections Increases Awareness and Short-Term Abstinence in Adolescent Women (2009)

This study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, evaluates the effect of point-of-care (POC) testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on reported awareness of test results and STI risk-reduction behaviors in adolescents. Point of care (POC) testing is defined as medical testing at the site where patients visited their clinician and had a pelvic exam. […]

Predictors of Adolescent Participation in STI Research (2008)

The researchers of this study wanted to investigate whether a requirement for parental consent for a STI study had any effect on adolescent enrollment rates for the study.  This is important as institutional requirement of parental consent may bias the sample of adolescents who agree to participate in clinical STI research studies. Study participants were sexually active […]

Herpes Fact Sheet (2014)

The Herpes Fact Sheet published by the Centers for Disease Control provides detailed information about Herpes prevention, treatment, symptoms, and contracting herpes during pregnancy. Link to CDC’s Herpes Fact Sheet

Gonorrhea Fact Sheet (2014)

The Gonorrhea Fact Sheet published by the Centers for Disease Control provides detailed information about gonorrhea prevention, treatment, symptoms, and contracting gonorrhea during pregnancy. Link to CDC’s Gonorrhea Fact Sheet