Immediate access to antibiotics stems spread of sexually transmitted diseases

most patients, often those in the poorest communities with limited resources, to make arrangements on their own for the partner's care."

The 2003 rate for gonorrhea in the United States, the most recent available, is 117 per 100,000 people. This figure is nowhere near meeting the objectives of the federal Department of Health and Human Services' 2010 Healthy People Initiative, which is 19 per 100,000, Erbelding adds.

In the study, which was led by Hopkins-trained University of Washington researcher Matthew Golden, M.D., newly infected patients and their sexual partners were randomly assigned to one of two groups and offered either a standard referral for the partner or expedited treatment for the partner. Where a patient was not willing to talk to their partner about treatment, health workers attempted to notify and counsel the partner.

In the standard-referral group, patients and health workers advised the partners to seek treatment at a free clinic. For the group receiving expedited treatment, the health care team offered free packets of medication, a written prescription or directly mailed medication for up to three partners. Patients and partners in both treatment groups were retested and interviewed three months later to determine who had received treatment and whether anyone had been re-infected.

For gonorrhea, the expedited-treatment group showed a 3 percent re-infection rate compared to 11 percent among the standard-referral group. Results showed a similar trend for Chlamydia, with the expedited-treatment group showing an 11 percent re-infection rate, while the standard-referral group had 13 percent.

Packets contained the standard treatment for each STD, which is one tablet each of cefixime (400 milligrams) for gonorrhea and azithromycin (1 gram) for Chlamydia. Also included in the packets were condoms and health information on STD transmission and medication side effects.

More than 1,800 women and

Contact: David March
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Immediate mammogram reading may decrease stress associated with abnormal results
2. Immediate treatment helps delay progression of glaucoma
3. Immediate cholesterol drop after heart attack guards against stroke
4. Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet
5. Parents have complex opinions about notification laws for minors access to contraception
6. New rights to access, but for most transparency is still as clear as mud
7. OHSU researcher says FDA could broaden access to results of clinical drug trials
8. World AIDS day: US women with HIV lack access to health care
9. Capsule endoscopy aids in detection of small bowel tumors inaccessible to other diagnostic tests
10. Limiting angioplasty to experienced hospitals will not reduce access to care
11. Major radiology journal offers unrestricted access to recently archived articles

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... business management solution for chiropractors, announced today the launch of its integrated, HIPAA ... can start running their virtual practice in under 90 seconds. , According ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... , ... The pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook continues to put financial strain on many of ... trim the fat from our monthly expenses and put more into savings, if possible. , ... have a financial safety net in place in case something were to happen to you,” ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as supporting ... parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She joined the ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... & CEO Craig Mandeville was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Florida ... honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... With ... set out to continue helping the specialty-diet community connect with great, gluten-free brands. ... get coupons, enter giveaways, chat with brands & watch over 50 educational classes... ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... Using Analysis of Variance — A Practical ... 2020, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT, https://www.fdanews.com/anova , How much would it help ... one can’t become one in 90 minutes, one can master a powerful statistical technique ...
(Date:9/2/2020)... , ... September 02, 2020 , ... U.S. Dermatology ... Lee . Dr. Lee will work at Bethesda Dermatopathology Lab. , ... B.A. from the University of California, Berkley. He went on to receive his M.D. ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... ... While coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, blood drives are being ... about 80% of blood donations are made at drives hosted by these groups, the ... to ensure blood products are readily available for patients. , Those interested can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: