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Keep abreast with all the newest reports and studies about the various Sexually Transmitted Diseases and also ways to prevent or manage them.
Source: Epstein-Barr Virus  May 31, 2020  1 month ago
Epstein-Barr Virus: Medical researchers from University of Utah Health Sciences have discovered that the Epstein-Barr virus which causes mononucleosis and is linked to the development of several cancers utilized a unique strategy to survive. The virus seizes and takes the reins of its host's cellular processes to make copies of itself and to prioritize the production of its own proteins over ...
Source: HPV  May 21, 2020  2 months ago
HPV: Medical researchers from Queensland University Of Technology-Australia have developed the world’s first saliva test for detecting oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus-16 or HPV-16 .   The new diagnostics is able to detect such cancer even in asymptomatic individuals.   The research findings and the development of the new saliva based diagnostics has been publi...
Source: Herpes Research  May 10, 2020  2 months ago
Herpes Research: A medical research team from Aarhus University, University of Oxford, and University of Gothenburg, led by first author Dr Chiranjeevi Bodda from Dr Søren Paludan's lab at Aarhus University have discovered a molecular mechanism that helps Herpes simplex virus  or HSV1 infect the brain. The research findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM...
Source: STD News  May 01, 2020  2 months ago
Syphilis that is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum has been found by researchers from University Of Washington, Seattle to be able to escape eradication by the human immunity system by shuffling DNA in and out of one of its gene.   The research finding may help explain how syphilis can hide in the body for decades, thereby frustrating the immune system’s attempts to...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  8 months ago
A new study published in the Cochrane Library  provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men. Human Papillomavirus is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract in both women and men globally. Most people who have sexual contact will be exposed to HPV at some point in their l...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 16, 2019  8 months ago
Medical researchers from Danish SSI and Imperial College London have recently published promising results from the first clinical trials of a vaccine against chlamydia. This represents a significant step toward a preventative treatment for the world’s most common sexually transmitted bacterial disease.   Currently, chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 15, 2019  8 months ago
Researchers from Cornell University lead by Dr. Luis M. Schang has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection. The ever prevalent herpes virus causes cold sores and genital sores, as well as life-threatening infections in newborns, encephalitis and corneal blindness. Treatment of the virus is difficu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  8 months ago
A medical research team from The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has developed the first prototype vaccine candidate for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that affects men and women. Untreated, gonorrhea can cause infertility in women and also a host of other long term medical complications and issues.   Dr Peter A...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  9 months ago
In a major breakthrough research, medical scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine have discovered a function in a pro-inflammatory protein that could play an important part in improving current and future therapeutics for the herpes virus. The research study, published in the Journal of Immunology, investigated whether the protein IL-36g is an essential component of the immu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 21, 2019  10 months ago
-Sexually Transmitted HPV On A Tenfold Increase Worldwide -80% percent of Males And 60% Of Females Have No Knowledge About What Is HPV -940 Million People Worldwide Carrying HPV (Figures Collated From CDC, WHO, NHS etc) -More Than 4.1 Million People Developed HPV Related Cancers In 2018. -More Younger Adults Are Dying From HPV Cancers Such As Cervix Cancer, Oral Cancer, Penile Cancer and Anal Canc...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 20, 2019  10 months ago
For decades, health professionals have assumed that the Papillomavirus is strictly a sexually transmitted disease. However a recent study by medical researchers from Pennsylvania State University showed that  animal strains of the papillomaviruses could be transferred by blood to their respective hosts. And as there is negligible differences between human and animal strains of the papillomavi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 16, 2019  1 year ago
The WHO has warned that dating apps and sexual health stigma are adding to more than a million new STD infections daily and driving a surge of untreatable superbug strains.There are currently more than 376 million new diagnoses a year of STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis among people under 50.   While most of these infections are treatable,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  May 18, 2019  1 year ago
The bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is sexually transmitted and can cause inflammation of the urinary and genital tracts in men and women. This germ may also be linked to other problems, including some cases of arthritis and, in women, pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. MG appears to be spread by unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, as it can be detected in fluid sa...
Source: University Of Michigan  Apr 12, 2019  1 year ago
Human papillomavirus infection rates are increasing in women born after 1980 who did not receive the HPV vaccine—putting them at higher risk for HPV-related cancers, according to a University of Michigan study. While more than 90 percent of HPV-related cancers are preventable, HPV causes more than 40,000 cases of cancer in the United States each year and about 1.8 million cases globally, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 02, 2019  1 year ago
Siriraj Hospital in Thailand, lead by Dr Vuthinun Achariyapota announced at the recent Society Of Gynecologic Cancers (SGO) Annual Meeting 2019 in Hawaii of a new novel approach of detecting HPV via urine samples. HPV Virus   The group from Siriraj Hospital initially conducted a study from a sample size of about 96 women. In the study, two methods of detecting high-grade squamous intraepit...
Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham  Mar 02, 2019  1 year ago
In a paper recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers examined the effect of vaginal tenofovir 1 percent gel use on the risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2. The study was conducted through a secondary analysis of data from the VOICE study. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in six Americans ages 14 to 49 ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2019  1 year ago
Updated treatment guidelines and the availability of the ResistancePlus GC test for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, from SpeeDx Inc, Sydney, Australia, are making it possible for some UK patients with gonorrhea to be treated with the cheap and easily-administered oral antibiotic ciprofloxacin.    Ciprofloxacin was the first-line antibiotic of choice for uncomplicated gonorrhea in the ...
Source: University Of Waterloo  Feb 07, 2019  1 year ago
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. Chlamydia in a human cell. The new treatment differs from the traditional anti-biotic treatment as it is a type of gene therapy that is delivered via nanotechnology and is showing a 65 per cent success rate in preventing c...
Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2019  1 year ago
An often-overlooked type of STD, oral gonorrhea presents a challenge for healthcare in Thailand and globally. The threat this bacterial infection poses is not limited to the disease itself – there are large-scale public health issues related both to long-term inflammation by an infection in the throat or mouth left untreated and to the wrongful prescription of certain antibiotics that give r...
Source: The Wellcome Trusts  Jan 27, 2019  1 year ago
New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. Already the infection rates are steadily increasing and worst in Asia, where a lot of people are not even aware of themselves contracting these infections or lack access to proper diagnostics or treatments and also complacency among doctors...
Source: Johns Hopkins University   Jan 01, 2019  2 years ago
A new test for chlamydia can provide results within 30 minutes, potentially speeding up the start of treatment, researchers say.   The rapid test for the sexually transmitted disease means patients can receive treatment immediately, instead of having to wait for a follow-up appointment. This could help reduce the spread of the disease, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Universit...
Source: University Of Connecticut  Nov 06, 2018  2 years ago
Despite efforts to eradicate it, syphilis is on the rise. Until now, most health agencies focused on treating infected people and their sex partners but new discoveries may make a vaccine possible. Syphilis Bacteria The World Health Organization estimates that 40.7 million people between the ages of 15 and 49 had syphilis in 2017, and about 7.6 million people contract it every year. In the U.S....
Source: The University of Manchester  Oct 25, 2018  2 years ago
What causes Alzheimer's disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores can also cause Alzheimer's -- and new data which show antiviral drugs drastically reduce risk of senile dementia in patients with severe herpes infections. The revie...
Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)  Sep 06, 2018  2 years ago
Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). This threatens the effectiveness of the currently recommended dual therapy regimen for gonorrhoea. Overall, the rates of resistance to cefixime, ceftriax...
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Aug 28, 2018  2 years ago
Despite rising vaccination rates, cancers related to human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted infection, are on the rise in the United States, particularly cancers of the head, neck and throat, officials said Thursday.       In men, most of the increase was in head, neck and throat cancers, while in women, cases of HPV-related anal cancer rose, according to a report ...
Source: Cancer Research UK  Aug 08, 2018  2 years ago
It's nearly a decade since the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was first introduced in the UK to help protect against the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. But until now, it has only been routinely offered to girls.   Today, the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that adolescent boys should now also receive the vaccine.    ...
Source: Multiple  Jul 22, 2018  2 years ago
For patients with the herpes simplex-1 virus (HSV-1), there are just a handful of drugs available to treat the painful condition that can affect the eyes, mouth and genitals. If patients develop resistance to these drugs, there are even fewer choices left to treat the infection, which lasts for life.   BX795   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have now identified a ...
Source: University of Connecticut   Jul 21, 2018  2 years ago
Despite efforts to eradicate it, syphilis is on the rise. Until now, most health agencies focused on treating infected people and their sex partners but new discoveries may make a vaccine possible, UConn Health researchers report.   The World Health Organization estimates that 10.7 million people between the ages of 15 and 49 had syphilis in 2012, and about 5.6 million people cont...
Source: Multiple  Jul 20, 2018  2 years ago
Chlamydia trachomatis is the main cause of sexually transmitted diseases. More than 131 million people are infected with this bacterium worldwide. If detected at an early stage and treated with antibiotics the infection with Chlamydia can be treated very well. However, infections with Chlamydia develop often without symptoms therefore in many cases remain unnoticed. This promotes the spread o...
Source: Multiple  Jul 19, 2018  2 years ago
Researchers have identified a protein that powers the virulence of the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, opening the possibility of a new target for antibiotics and, even better, a vaccine.  The microbe, Neisseria gonorrhoeae   The findings, published today in PLOS Pathogens, are especially important since the microbe, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is considered a "superbug" be...
Staff Writer, TMN  Jul 12, 2018  2 years ago
The infection can be mistaken for chlamydia, but it's become resistant to traditional antibiotic treatments.     Doctors are warning about a sexually transmitted infection that could become the next hard-to-treat superbug, thanks to its increasing resistance to traditional antibiotics. They say that the infection, called Mycoplasma genitalium(also known as M. genital...

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