40 e-Letters

published between 2012 and 2015

  • Parameters of initial heterosexual transmission of HIV-1 in Leopoldville/Kinshasa
    João D Sousa
  • Another enemy, the homophobia.
    Ihosvany Castellanos Santos

    The International AIDS Society (IAS) nowadays expresses its deep concern about continuing inflammatory and homophobic statements by political leaders from different countries, and urges national and international leaders to reject homophobia and to take affirmative steps to reduce its impact on HIV. One of the many lessons learned in the IAS more than 20 years of leadership in HIV/AIDS, is that well-designed and appropr...

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  • Medical Care For Sexual Assault Victims
    Nancy Lutwak

    The recently published article, Chacko L, Ford N, Sbaiti M, Siddiqui R. Adherence to HIV post-exposure prophylaxis in victims of sexual assault: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Sex Transm Infect doi:10.1136/sextrans-2011-050371, contributes greatly to our understanding of the extent of poor adherence to post-exposure prophylaxis in victims of sexual assault. It also clarifies the percentage of such patients defau...

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  • Methods of assessing tubal patency
    Anushree P. Jagadambe

    Bender and colleagues found that relationships between levels of chlamydia infection and complication rates of pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy between and within countries over time were not straightforward1. Many women diagnosed with a chlamydial infection are anxious about future fertility. Fertiloscopy is a novel procedure to assess fallopian tube function and may be a suitable alternative to the go...

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  • Acceptability of providing self-taken vaginal samples and allowing access to NHS numbers and medical records: feasibility study in young female genitourinary medicine clinic attenders
    Pippa Oakeshott

    Sinka and colleagues found that using self-taken vaginal swabs for HPV testing was acceptable to young women who had defaulted from their initial HPV screening appointment at age 211. However, the rate of return of postal samples was low (13%, 725/5500). In October 2011 we conducted a feasibility study to evaluate response rates of 16-24yo female GUM clinic attenders to providing two self-taken vaginal swabs for Chlamydia tra...

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  • Other enemy that besieges us
    Yoshiro A Gonzalez Rodriguez

    Lymphogranuloma venereum was described first by Wallace in 1833 and again for Durand, Nicolas, and Favre in 1913. Climatic bubo is an infection of sexual transmission caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The first symptoms begin to appear from 3 to 12 days after the contagion and they appear like a painless blister, that becomes an ulcer, that can happen inadvertent and they can be confused with syphilis. The l...

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  • Treatment of ocular syphilis in patients infected with HIV / AIDS.
    MSC Ihosvany Castellanos Santos

    Ocular syphilis is very rare, equivalent to 1-2% of uveitis, however, is a simulator disease that can be confused, especially in immunocompetent individuals, as HIV-positive patients are more likely to acquire it. HIV co-infection with syphilis increases the risk of central nervous system disease, patients with AIDS who do not receive antiretroviral therapy, have bilateral disease and the posterior segment. There are ma...

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  • To prevent is better that to cure
    Aliosvi A Rodriguez Rodriguez

    Sexually transmitted diseases constitute a great group of diseases produced by different etiological agents, that they have in common that sexual relations are their principal line of transmission. This fact confers them the special connotation for their control we need to know and acting upon relations and sexual conducts of people. In the last 20 years, in our country has taken place a situation that complicates still mo...

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  • What we will do when we will have the vaccine against the HIV?
    Aliosvi A Rodrigiez Rodriguez

    AIDS collects every day more human lives, the sexual irresponsibility, poorness, the economic crises, they have converted in allies of the mortal pandemic. But I wonder: When we find the vaccine to combat this virus, would have we the possibility of putting it at the disposal of the million sick persons around the world and whose economic condition is very bad? The distribution of the antiviral medications at present i...

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    Aliosvi A Rodriguez Rodriguez

    On Cuba we notify between 40 and 50 thousand cases annually only of Sifilis, Blenorragia and Condylomatum Acuminatum, with tendencies to the increment for years. In order to get modification of the tendencies and reduction of the transmission of these diseases, we take promotional actions of health directed to establish habits and sexual safe or minor- risk conducts, but that only we have impact in the long term, becaus...

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