Infections transmissibles sexuellement et par le sang (ITSS)

Infolettre ITSS du 9 décembre 2005 (volume 2, no.11)

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1. Mise à jour épidémiologique de LGV (Canada)

En date du 3 novembre 2005, 38 cas de lymphogranulomatose vénérienne (LGV) avaient fait l'objet d'un signalement à l'Agence de santé publique du Canada (ASPC); 23 d'entre eux étaient des cas confirmés, tandis que 15 étaient des cas probables selon la définition nationale de cas.

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2. Relation between the HIV and the re-emerging syphilis epidemic among MSM in Germany: an analysis based on anonymous surveillance data (Allemagne)

In 2003, for the first time since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections in Germany increased considerably compared to the previous year. The increase was largely restricted to men who have sex with men (MSM) from larger cities. In this group the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections increased about 30% compared to 2002. Since the late 1990s syphilis infections among MSM also increased in Germany, concentrated in larger cities.

Pour en savoir plus : Marcus, U. et al. 2005. Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol.81, p. 456-457.

3. Combating syphilis and HIV among users of internet chatrooms (États-Unis)

The recent resurgence of syphilis among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) and concerns about a potential increase in HIV incidence have sparked public health authorities to search for new approaches to address this converging problem. Epidemiologic investigations suggest that the Internet plays an important role in facilitating syphilis outbreaks. The experience of this pilot will help the public health community learn more about how to reach targeted online audiences, and will contribute toward understanding the role of the Internet in risk reduction strategies aimed at persons who use the Internet to meet sex partners.

Pour en savoir plus : Anderton, JP et Valdiserri, RO. 2005. Journal of Health Communication, vol.10, no 7, p. 665-671.

4. CDC Data Show Syphilis Increasing in Men (États-Unis)

The national rate of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis – the early stages of the disease that indicate recent infection – has increased every year since an all-time low in 2000. From 2003 to 2004, the rate of P&S syphilis increased 8 percent from 2.5 to 2.7 cases per 100,000 population. The number of cases increased from 7,177 in 2003 to 7,980 in 2004.

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5. Comprehensive clinical care on-site in men-only saunas: confidential STI/HIV screening outreach clinic (Australie)

During 2001 and 2002 an anonymous outreach-screening programme in Melbourne, Australia, offered testing for gonorrhoea and chlamydia on-site at men only saunas. Modifications were made to this screening programme to offer a comprehensive testing clinic for sexually transmissible infections (STIs), including HIV. The comprehensive clinic was evaluated after one year of operation, and comparisons were made with the earlier anonymous screening programme. The comprehensive outreach clinic made contact with fewer men (n¼557), however, men tested had a higher prevalence of gonorrhoea and chlamydia (17%), and all men tested positive for STIs/HIV were followed up. The findings and comparisons outlined in this paper may be used for different communities to decide what screening programme model best suits their individual situation: anonymous programme with fewer tests offered, confidential and comprehensive STI/HIV testing programme, or both. On the basis of our evaluation, we have opted to continue the comprehensive STI/HIV testing programme in local men-only saunas.

Pour en savoir plus : Lister, NA et al. 2005. International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol. 16, p.794–798.

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