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Syphilis uncovered

...of illness and death around the world. People with syphilis lesions are also at higher risk of HIV infection.Syphilis can be treated with injections of penicillin or other antibiotics. In addition, the disease is difficult to diagnose and often repeated blood tests are needed.Until now scientists have been u...

Circumcision More Effective In Reducing The Risk Of HIV Protection

...ther sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, syphilis or gonorrhea. However, uncircumcised men were more likely to have a genital ulcer at the beginning of the study and at follow-up visits. All of the 2,298 men in the study were HIV-negative when they were first assessed. Investigators conclude sayin...

Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Gay Men On The Rise

...Herald indicates that in 1998 only eight cases of syphilis in Broward County and 38 in Miami-Dade were reported. However last year, that was up to 253 cases in Broward and 227 cases in Miami-Dade....

Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey

... aspect of the survey was the continued decline in syphilis prevalence, which has fallen from 11 percent in 1998 to 1.6 percent last year. (New Extract: IANS) Further Information on AIDS from Medindia AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) "AIDS is an epidemic disease, a potentially p...

"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

... published account of condoms in Europe during the syphilis epidemic. Gabrielle Fallopius described linen sheath that he said would provide the necessary protection against the disease. Its use for birth control was only realized later!! 1700’s - Condoms made out of animal intestines were available. As they...

Historic Increase In Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Scotland

...the diagnoses in women. The number of new cases of syphilis went up to 189, and a 10% increase was noted in th...re is also a parallel increase in the incidence of syphilis and lymphogranuloma venereum, amongst gay men that is proof enough for evidence of high-risk behavio...

FDA needs to be more vigilant in monitoring, tissue banks.

... a Nassau woman has stated that she had contracted syphilis after the bone graft that she received during a back surgery at Franklin Hospital Medical Center. She also received a letter from the FDA and then found out that she may have received improperly screened tissue from the Regeneration Technologies, ...

Exposure to hazardous tissue, a fear of 21 Windsor surgery patients

...ere unscreened for HIV 1 and 2, hepatitis B and C, syphilis and human T-cell lymphotropic virus, or HTLV I and II. The incident has been taken very seriously and all patients were personally notified. Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital has offered health screening tests and follow-up aid to some family physicians o...

Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Soar In North UK

... average of 2 percent. The number of patients with syphilis increased by 40 percent, while that of highly infectious chlamydia jumped by 30 percent. The Journal says that it is very difficult for patients to get appointments at sexual health clinics. Failure to contain these diseases could very well lead to i...

Oral Sex and Anal Sex More Common in Teens Today

...h several infections, including gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis and the human papillomavirus that has been linked to cervical cancer. Although condoms and other forms of contraception can be used to decrease the health risks of oral sex few teens use them. Erbelding warns that, ‘Clinicians need to routinely ask...

Prostitutes Feared of Spreading Syphilis During World Cup

... catering to World Cup fans in Germany may widen a syphilis outbreak currently confined to a border area in th...ervices. Brockmeyer blamed the current spread of syphilis in the western cities of Cologne and Aachen on a 2001 law change that ended compulsory medical exami...

Sexually Transmitted Infections Boom In UK

...eport said. The maximum increase was reported in syphilis cases at 23 percent, but Chlamydia, genital warts and herpes also increased significantly. However new cases of gonorrhea fell by 13 percent. The highest increase again was seen in the 16 to 24 age group. HPA infections expert Professor Peter Borrie...

Syphilis on the Rise

...hroat. After a few months or years later tertiary syphilis develops which destroys part of the nervous system...s always been associated with travel. The rates of syphilis increased during war, when a large number of lusty but bored men were separated from their women and...

China Bans Illegal Stem Cell Collection, Transplantation

... by blood transmission, including AIDS, hepatitis, syphilis and malignant tumours. Stem cells of donors with positive test results must not be used for stem cell transplants. The new rule on stem cells comes after China banned alleged rampant trade in human organs early this month. Source:PTI News...

HIV Prevalence in South Africa May be on Decline

...natal care for the first time, to estimate HIV and syphilis prevalence in the country. The Department said, the provincial estimates remain similar to the 2004 trends and the age estimates show that participants in the 20 to early 30 year age groups continue to have the highest infection rates. Source:PTI N...

Risk of Death Greater With Low Literacy Levels

...h the United States Public Health Service withheld syphilis treatment from a group of 399 African-American men for 40 years, from 1932 to 1972. "A history like that is not going to engender an atmosphere of trust and openness," she says, noting that the study could not assess the affects of potential mistrust...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Soaring Due To Unsafe Sex

.... Numbers of people who have tested positive for syphilis and gonorrhea have also double d in different parts of Australia in the last decade. New HIV Infections reported during the last five years has drastically increased by a whopping forty per cent, according to a survey report prepared by the Nationa...

Risk of STD Lowered with Circumcision

... found that circumcision reduces the rates of HIV, syphilis and genital ulcers, the results are more mixed for other STDs. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics the evidence is "complex and conflicting," and therefore concludes that, at present, the evidence is insufficient to support routine neon...

More Men Prompted for Syphilis Tests

...d for syphilis, was associated with an increase in syphilis tests. The cartoons placed in a gay newspaper, a...ely than those unaware to have tested recently for syphilis and to have greater knowledge about syphilis. This effect was sustained for almost three years. "O...

‘Healthy Penis’ Ad Campaign-A Succes!

...ealth launched //a novel ad campaign to popularize syphilis testing. In the above said campaign, a cartoon p...ials acclaim Healthy Penis, had a hand in reducing syphilis infections in the Bay Area over the past four years. PRI...

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