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Topical treatment shown to inhibit HIV and herpes simplex virus infection

... the data. "While condoms offer protection against sexually transmitted infections, their effectiveness is limited because they require partner initiation or consent." According to the United Nations' 2004 report on the global AIDS epidemic, an estimated 40 million people worldwide are living with HIV, and w...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

...lex virus, type 2 (HSV-2 ), one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Charu Kaushic, assistant pr...rmones have a profound effect on susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections as well as on the body's defense mechanisms against them." One of the many i...

ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrot's vibrant red colors

... specifically explore the balance of naturally and sexually selected costs and benefits to becoming colorful. "Parrots are unusual among birds, in that they almost without exception display fantastic colors but exhibit very little variation in color within a species ?at least in colors visible to us. Parrots...

Transport System Smuggles Medicines Into Brain

... specifically explore the balance of naturally and sexually selected costs and benefits to becoming colorful. "Parrots are unusual among birds, in that they almost without exception display fantastic colors but exhibit very little variation in color within a species ?at least in colors visible to us. Parrots...

International trial of two microbicides begins

...be applied to the surface of the vagina to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)--will one day be a key tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Women make up nearly half of all people living with HIV worldwide. "The majority of new cases of HIV infection in women result from heterosexual intercourse, bu...

MetaChip provides quick, efficient toxicity screening of potential drugs

...be applied to the surface of the vagina to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)--will one day be a key tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Women make up nearly half of all people living with HIV worldwide. "The majority of new cases of HIV infection in women result from heterosexual intercourse, bu...

The Bacteria's guide to survival

...eria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. By comparing cells infected with normal N. gonorrhoeae to those infected with a mutant strain with defective pili, the researchers found a subset of 52 host genes that had higher activity when the host was infected wit...

Youth With HIV Take More Risks After New Meds Introduced

...roup was in worse health, more likely to have been sexually abused and to be clinically distressed than the pre-HAART group. "Targeted interventions for youth living with HIV that address risk behaviors and aim to improve quality of life are more needed now than ever before," the researchers write. Although...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...for drug use, body piercing or tattooing; * Had a sexually transmitted disease (STD); and/or * Have engaged in sex with multiple partners. People who wish to be tested for HIV/AIDS may contact: * New York State HIV/AIDS Hotline - 1-800-541-AIDS * Spanish - 1-800-233-SIDA * Deaf/TDD - 1-800-369-AIDS * N...

Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV

...emely common, affecting an estimated 80 percent of sexually active adults in their lifetime, in some cases sta...to time constraints, and a reluctance to discuss a sexually transmitted infection with women," said Dr. Beth Jordan, medical director at ARHP. "But because new ...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...ies to determine how best to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in the Americas, Africa, Asia... of supplies to soldiers with non-life-threatening sexually transmitted diseases. Eager to return soldiers to active duty, wartime needs outweighed civilian con...

Cancer drug slows poxvirus in mice

...eat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. ### Refe...

New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners

Effective control of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) requires treatment of the sexual partners of infected patients. A new study shows that providing infected men with antibiotics to give their partners is more effective than traditional means of contacting and treating the ...

Measurement Challenges In Detecting Cancer Biomarkers

Effective control of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) requires treatment of the sexual partners of infected patients. A new study shows that providing infected men with antibiotics to give their partners is more effective than traditional means of contacting and treating the ...

New Finding May Aid Adult Stem Cell Collection

Effective control of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) requires treatment of the sexual partners of infected patients. A new study shows that providing infected men with antibiotics to give their partners is more effective than traditional means of contacting and treating the ...

High rates of sexually transmitted infections found in young drug users

...he infected study participants were aware of their sexually transmitted infection. The study is published in t... Transmitted Infections. "We found a high rate of sexually transmitted infections among the injection and non-injection drug users we recruited, which indicate...

Pregnant women at higher risk for HIV, Uganda study finds

...leagues assessed 2,188 HIV-negative women who were sexually active and were pregnant or breastfeeding, and compared their rates of HIV acquisition to 8,473 women who were neither pregnant nor lactating. They compared the incidence rates of HIV during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the rates during intervals...

Looks matter to female barn swallows

...aired with their original male mate, but they were sexually active with other males. The males with enhanced color fathered a substantially larger percentage of offspring in their second nests. Males whose color was unchanged fathered the same number or fewer chicks than they had in their first nests. "The st...

Mass production of human papillomavirus could lead to gains against cervical cancer

...ists in more than 100 forms, is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection. Transmission of HPV can als...urrently infected with HPV. At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women will acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives. By age 50, at ...

AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS

...of birth control pills; and to a high incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, which inflame the female genital area and provide additional target cells for the virus to infect. Quinn says that eventually societal changes will help, but immediate and faster action requires coordinated efforts to focus on ...

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