The health department says syphilis cases in the state are up 79 percent, gonorrhea has increased by 30 percent, and newly identified cases of HIV are up 33 percent from 2013 to 2014.
-- Cases of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Rhode Island and health officials in the state are pointing to the role of encounters made possible by social media, CBS Boston reports.
Additionally, an alarming rate of fluoroquinolone resistance and the first multidrug resistances are detected.
Sexually transmitted diseases and dating
A literature review on homeless youth and sexually transmitted disease prevalence rates from 2000 to 2015 found prevalence rates in the published literature (n = 10) ranged from 6.4% to 32% (median, 13.2%).
We illustrate that P values can suggest but not confirm statistical significance, and they may not indicate epidemiological significance of the finding.
We recommend that researchers consider reporting effect sizes as P values in conjunction with confidence intervals or point estimates with standard errors to indicate precision (uncertainty).
A survey of local health departments found gaps and reductions in US public sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinical services.
Getting into a new relationship is difficult, and it is quite a challenge when you have any of STDs.