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2011-08-01 09:15:00

An inexpensive and portable blood test could provide a breakthrough in diagnosing infections and has been proven as accurate as expensive hospital-based testing in the detection of HIV, syphilis and other diseases, according to a new study released Sunday. Samuel K. Sia, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed the innovative strategy for an integrated microfluidic-based diagnostic device. The mChip, as it is called, has been tested with hundreds...

2011-07-23 00:00:42

Findings Already Being Incorporated in National Guidelines of Uganda and Zambia to Eliminate Syphilis and Pediatric HIV Infections Rome, Italy (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Study findings presented today at the 6th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention show that integrating rapid syphilis screening and HIV testing for pregnant women is feasible, cost-effective, and helps prevent both transmission of syphilis and HIV from mother-to-child. The...

2011-01-21 00:00:48

Chembio Diagnostics and Oswaldo Cruz Foundation of Brazil ("FIOCRUZ"), joined forces to help deploy the company's syphilis tests Medford, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Over the past decade, rates of syphilis infection have been rising in many countries. Late last year, Chembio Diagnostics, Inc., a company that develops, manufactures, markets and licenses point-of-care diagnostic tests"”including tests for syphilis"”took a step forward in the battle against this disease: It...

2010-11-08 16:31:28

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examines the burden of HIV and sexually transmitted disease among male clients of the commercial sex industry in China's Sichuan province. Since 2007, heterosexual transmission has replaced injecting drug use as the primary transmission mode of all HIV infections in China. The study is available online in advance of publication in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. "We found a large burden of syphilis...

2010-10-08 14:13:56

Findings from the past have implications for research in the future The researcher whose revelations about unethical U.S. studies on syphilis in Guatemala in the 1940's led to apologies from the Obama administration last week has written a commentary for Bioethics Forum, the Hastings Center's online publication. She calls for the need to learn from history to better protect human subjects in the developing world. Susan M. Reverby, a professor at Wellesley College, describes how she unearthed...

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2010-10-03 07:00:00

The U.S. government has apologized for deliberately infecting hundreds of people in Guatemala with gonorrhea and syphilis as part of medical tests over 60 years ago. None of the people studied, who were mentally ill patients and prisoners, consented to the research. Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom accused the U.S. of the "crimes against humanity." U.S. President Barack Obama called Colom to apologize and said the acts ran contrary to American values. Syphilis causes heart problems,...

2010-06-01 19:19:52

In a clinical trial involving HIV-negative volunteers with early-stage syphilis, researchers have found that antibiotic pills (azithromycin) are as effective as penicillin injections in curing early-stage syphilis. The study was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. Edward W. Hook, III, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, led the trial. Between June 2000 and March 2007, HIV-negative volunteers aged 18...

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2010-05-06 12:05:00

Researchers said on Thursday that one child was born with syphilis every hour in China in 2008, as new money from the country's growing economy fuels the world's fastest-growing epidemic of the disease. According to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, syphilis almost wiped out China 50 years ago, but it is now the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease in Shanghai. The researchers said that female sex workers and homosexual men are driving the infection rate, and...

2009-11-30 20:52:40

For the first time, research elucidates the cellular structure of syphilis pathogen A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, the University of Connecticut Health Center, the CDC and the Wadsworth Center, have used state-of-the-art technology to elucidate the molecular architecture of Treponema pallidum, the bacterium which causes syphilis. The previously unknown detailed structure of the bacteria can now be shown in three dimensions. This provides the first real image of the pathogen...

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2009-11-16 12:15:00

U.S. researchers reported Monday that American reluctance to talk about sex has helped keep common sexually transmitted infections prevalent, especially among vulnerable teens. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis infections continue to spread in the United States, according to the latest statistics. John Douglas, director of the division of sexually transmitted diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Chlamydia and gonorrhea are stable at unacceptably high levels...


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