082 - STIs / Monkeypox / Hepatitis in Kids

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What does the body of evidence say on the topic of sexually transmitted infections? Plus: should you worry about monkeypox, and what is going on with mysterious cases of liver inflammation in children?

Block 1:

(2:15) STIs: nomenclature, HIV, rising cases

Block 2:

(8:57) STIs: why cases are increasing, who should be screened, treatment options, antibiotic resistance, confections, cold sore outbreaks

Block 3:

(23:29) Monkeypox

Block 4:

(36:45) Mysterious liver inflammation in children and possible link to COVID-19

* Jingle by Joseph Hackl

* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.

* Assistant researcher: Nicholas Koziris

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References:

1) Public Health Agency of Canada’s 2018 report on sexually transmitted infections in Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/report-sexually-transmitted-infections-canada-2018.html

2) Summary table from the California Public Health Department about recommended STI screening in different groups: https://bit.ly/3sFxeJ0

3) Uptake of STI screening: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5814a2.htm

& https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29985985/

4) CDC treatment guidelines and recommendations on co-treatment: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6950a6.htm

5) Acyclovir for treatment of genital herpes: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6088819/

6) Topical antivirals for cold sores: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9134943/

7) Episode 61 of our podcast on HIV: https://bodyofevidence.ca/061-hiv-and-covid-19-therapies

8) Episode 72 of our podcast on liver disease: https://bodyofevidence.ca/072-liver-disease-sleep-disorder-grab-bag

9) Jim Downs’ article in The Atlantic on tiptoeing around the issue of monkeypox and men who have sex with men: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/monkeypox-outbreak-spread-gay-bisexual-men/643122/

Music Credits:

Dead Spaces by Tim Kulig

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/9319-dead-spaces

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

The Legion by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4912-the-legion

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