Navigation Links
Knowledge of infection may prevent spread of herpes virus

A new study suggests that the risk of transmitting the virus that causes most cases of genital herpes could be cut in half by more testing and informing sexual partners of infection. The study is published in the July 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online.

Until recently, there was little evidence to show that knowledge of infection would lead to decreased transmission of herpes simplex virus (HSV) to others. But Anna Wald, MD, MPH, and colleagues at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle studied 199 patients with newly acquired genital HSV-2 infection and found that patients were about half as likely to transmit the virus when they knew they had genital herpes and informed their sexual partners.

According to Wald, "these findings suggest that testing persons with HSV type-specific serologic assays and encouraging disclosure may result in decreased risk of HSV-2 transmission to sexual partners."

The importance of this finding is described by editorialists Edward Hook III, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Peter Leone, MD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as one of three effective tools to prevent the spread of this sexually transmitted disease (STD). "Genital herpes is one of the few common STDs for which, at present, there is little coordinated emphasis on control efforts," say Hook and Leone. The two experts also support suppressive antiviral therapy and condom use as the other necessary elements to control the spread of genital herpes nationwide.

This most recent study also found that most people who transmitted HSV did not know that they had genital herpes. Wald, Hook, and Leone suggest that physicians should not only increase testing for HSV, but should also counsel their patients about transmitting the virus and disclosing their HSV status to sex partners.


'"/>

Source:Infectious Diseases Society of America


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Quantum Dots Research Leads to New Knowledge about Protein Binding in Plants
2. Knowledge of dendritic cells branches out
3. Dysentery uses sword and shield to cause infection
4. Topical treatment shown to inhibit HIV and herpes simplex virus infection
5. Novel antiviral technology inhibits RSV infection in mice
6. Bacteria collection sheds light on urinary tract infections
7. Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections
8. Yale researchers identify molecule for detecting parasitic infection in humans
9. Molecule that usually protects infection-fighting cells may cause plaque deposits inside arteries
10. Light therapy may combat fungal infections, new evidence suggests
11. Gladstone investigators discover how resting T cells avoid HIV infection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Knowledge infection may prevent spread herpes virus

(Date:7/9/2015)... Research and Markets( ... "Biometrics for Banking; Market & Technology Analysis, ... their offering. The adoption for banking ... and the forecast is that by 2020 it ... involved in delivering biometric systems to the banking ...
(Date:7/8/2015)... 2015  Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV ), ... the launch of a study that aims to ... (PCM) technology for predicting response to treatment in ... of the novel immunotherapy agents Yervoy® (ipilumumab), a ... The 50-patient study will be led by researchers ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/km7m5t/natural_language ... "Natural Language Processing Market by Type (Rule-Based, Statistical, ... Image Recognition) - Worldwide Forecast to 2020" ... vendors occupying the market are 3M, Apple, Dolbey ... Solutions, SAS Institute Inc., Verint Systems among various ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 3Trovagene Initiates Study to Monitor Response to Immunotherapy in Melanoma Patients Using its Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform 2Trovagene Initiates Study to Monitor Response to Immunotherapy in Melanoma Patients Using its Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform 3Trovagene Initiates Study to Monitor Response to Immunotherapy in Melanoma Patients Using its Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform 4Natural Language Processing Market by Type (Rule-Based, Statistical, and Hybrid), Technologies (Recognition, IVR, OCR, Pattern & Image Recognition) - Worldwide Forecast to 2020 2
... fetal heart problems when mothers carry particular antibodies associated ... Yale School of Medicine researchers at the Society for ... , Congenital heart block (CHB) is present at or ... the upper to the lower chambers. CHB carries a ...
... causes an animal's immune system to produce antibodies that ... reproductive process. The antibodies can act against sperm, eggs ... production of sperm and ova. , Proponents ... years ago, regard it as more humane than the ...
... an unusual high-energy state produced in single nucleotides -- the ... ultraviolet (UV) light. , This is the first time scientists ... so called because it cannot be detected by fluorescence techniques ... UV light. , The study suggests that DNA employs ...
Cached Biology News:Manipulating nature: Scientists query wildlife birth-control method 2New study sheds light on 'dark states' in DNA 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015 AACC welcomed thousands of medical ... Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in ... meeting showcased revolutionary advancements in clinical testing technology ... providers to diagnose patients quickly and accurately and ... As of Wednesday, July 29, more ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... TX, USA (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 ... ... and microsystems, has appointed Francois Vieillard as Sales & Marketing Director. , ... positions, Francois Vieillard will be responsible for reinforcing Tronics’ business development activities worldwide. ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015 ... by Product (Software, Molecular Modeling, PB/PK, PKPD, Trial Design, ... & Development, Preclinical, Clinical Trial), by End Users - ... Market is expected to reach USD 2,107.99 million by ... CAGR of 15.29%. Browse more than ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015   Aratana Therapeutics, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative ... its strategic partner VetStem Biopharma, Inc. has shared ... AT-016, an adipose-derived allogeneic stem cell product exclusively ... pain in dogs. The double-blinded, multi-site, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 2Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 3Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 4Tronics appoints Francois Vieillard as Sales and Marketing Director 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 3Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 5
... Clinicians now have a new tool to help diagnose symptomatic ... of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world. ... Dickinson and Company), announced today that it received U.S. Food ... automated molecular tests to detect and differentiate HSV types 1 ...
... Calif., March 28, 2011 BioMarin Pharmaceutical ... announced that Jean-Jacques Bienaime, Chief Executive Officer ... and webcast on Thursday, April 28, at ... 2011 financial results.U.S. / Canada Dial-in Number: ...
... 28, 2011 The Japanese nuclear crisis has caused ... shortages not only in Japan, but as far away ... potassium iodide does not provide generalized radiation protection because ... being bombarded with orders as the radiation hysteria mounts. ...
Cached Biology Technology:BD Diagnostics Receives FDA Clearance for First Fully Automated Molecular Assays for HSV1 and HSV2 from Clinician-Collected External Anogenital Lesion Specimens 2BioMarin to Host First Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. ET 2Shortages of Potassium Iodide as Radiation Panic Drives Demand 2
... Tecans MiniPrep series of robotic workstations is ... The MiniPrep is the ideal automation platform ... of routine laboratory procedures, improving throughput, process ... Gemini for MiniPrep software allows you to ...
... The UltraClean GelSpin Kit utilizes a silica based ... gels. After electrophoresis, the desired DNA band is ... in the spin filter unit. The gel slice ... salt. Then the DNA is bound to the ...
... Rabbit polyclonal to HDAC4 - ChIP ... the class II mammalian histone deacetylases, which ... C-terminal sequence is highly similar to the ... other deacetylases, shuttles between the nucleus and ...
... pACHLT-A-BFP Baculovirus Transfer Vector is a derivative of ... gene for blue fluorescent protein (BFP), followed by ... (MCS).,Foreign genes are expressed as BFP-6xHis fusion proteins ... enzyme,sites (EcoR I, Stu I, Sac I, Not ...
Biology Products: