Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Cheaters worse than swingers for condom use
(18 June 2012)
People who were sexually unfaithful without their partner's knowledge were less likely to practice safe sex than those who had other sexual relationships with their partner's consent, say researchers looking into safe sex trends...
HPV infection much higher among men
(30 January 2012)
Men are significantly more likely than women (10 percent vs 4 percent) to be carrying an oral HPV infection...
New gonorrhea strain resistant to all antibiotics
(11 July 2011)
A super strain of gonorrhea is likely to transform a common and once easily treatable infection into a global threat to public health...
Herpes vaccine hamstrung by African strains of virus
(26 April 2011)
Researchers working on a vaccine say that strains of genital herpes in Africa are far more virulent than those in the United States...
Many unaware of their herpes infection
(13 April 2011)
A European study of patients attending sexual health clinics found just four-out-of-ten patients with genital herpes actually knew they had the disorder...
Old folk remedy could treat herpes
(23 February 2011)
For centuries the plant tansy has been used as a folk remedy, and now scientists believe the plant may be beneficial as a treatment for herpes...
Majority of sexually active young adults infected with HPV
(18 January 2010)
Medicos say that more than half of young adults in sexual relationships are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV)...
Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea increasing in Canada
(9 February 2009)
The prevalence of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea in Canada is increasing rapidly...
Big increase in hetero anal sex worries health experts
(8 December 2008)
The incidence of heterosexual anal sex among young adults has doubled in ten years, prompting a cautionary message from health authorities...
STDs Skyrocketing In Elderly
(30 June 2008)
Thanks to a laissez faire attitude towards condom use, rates of sexually transmitted infections have doubled among men aged 45 and over, and experts say the problem is likely to worsen...
The Origins Of Syphilis
(26 May 2008)
Syphilis wasn't the first venereal disease Europeans suffered from. Gonorrhea, herpes and chlamydia had all been making the rounds since before recorded history began. But none of these diseases had the devastating effect that syphilis did when it hit Europe for the first time...
Question Mark Over Condoms Preventing Non-HIV STDs
(25 January 2008)
Consistent condom use can reduce the spread of HIV, but are they the answer to rising rates of other sexually transmitted infections, questions a new review...
HPV - Warts And All
(30 October 2006)
Men are the Typhoid Marys of cervical cancer. We carry the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes genital warts which in turn, can lead to cancer of the cervix. Even worse, there is evidence that prostaglandin, a hormone found in semen, fuels the growth of cervical cancer...
Herpes Can Be Helpful
(16 May 2007)
The herpes virus appears to alter the immune system, allowing the body to better fight-off various types of harmful bacteria...
Syphilis Infection Rate Continues To Rise
(29 April 2007)
The last ten years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of cases of syphilis among gay and bisexual men...
Cartoons Boost Syphilis Testing
(1 January 2007)
Researchers say that an innovative cartoon campaign in San Francisco was successful in increasing syphilis awareness and testing for the disease...
Herpes Turnaround Surprises Experts
(28 August 2006)
The increasing number of cases of herpes simplex-2 in the United States appears to have been reversed, with a reported decrease in the number of people with the virus in recent years...
When Circumcision Was The Cure For Everything
(22 May 2006)
While mandated for Jews under God's law and for Muslims under the rationale that Mohammed had it done, various attempts have been made to apply a more logical rationale to circumcision. Maimonides, the 12th century Jewish theologian, argued that circumcision was necessary "to bring about a decrease in sexual intercourse and a weakening of the organ." But it wasn't until the 19th century that Dr. Louis Sayre single-handedly established circumcision as the cure-all for a multitude of diseases and ailments...
Back To The Future For Syphilis Research
(18 May 2006)
In something of a re-run of research done 150 years ago, a new study has found that circumcision may offer some protection from syphilis infection...
Risk Of Herpes Increases With Oral Sex
(30 March 2005)
Women who had only receptive oral sex, without vaginal intercourse, were at a ten-fold higher risk of being infected with the herpes virus...
STDs Preferable To Condom Use For Many Men
(26 January 2004)
A significant percentage of men may not be willing to use condoms even after seeking treatment for a sexually transmitted infection...
Herpes Increases Risk Of HIV
(28 November 2001)
Most people who have genital herpes are unaware that the infection dramatically increases their risk of acquiring HIV...
Herpes Associated With Schizophrenia In Offspring
(22 November 2001)
Mothers with a herpes infection at the time of birth are more likely to give birth to children who develop schizophrenia...
STD Rate Nearly 1 In 5 Among Adolescent Females
(11 June 2001)
Researchers found undiagnosed sexually transmitted diseases in 18 percent of teenage girls who provided vaginal samples...
Syphilis Increases Transmission Of HIV
(6 August 2000)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is more easily transmitted to or from people with syphilis. This knowledge could lead to treatments to slow progression of the disease...
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