Current HIV/AIDS Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 41–46 | Cite as

Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in HIV-Infected Individuals

  • Laura Quilter
  • Shireesha Dhanireddy
  • Jeanne Marrazzo
Co-infections and Comorbidity (S Naggie, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Co-infections and Comorbidity

Abstract

Prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is an important part of the care of the HIV-infected individual. STIs have been associated with increased risk of transmission and acquisition of HIV. Among HIV-infected persons, treatment failures and high recurrence rates of some STIs are more common. Despite the recognized importance of prevention and discussion of sexual health, rates of screening for STIs are suboptimal. Moreover, rates of STIs such as syphilis continue to increase particularly in men who have sex with men (MSM). This review focuses on the most common STIs seen among HIV-infected individuals and recommendations for screening and prevention.

Keywords

Sexually transmitted diseases HIV Gonorrhea Chlamydia Syphilis Hepatitis C 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Laura Quilter, Shireesha Dhanireddy, and Jeanne Marrazzo declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Quilter
    • 1
  • Shireesha Dhanireddy
    • 1
  • Jeanne Marrazzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of MedicineUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of MedicineUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham School of MedicineBirminghamUSA

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