maximising the potential of voluntary counselling and testing for hiv: sexually transmitted infections and hiv epidemiology in a population testing for hiv and its implications for practice.this study aimed to describe the epidemiology of hiv infection and sexually transmitted infections (stis) among persons who attended voluntary counselling and testing (vct) service for hiv and to assess whether the vct programme reached the right population at risk in taiwan.201222717470
jarisch-herxheimer reaction among hiv-positive patients with early syphilis: azithromycin versus benzathine penicillin g therapy.the jarisch-herxheimer reaction, a febrile inflammatory reaction that often occurs after the first dose of chemotherapy in spirochetal diseases, may result in deleterious effects to patients with neurosyphilis and to pregnant women. a single 2-g oral dose of azithromycin is an alternative treatment to benzathine penicillin g for early syphilis in areas with low macrolide resistance. with its potential anti-inflammatory activity, the impact of azithromycin on the incidence of the jarisch-herxheim ...201425174641
evaluation of macrolide resistance and enhanced molecular typing of treponema pallidum in patients with syphilis in taiwan: a prospective multicenter study.studies of macrolide resistance mutations and molecular typing using the newly proposed enhanced typing system for treponema pallidum isolates obtained from hiv-infected patients in the asia-pacific region are scarce. between september 2009 and december 2011, we conducted a survey to detect t. pallidum using a pcr assay using clinical specimens from patients with syphilis at six major designated hospitals for hiv care in taiwan. the t. pallidum strains were genotyped by following the enhanced mo ...201222518868
prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus and sexually transmitted infections and risky sexual behaviors among men visiting gay bathhouses in taiwan.this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) and sexually transmitted infections (stis) and predictors of risky sexual behaviors among men visiting gay bathhouses.200616543861
[the analysis of factors affecting the sexual behavior and antibody against syphilis of deep sea fishermen].prostitutes may be regarded as the reservoir of sexual transmitted diseases and their customers as the transmitters. the use of condom for sexual intercourse with prostitutes is an effective way of preventing sexually transmitted infections. deep sea fishermen usually spend a long period of time sailing the oceans, and many have contacts with prostitutes when their boat stays in harbor. this is a study of the factors which affect the fishermen who are customers of prostitutes and condom using. i ...19948089877
multicentre surveillance of prevalence of the 23s rrna a2058g and a2059g point mutations and molecular subtypes of treponema pallidum in taiwan, 2009-2013.resistance mutations a2058g and a2059g, within the 23s rrna gene of treponema pallidum, have been reported to cause treatment failures in patients receiving azithromycin for syphilis. genotyping of t. pallidum strains sequentially isolated from patients with recurrent syphilis is rarely performed. from september 2009 to august 2013, we collected 658 clinical specimens from 375 patients who presented with syphilis for genotyping to examine the number of 60-bp repeats in the acidic repeat protein ...201424438059
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