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Internet remedies for STIs pose significant public health hazard

People with sexually transmitted infections are putting themselves at risk by buying treatments over the internet, according to new research by the University of East Anglia. Less than a quarter of internet vendors gave information on potential side effects of their treatments. They also failed...

Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs

Behavioral counseling needs to go beyond merely urging safe sex practices, study says THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls treated for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) become highly vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sometimes just weeks or months aft...

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

...they hypothesize that other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may create similar cellular environments conducive to HIV infection, explaining why stis in general are a risk factor for acquiring HIV. ...

Risky sexual behavior among male clients of Tijuana sex workers heightens risk of HIV transmission

...IV-infected. "Male clients of female sex workers in the San Diego-Tijuana border region act as a bridge that can potentially transmit HIV and other stis to sex partners, including their wives," said co-author Manual Gallardo, M.D, Patronato Pro-COMUSIDA in Tijuana. "However, given that only 59% of clie...

Valuable New Resources for Treating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

...o become informed and get STD testing. The additions will help people become involved partners in their own health care.” “While some stis cause relatively minor symptoms, many can result in serious complications,” states Dr. Swierzewski. More than 13 million people are infected wit...

Female Health Company Receives FDA Approval for FC2 Female Condom(R)

... on changing patterns in the incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other stis and the rates of unintended pregnancy suggest that there is an unmet need f...pment of the FC2 Female Condom to expand access to women at risk of HIV and stis by significantly lowering the cost of the product. FHC has succeeded in re...

Inverness Medical Innovations Presents the pima(TM) Point-of-Care CD4 Instrument at ICASA 2008

...ment with CD4 application will be launched to select markets in mid 2009. Inverness has featured the product at the 15th Annual Conference on AIDS and stis (ICASA) in Dakar, Senegal on December 3-7, 2008. Information on the system can also be found on the product website at www.pimatest.com . In th...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes Unanimously that FC2 Female Condom(R) is Approvable

...1 Female Condom, was developed to expand access to women at risk of HIV and stis by lowering the cost of the product through the introduction of a more effi... the U.S. Unintended pregnancy and the transmission of HIV and other stis remain significant public health challenges in the U.S. According to the C...

Alcohol advice needs to play a greater role in sex education for teenagers

...e is a time of sexual vulnerability" says Dr Hayter. "The UK certainly reflects this trend and has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies and stis in Europe. In some areas it is common to see pregnancy rates of up to 19 per 1000 in the 13-16 age group." Distinct trends can also be seen from t...

Potential Brain Cancer Drug for Children May Damage Bones

...rug, which acts on different biological pathways than HhAntag does, has not been associated with any developmental defects in children. However, other stis are currently in pediatric clinical trials. His team's new findings, says Curran, raise a strong caution. "While it is not clear that the bone def...
STIs in Biological News

American Society for Microbiology honors Walter Stamm

...e is recognized as a leader in the antimicrobial therapy of urinary tract infections and has written guidelines for the therapy of chlamydia and other stis for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Stamm has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, about 100 book chapters, and 11 books, mos...

Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection

...these medications. Understanding how T. vaginalis causes infection and developing methods to prevent it could also help curb the transmission of other stis often found in connection with trichomoniasis, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to the researchers. "Although trichomoniasis is very ...

Distinguishing friend from foe in the battle against cancer

... a so-called signal transduction inhibitor or STI, a small molecule that stifles inappropriate growth signals sent by mutant proteins in cancer cells. stis may look like overnight successes, but they are actually the result of decades of hard work. "We have been working for 35 years looking at mechani...

New HIV study identifies high-risk subgroups of adolescents

...d infections (STIs). In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 50 percent of new HIV infections and two-thirds of new stis each year are diagnosed among those 25 years or younger, and three million adolescents are infected yearly with STIs. Determining factors associat...

MetaChip provides quick, efficient toxicity screening of potential drugs

...bicides to be tested are PRO 2000 and BufferGel. Produced by Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA, PRO 2000 has shown activity against HIV and other stis in both laboratory and animal testing. It is believed to act by inhibiting the entry of HIV and other pathogens into body cells. BufferGel, a product ...

International trial of two microbicides begins

...bicides to be tested are PRO 2000 and BufferGel. Produced by Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA, PRO 2000 has shown activity against HIV and other stis in both laboratory and animal testing. It is believed to act by inhibiting the entry of HIV and other pathogens into body cells. BufferGel, a product ...
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