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Advanced STD programs required

There is always a question of how effective are programs intended to reduce the number of people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. That is the question researchers from Scotland set out to answer in a study reported //in this month's Archives of Internal Medicine. The answer they come up with is, essentially, that it'sdiifficult to say. ....More than 1,500 studies were gathered...

Risk of STD Lowered with Circumcision

Circumcision in men appears to lower the risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, according to the findings of a 25-year study. // ..The November issue of Pediatrics which reports the study suggests that circumcision may lower the risk of acquiring and spreading such infections by up to 50 percent, which would therefore suggest "substantial benefits" for routine neonatal circumcision....

STD Trichomoniasis-Gene of Parasite Decoded

A team of researchers led by Jane Carlton, Ph.D., a parasite specialist and an associate professor in the department of Medical Parasitology at New York University// School of Medicine, have successfully decoded the genome of the parasite causing Trichomoniasis, one of the world's most common STD that usually affects both men and women. ..The study results were published in the Jan.12 issue of...

Doctors Role in Preventing STD

A new study suggests that doctors should advise and persuade patients with sexually transmitted infections to inform their partners and bring// them for check up and treatment. In some severe cases, provide home testing kits or drugs in order to help reduce infection rates. ....Partner notification is an important part of managing most curable sexually transmitted infections, but the stigma atta...

Gonorrhea – Godzilla Of STD

Gonorrhea, the common sexually transmitted disease has evolved to become resistant to all classes of antibiotics save one, say alarmed health professionals. // ..Accordingly, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that it will no longer recommend the use of fluoroquinolones due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains in recent years that subdue them. .. Yet, hope...

New Symptom-free STD on the Rise in US and Australia

A new symptom-free sexually transmitted disease (STD) has surpassed Neisseria gonorrhea in prevalence among young adults in the US. In Australia too it is becoming a big menace, researchers say . ...The new infection is named Mycoplasma genitalium and was first identified in the 1980s. It can cause inflammation of the urethra (the urinary passage from the bladder), in men, and inflammation of th...
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