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Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2. Scientists have uncovered details of an immune-ce...

Female genital mutilation among Israel's Negev Bedouins has virtually disappeared -- BGU study

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL February 20, 2009 A follow-up study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer-Sheva has determined that the once prevalent custom of female genital mutilation (FGM) among Israel's Bedouin population in the Negev has virtually disappeared. The findings...

HIV Can Penetrate a Woman's Healthy Genital Skin

Study finds virus can reach immune cells in just 4 hours TUESDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new route of male-to-female transmission of HIV -- in which the virus can travel through healthy genital skin to reach immune cells in just four hours -- has been identified by U.S. research...

Plastic Surgery Journal Shows New Groundbreaking Genital Cosmetic Procedure for Women to be Successful

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- One of America's leading plastic surgeons, Dr. Gary Alter, proves that his groundbreaking technique for inner vaginal lip reduction known as the "'Alter' V Technique" is safe and effective. His study is published in the December 2008 issue of Plastic & Reco...

Cosmetic Genital Surgery may Be Fuelling Womens Insecurity About Their Bodies

Cosmetic genital surgery may be fuelling womens insecurity about their body and their body parts, argue two senior doctors in this weeks BMJ. They believe that women should be warned about the risks of cosmetic genital surgery, and that alternative solutions to concerns about the appearanc...

Women - More Likely to Die of Genital Nonmelanoma

Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a group of viruses commonly linked to the sexually transmitted disease known as genital HPV infection, has long been associated with the// development of certain types of cancers – specifically cervical cancer. However, in some cases, HPV can lead to a type of skin cance...

Competitive women cyclists experience reduced genital sensation

Researchers in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine and The Albert Einstein //College of Medicine report that women who are into regular bicycling experienced reduced genital sensation and were more likely to complain of pain in the genitals. ...

HIV Risk Reduced With Male Genital Hygiene

New York: A latest report published in the September issue of Journal of AIDS, has established the importance of ensuring regular genital hygiene in males//, which goes a long way in reducing the risk of contracting HIV infection. Previous studies have shown reduction in HIV rates with male circumc...

FDA Approves Famvir For Genital Herpes

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug called Famvir as a one-day treatment for recurrent genital herpes and cold sores. //The drug is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp and is intended to be taken by people with healthy immune systems. The drug can be consumed as 1,...

Rich Countries Need to Curb Genital Surgery Before Criticizing Traditional Practices

Female genital mutilation (FGM), excision of clitoris is practiced as an initiation rite for women in rich countries without the use of anesthetics. A senior doctor sounds// off that instead of blaming the traditional practice that is going on for generations, sorting out the aesthetic procedure s...

Valtrex Prevents the Need for C-Section among Women Infected With Genital Herpes

Researchers from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center have found a new anti viral drug which prevents the necessity of a caesarean section //in pregnant woman who have a history of genital herpes. The UT Southwestern study is the first large-scale confirmation that the drug vala...

Female Genital Mutilation May Lead To Difficult Childbirth:Rep

Women who have had female genital mutilation (FGM) are significantly more likely to experience difficulties during childbirth //and their babies are more likely to die as a result of the gruesome practice, a new United Nations study has shown. The study, the first to give clear evidence of th...

Girls Who Undergo Genital Mutilation Can Become Infertile

A recent study that appears in the current edition of The Lancet said that girls who undergo genital mutilation might be at high risk from becoming infertile.// Female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced in more than 30 countries. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 132 mi...

New genital gel could empower women against the AIDS epidemic

John Moore of Cornell University in New York and his colleagues are enthused by their finding of a new viral blocker that prevents the virus from burying into human cells. This blocker, in its initial testing in monkeys was found to curb sexual transmission of HIV between monkeys. The new study has...

VivaGel(R) Demonstrates Anti-HIV and Herpes Activity Following Human Administration

...deficiency virus (HIV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV, the virus that causes genital herpes), following vaginal administration in women. The clinical stu...the product. These samples were tested for their ability to prevent HIV and genital herpes (HSV-2) infection of susceptible cells in the laboratory. The...

New Diagnostic Biomarker Test Shows Promise in Monitoring Ovarian Cancer

...ancer death in women. An estimated one in 72 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetimes. It accounts for 31 percent of cancers of the female genital organs. Women who are postmenopausal are at the greatest risk for ovarian cancer. About Abbott Diagnostics Abbott Diagnostics is a gl...

Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk

... News) -- People who use condoms regularly can reduce their risk of getting genital herpes by 30 percent, a new study finds. The herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) causes genital herpes, which is a chronic, lifelong viral infection. Although studies have...

Cancer Endangers Some Wildlife Species

...ve, the study said. PAHs are a known human carcinogen. In addition, virus-induced cancers can affect reproduction in some wildlife species (such as genital tumors in California sea lions) or hamper their feeding or eyesight, the news release noted. More information The American Veterinary Medical ...

First Book Focusing on How "The Secret Pain Women Won't Talk About" Affects Relationships

...include burning, stinging, or stabbing pain in the genital area, urinary urgency, irritable bowel, low back p...include burning, stinging, or stabbing pain in the genital area, urinary urgency, irritable bowel, low back p...ce be lifted and the issues surrounding pelvic and genital pain be taken seriously by the medical community.&...

IU researchers find vibrator use to be common, linked to sexual health

...e so in the past month. Vibrator users were significantly more likely to have had a gynecological exam during the past year and to have performed genital self-examination during the previous month. Vibrator use was positively related to several aspects of sexual function (desire, arousal, lubricati...

JustGetTested.com Offers Fast, Confidential HIV Testing to Mark National HIV Testing Day

...clude fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes, loss of appetite, sore throat, mouth sores, joint pain, diarrhea, fatigue, night sweats, nausea, headaches and genital sores. However, there may be no symptoms at all. Although there is no cure for HIV, early detection allows for treatment with anti-viral therapies. ...

The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

...ign argues that painful and medically unnecessary surgery to remove healthy genital tissue from non-consenting baby boys violates medical ethics and human righ...heir newborn sons to painful, risky, irreversible and medically unnecessary genital surgery, parents should ask if they would do the same to their daughters," ...

Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision

...ign argues that painful and medically unnecessary surgery to remove healthy genital tissue from non-consenting baby boys violates medical ethics and human righ...heir newborn sons to painful, risky, irreversible and medically unnecessary genital surgery, parents should ask if they would do the same to their daughters," ...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...d cancers can affect the ability of some wildlife populations to reproduce. genital tumors in California sea lions on North America's western coast occur at mu...d in the coastal waters of South America), are also showing higher rates of genital carcinomas. Other virus-induced cancers can affect the feeding ability ...

BD Announces CE Marking of BD ProbeTec™ Qx Amplified Assays to Improve Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

...ly. The World Health Organization estimates that 92 million new cases of Chlamydia and 62 million new cases of gonorrhea are diagnosed each year.1 genital Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in genitor-urinary medicine clinics in the United Kingdom. In 2006, there were...

Cellular telephones to expand knowledge of health behaviors and microorganisms in adolescent males

...le the researchers to track and evaluate the behavior of the teens. Regular urine tests will be used to identify changes in microorganisms in the male genital tract. "This is a fresh approach to behavioral studies our research group has used for a dozen years involving written daily diary entries used to ...

Newborn weights affected by environmental contaminants

... Montreal, June 15, 2009 Recent epidemiological studies have revealed an increase in the frequency of genital malformations in male newborns (e.g., un-descended testes) and a decrease in male fertility. The role played by the growing presence in our enviro...

Study: Benefit to women not enough to sway men to get HPV vaccine

...d. "Thinking about the benefit to their own health -- protection again rare genital cancers and genital warts -- is all men really need to know; telling them all that extra stuff ...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Not Just for Teens

... new sexual partners around middle age. Their study included more than 3,200 women, aged 24 to 45, with no history of cervical disease or cancer or genital warts caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. The women received either the quadrivalent HPV vaccine, which protects against the four HPV types, or a pl...

Sexually Transmitted HPV Linked to Certain Head & Neck Cancers

... protects against HPV 6, 11, 16 and 18, for females between the ages of 9 and 26, to help prevent cancers of the cervix, vulva, and vagina, as well as genital warts. The FDA has not approved the vaccine for males. The issue of extending approval to males to protect against HPV related cancers is under ...

Valuable New Resources for Treating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

...n (STI) sections. Common STDs include chlamydia , genital herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, and genital warts (HPV). These urologychannel enhancements...nt addition of Questions to Ask Your Doctor about genital Warts, Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Chlamydi...

BioVex To Announce Updated Survival Data From a Phase II Clinical Study of OncoVEX GM-CSF in Metastatic Melanoma at The 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting

...se 3 protocol in head and neck cancer to the FDA under the SPA procedure in the middle of the year. The Company's second program is a vaccine for genital herpes, ImmunoVEX HSV2, which provides complete protection in animal models of the disease. The vaccine has been authorized to commence clinical testi...

Herpes medication does not reduce risk of HIV transmission

...virus-2 (HSV-2), which is the most common cause of genital herpes, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmissi...ection. Multiple studies have shown that frequent genital herpes recurrences increase the amount of HIV in the blood and genital tract. The HIV virus is also shed from...

Chlamydia may play role in a type of arthritis

...stems of the U.S. and other nations, and its impact on those systems may well be significantly underrecognized," the authors state. Most women with genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection have no symptoms at the time of the initial infection; this was also true of the patients in the study who had DNA evi...

Pelvic pain as prevalent in teens as older males, Queen's researchers discover

...nt boys. Chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a urogenital disease associated with persistent and life-altering pelvic and genital pain. This is the first study to estimate the prevalence of CP-like symptoms in adolescent males, and to show the negative impact that pain, urina...

PhRMA Honors Gardasil(r) Researchers With Discoverers Award

....2 billion in 2008. Footnote Gardasil is approved for the prevention of cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers caused by HPV types 16 and 18; genital warts caused by HPV types 6 and 11; and precancerous or dysplastic lesions caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18 in girls and young women nine through ...

Treatment Target for Herpes Pinpointed

...tudy looks specifically at herpes simplex 1, which can cause cold sores and genital lesions. The virus can also cause stromal keritis, the leading cause of inf...ation The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on genital herpes. SOURCES: Nancy Sawtell, Ph.D., researcher,...

Circumcision Guards Against STDs

...e virus that causes herpes went down by 28 percent, and the transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV) -- the virus that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts -- was reduced by 35 percent. In a previous study, the same researchers found that circumcision reduced infection with the HIV virus by 60 pe...

Lumenis(R) UltraPulse CO2 Laser to be Featured on National Television with Live Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) Procedure

... Papules is unknown, although they are more common in men in their twenties and thirties and in men who are uncircumcised. PPP are often mistaken for genital warts and as a result, can cause stress and embarrassment. The UltraPulse CO2 laser provides a quick, painless and permanent solution to PPP. ...

Lumenis(R) UltraPulse CO2 Laser to be Featured on National Television with Live Pearly Penile Papule (PPP) Procedure

... Papules is unknown, although they are more common in men in their twenties and thirties and in men who are uncircumcised. PPP are often mistaken for genital warts and as a result, can cause stress and embarrassment. The UltraPulse CO2 laser provides a quick, painless and permanent solution to PPP. ...
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