The latest medical research on Sexual Health Medicine

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Rosacea in skin of color: A comprehensive review.

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology

Rosacea is a relatively common inflammatory dermatosis in persons with fair skin. It is uncommonly reported in people with skin of color (darker sk...

Analysis of symmetricity in the three different (sagittal, transverse and frontal) planes in generalized nonsegmental vitiligo.

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology

Nonsegmental vitiligo is defined as being "often symmetrical", however, no work has tackled the point as to how valid it is to depend upon the concept of symmetricity in generalized nonsegmental vitiligo.

To investigate vitiligo symmetry, taking into account sites of predilection, the clinical characteristics of patients were studied.

This multicentric study included 712 nonsegmental vitiligo patients with 2876 examined lesions. Three models were drawn for each patient. Sagittal, transverse and frontal planes were drawn to divide the body into right/left, upper/lower and anterior/posterior halves respectively. Patients were examined by Wood's light and analyzed for symmetry.

Bilateral involvement was present in 78% (P < 0.001). Studying the similarity of clinical involvement in the upper and lower body parts revealed that such similarity was present in 38%, with a significant positive association in some areas. Studying clinical similarity in the anteroposterior distribution pattern revealed a significant positive association in 11%.

Relatively low number of patients.

We found significant bilateral symmetry in the lesions of 78% of vitiligo patients. Our work could aid in drawing the anticipated vitiligo map in patients with active disease, helping in increasing our understanding of the clinical behaviour of this disease.

Exploring the Use of Oral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Women from Durban, South Africa as Part of the HIV Prevention Package in a Clinical Trial.

AIDS and Behavior

HIV endpoint-driven clinical trials in Africa enroll women who are at heightened risk of acquiring HIV. In 2017, the South African Medical Research...

Peripheral inflammatory biomarkers as predictors of recurrence in surgically-treated anogenital condylomata acuminata patients.

International Journal of Epidemiology

The aim of this study was to examine the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and systemic immune-inflammation...

Rituximab in people living with HIV affected by immune-mediated renal diseases: a case-series.

International Journal of Epidemiology

Over the last two decades, rituximab (RTX) has played an important role in the treatment of some lymphoproliferative malignancies and immune-mediat...

Impact of Medicaid Expansion on PrEP Utilization in the US: 2012-2018.

AIDS and Behavior

We investigated the impact of Medicaid expansions made possible by the 2010 Affordable Care Act on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) utilization ...

HIV infections among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya: current prevalence and trends over 25 years.

International Journal of Epidemiology

Over 20 years, interventions have targeted HIV among female sex workers (FSWs) in Kenya given their central role in new infections. To determine th...

Safeguarding outcomes of 16 and 17-year-old service users of Sexual Health London (, a pan-London online sexual health service.

International Journal of Epidemiology

Guidance around how to safeguard young people using online sexual health services (e-SHSs) is limited. Sexual Health London ( is an e-SHS, i...

High HIV prevalence among transgender women in Paraguay.

International Journal of Epidemiology

Transgender women have been understudied and underserved in Paraguay; data are urgently needed to understand their HIV prevention and care needs. T...

Elevated serum creatinine in the context of HIV - who is the culprit? Over-the-counter supplements vs. antiretrovirals.

International Journal of Epidemiology

We present a case of a 53-year-old male living with well-controlled HIV who, as part of routine monitoring, was noted to have an unexpected decline...

Factors associated with regular HIV testing behavior of MSM in China: a cross-sectional survey informed by theory of triadic influence.

International Journal of Epidemiology

The prevalence of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China has increased in recent years. Regular HIV testing is a key preventi...

Increase in visceral adipose tissue in a woman living with HIV after introduction of integrase strand transfer inhibitor.

International Journal of Epidemiology

Integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) are a class of antiretroviral drugs with high virologic efficacy and excellent tolerability. Recent e...