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2012-03-26 02:26:10

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new economic analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and featured in the current issue of AIDS and Behavior, showed that the DC Female Condom program, a public-private partnership to provide and promote FC2 Female Condoms®(1) prevented enough HIV infections in the first year alone to save over $8 million in future medical care costs (over and above the cost of the program). This means that for every dollar spent...

2012-03-19 02:25:12

CHICAGO, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Female Health Company (NASDAQ: FHCO) announced today that it has officially launched a free, interactive FC2 Online Training Program for health care providers. Since the U.S. introduction of the FC2 Female Condom® in 2009, the Company has conducted "in-person" trainings across the country to raise awareness of the FC2 Female Condom, the only FDA approved, female-initiated method to prevent both sexually transmitted infections (including...

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2012-03-13 07:56:05

A recent study posted in Nature Genetics explains that researchers have found that Chlamydia has been evolving differently than previously thought. The researchers used whole genome sequencing to find these results. Their findings show the exchange of DNA between different strains of the STD to form new strains is more common than expected. The researchers came about their findings while working with hospitals to improve their testing and detection of Chlamydia, particularly different...

2012-03-12 09:57:18

Whole genome analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis highlights risks with current method of tracking In a study released today in Nature Genetics, researchers have found that Chlamydia has evolved more actively than was previously thought. Using whole genome sequencing the researchers show that the exchange of DNA between different strains of Chlamydia to form new strains is much more common than expected. The team highlights that current clinical testing methods do not capture the variation...

2012-02-28 11:39:36

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have for the first time identified a novel pathway that is necessary for infection to occur with the pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is responsible for the second most common infectious disease worldwide, gonorrhea. The study, which was recently published online in the Journal of Bacteriology, may lead to new treatment methods for this sexually transmitted disease. N. gonorrhoeae is a pathogenic bacterium that readily...

2012-02-02 18:00:08

Student BMJ editorial: Sexual health and the older adult Sexually active adults aged 45 and over are being encouraged to pay more thought to safe sex in line with recent figures showing that STIs in 50-90 year olds have doubled in the past ten years. In an editorial published in the Student BMJ, Rachel von Simson, medical student at King's College London and Ranjababu Kulasegaram, consultant genitourinary physician at St Thomas' Hospital London, discuss research showing that 80% of...

2012-01-26 11:46:55

The overall prevalence of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is approximately 7 percent among men and women ages 14 to 69 years in the United States, while the prevalence among men is higher than among women, according to a study appearing in JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. "Oral HPV infection is the cause of a subset of oropharyngeal [relating to the mouth and pharynx] squamous...

2012-01-12 13:32:27

Study also confirms condom use significantly reduces risk of HIV infection The level of HIV-1 in the blood of an HIV-infected partner is the single most important factor influencing risk of sexual transmission to an uninfected partner, according to a multinational study of heterosexual couples in sub-Saharan Africa. The study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, calculated the risk of HIV-1 transmission per act of sexual intercourse and found the average rate of infection to...

2012-01-09 19:54:23

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have developed a new way to identify the genes of harmful microbes, particularly those that have been difficult to study in the laboratory. This new method uses chemicals to create mutant bacteria, followed by genomic sequencing to identify all mutations. By looking for common genes that were mutated in Chlamydia sharing a particular trait, the investigators were able to rapidly "zero in" on the genes responsible for that trait. The approach...

2012-01-05 12:03:26

An investigational vaccine protected some women against infection from one of the two types of herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes, according to findings in the New England Journal of Medicine. The vaccine was partially effective at preventing herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but did not protect women from herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). There were less than half of the cases of genital herpes caused by HSV-1 -- 58 percent fewer -- in women who received the...


Latest Sexually transmitted disease Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 16:25:00

Mycoplasma genitalium is a small parasitic bacterium that lives on the ciliated epithelial cells of the primate genital and respiratory tracts. It is the smallest known free-living bacterium. Up until 2002 it was also considered to be the organism with the smallest genome. M. genitalium was isolated in 1980 from urethral specimens of two male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis. Infection is fairly common and can be transmitted between partners during unprotected sex. It can be treated...

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2011-02-23 17:00:17

The Molluscum contagiosum virus, MCV, is a virus, in the poxvirus family, that causes the disease Molluscum contagiosum in humans. The virions have a complex structure that is consistent with the structure of the poxvirus family. Since the virus cannot routinely be cultured diagnosis is made on the clinical appearance. It can be confirmed by excisional biopsy. There are four types of MCV and MCV-2 is usually seen in adults and is often sexually transmitted. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2011-02-17 14:56:32

A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...

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