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2012-07-19 01:13:18

Most adults say parents should be involved in decision for adolescents to get the vaccination that protects against genital warts, cervical cancer Most U.S. adults support laws that allow teens to get medical care for sexually transmitted infections without parental consent. But when asked about the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), most adults want parents to have the final say on whether their teen or pre-teen gets the shots. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott...

2012-06-27 10:30:02

An investigation led by UCSF has found that the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission is increased 3 fold for women with bacterial vaginosis, a common disorder in which the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted An investigation led by UCSF has found that the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission is increased three fold for women with bacterial vaginosis, a common disorder in which the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted. "Previous research has shown...

2012-06-27 06:31:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new investigation led by UCSF has found that the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission is increased 3-fold for women with bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition where the normal balance of microorganisms naturally found in the vagina is altered. The disruption of vaginal flora takes place when the amount of helpful bacteria is reduced and the harmful bacteria is increased. "Previous research has shown that bacterial vaginosis can increase...

2012-06-25 05:51:48

By Ashley Strauss, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) - We have heard about sexually transmitted infections among teenagers, but current research has shown older adults (25 years and older), are being diagnosed at a rapid rate with a STI. According to statistics, 1 in 30 baby boomers will contract hepatitis C, 20 million older adults will be diagnosed with HPV, 3 million will be infected with chlamydia, and 1 out of 6 with herpes. The problem with STIs is that they are...

2012-06-15 10:04:35

People who were sexually unfaithful without their partner's knowledge were less likely to practice safe sex than those who had other sexual relationships with their partner's consent. They were also more likely to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the encounter. In a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers from the University of Michigan, USA, found that condom use for vaginal and anal sex was 27% and 35% lower in sexually unfaithful...

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2012-06-06 17:12:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The United Nations health agency said on Wednesday that drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea have spread to countries through out the world. The U.N. said millions of patients may run out of treatment options unless doctors are able to catch and treat the drug-resistant strains. Last year, scientists reported finding a "superbug" strain of gonorrhea in Japan in 2008 that was resistant to antibiotics. Those scientists warned that it could transform...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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