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Can menstrual cups help prevent vaginal infections?
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will conduct a study to determine how the use of menstrual cups helps prevent vaginal infections and sexually transmitted infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Domestic violence: a hidden barrier to contraceptive use among women in Nigeria - Bishwajit G, Yaya S.
BACKGROUND: The nonuse of family planning methods remains a major public health concern in the low-and-middle-income countries, especially due to its impact on unwanted pregnancy, high rate of abortion, and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Va... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the effects of an enlarged prostate on sex?
Learn about how benign prostatic hyperplasia can affect sexual function. We look at the effects and treatment options, including surgery, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Malawi:HIV/Aids Clients Receive Art and TB Services Under Tree Sheds
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Kachila Youth Initiative (KAYI) has accused health officials at Mpata and Lupembe health centres in Karonga for providing clients anti-retroviral therapy drugs and Tuberculosis (TB) services under tree sheds and along corridors of the facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Gauteng Health On People Tested for HIV
[Govt of SA] Over 20 million people tested for HIV in Gauteng (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence, sexual autonomy and postpartum STD prevention among young couples: a mediation analysis - Willie TC, Callands TA, Kershaw TS.
CONTEXT: The transition to parenthood is a stressful time for young couples and can put them at risk for acquiring STDs. Mechanisms underlying this risk-particularly, intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual autonomy-have not been well studied. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Namibia:Some HIV Patients Trash ARVs
[New Era] Windhoek -Some people living with HIV and AIDS are a hinderance to government efforts to contain the spread of the virus as they are apparently in the habit of throwing away their antiretroviral therapy tablets. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention
Funding will provide support for education agencies and NGOs to help school districts and schools develop and implement sustainable program activities to: 1) Reduce HIV infection and other STDs among adolescents; and 2) Reduce disparities in risk for HIV infection and other STD infection. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Autonomy and Postpartum STD Prevention Among Young Couples: A Mediation Analysis
CONCLUSIONSFemales' sexual autonomy appears to protect against postpartum STDs for both partners. Future research should explore the efficacy of IPV-informed approaches to improving women's sexual and reproductive health. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Tanzania:'Anti-HIV Adverts Should Be Removed From Zanzibar
[Daily News] CHAKECHAKE lawmaker, Mr Suleiman Sarahani Said has asked the government to abolish anti- HIV adverts from streets, saying it sends a wrong message to tourists and outside boarders. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists identify immune cascade that fuels complications, tissue damage in chlamydia infections
(Harvard Medical School) Research in mice pinpoints immune mechanism behind tissue damage and complications of chlamydia infection, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.Separate immune mechanisms drive bacterial clearance versus immune-mediated tissue damage and subsequent disease.Therapies are needed to avert irreversible reproductive organ damage that can arise as a result of silent infections that go untreated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Contracting an STI could be deadly this Valentine ’s Day
Dr Tina Joshi, a lecturer in molecular microbiology at Plymouth University, spoke of the threat of antibiotic resistance - expected to kill more people than cancer in the next 30 years - in terms of STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take a Number: Herpes Is Slowly Retreating, but the Infection Remains Common
About half of Americans aged 14 to 49 have HSV-1 or HSV-2. The latter, genital herpes, infects twice as many women as men. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Herpes Viruses Sexually Transmitted Diseases Women and Girls Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sex talk: 5 myths you need to drop
No, the 'cherry' doesn't 'pop,' and yes, masturbation is your best friend. In this article, we debunk the top five myths you've probably heard about sex. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Half of Americans have cold sores 12% have genital herpes
Both the typically oral and genital forms of herpes are common STDs that cause lesions which can leave people vulnerable to other infections, like HIV. New CDC data reveal that rates of herpes are finally falling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:How the Placenta Can Shed Light On HIV Mothers and Their Babies
[The Conversation Africa] In many parts of the world, the human placenta (the after birth) is discarded once a baby is born and considered waste. The focus is on the child and the new mother. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fewer Americans Have Herpes, But the Number is Still High
A new federal report reveals some good news about herpes: fewer Americans are getting the virus. However, nearly half of American adults have the first type of herpes simplex virus. According to the new findings, released Wednesday by the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS)—part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—the prevalence of both strains of herpes is down. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) can both cause outbreaks of sores. HSV-1 typically causes cold sores on or around the mouth and is often spread by kissing, and HSV-2 can cause genital outbreaks and is ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized CDC genital herpes healthytime herpes hsv 1 herpes hsv 2 herpes outbreak herpes rates herpes simplex herpes sore NCHS oral herpes percentage of people with herpes public health safe sex sexually transmitted dise Source Type: news

As Newborn Syphilis Cases Rise, Maternal Screening Urged
TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 -- Newborn syphilis cases have shot up in the United States in recent years, so an expert panel is reaffirming the need to screen all pregnant women for the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ethiopia:HIV Prevalence Declines Substantially
[Addis Fortune] The prevalence of HIV AIDS has declined both for women and men in Ethiopia, according to the latest report by the 2016 Ethiopia Demographic& Health Survey (EDHS), launched by the Central Statistics Agency (CSA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:'Panty Condom' Hits Ugandan Market
[Independent (Kampala)] Experts say it is more pleasurable and puts power in the hands of women (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What STIs can you get from oral sex?
It is possible to contract many STIs through oral sex, including herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Learn more about the conditions and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening and Treatment among People Living with or at Risk for HIV
The purpose of this project is to support a single organization that will work collaboratively with HRSA staff to promote clinical service and system-level interventions leading to an increase and/or improvements in the screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among low-income people living with HIV (PLWH) or at risk for HIV who are served by HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and/or Health Center Program. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

STDs and pregnancy: Get the facts
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disclosing sex trading histories to providers: barriers and facilitators to navigation of social services among women impacted by commercial sexual exploitation - Gerassi L, Edmond TE, Fabbre V, Howard A, Nichols AJ.
Sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) can lead to devastating health and mental health consequences for women, such as elevated rates of substance use, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, sexually transmitted infections (S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Nigeria:Poor Funding Hindering Fight Against HIV/Aids in Gombe - Official
[Premium Times] Poor funding is holding back the fight against HIV/AIDS in Gombe State, the state agency for the control of AIDS has lamented. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:We Found Ways to Shorten the Turnaround Time for Diagnosing Babies With HIV
[The Conversation Africa] They say timing is everything. And in sub-Saharan Africa, where roughly a third of untreated HIV infected babies die before they reach the age of one, a timely diagnosis is everything. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia:Ageing Gambians Race for Justice Over Ex-Leader's Fake Aids Cure
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Banjul -The president had found a cure for AIDS. That was the news that reached Ousman Sowe, the head of a Gambian AIDS support network, one day in 2007. He was overjoyed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Site of 1st chlamydia exposure makes big difference
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Exposing the gut to chlamydia protects against subsequent infection in the genital tract and other tissues, researchers from UT Health San Antonio discovered. Chlamydia is the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease and causes infertility, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease if left untreated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Organisation Boosts HIV/Aids Fight With Donations of U.S.$ 31 Millionm Computers
[Citizen] Musoma -The Ariel Glaser Paediatric Aids Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI) has donated 46 computers worth more than Sh70 million to care and treatment centres (CTC) in Mara Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn About Cervical Cancer
-- Cervical cancer starts in the lower part of the woman's womb. Most cases are caused by the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), the U.S. Office on Women's Health says. Some 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer each... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:16,000 HIV Positive in Bauchi Get Treatment
[Daily Trust] Bauchi -The Bauchi State Agency for the control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis/Leprosy and Malaria, (BACATMA) has disclosed that it has provided treatment, care and support to 16,000 HIV positive patients in the state from 2015 to 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health experts urge dentists to question your sexual habits to assess risk of cancer-causing STDs; dental professionals resist
(Natural News) Health experts have come to the conclusion that dentists should participate more in preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) and the cancers that are related to it by possibly asking patients about their sex lives in order to assess said patients’ risk of vulnerability to the disease. Around 79 million Americans are infected by HPV,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:It's Possible to Eliminate Paediatric HIV
[Zimbabwe Standard] Eliminating paediatric HIV is not the work of a day or even a year. It requires concerted efforts on many fronts with government, civic society and citizen leaders all pulling together. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Voluntary 'Cut' Mission Starts On Positive Note
[Daily News] Iramba -THE campaign on voluntary male circumcision that aims at reducing the risk of HIV/Aids infections and other diseases has successfully kicked off in Singida Region, with a high number of people turning out for the free service. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Jake Glaser - a Courageous Campaigner Against HIV
[Citizen] Moshi -It was during a recent visit to Kibosho Designated Hospital for Moshi Rural District, that he would introduce himself to the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Tied to Increased STI Rates Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Tied to Increased STI Rates
The use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV by men who have sex with men (MSM) is associated with increased rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI), researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Protect Patients From a Surge in STDs Protect Patients From a Surge in STDs
The latest surveillance report reveals that sexually transmitted infections are again on the rise.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Careless sex practices may be contributing to female infertility; researchers urge additional testing for Chlamydia
(Natural News) Scientists are being asked to take into consideration a new aspect when it comes to acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STD), mainly in part because there are now forms of STD that can be transmitted even through oral and anal sex. “Does active oral sex contribute to female infertility?” This is the question asked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burkina Faso:GAC and TRP Comment On Global Fund Grants to Burkina Faso
This article provides a summary of the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on all three grants. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:Capacity Issues and Delays in Implementation Plague Otherwise Successful Global Fund Grants to Zambia, OIG Says
[GFO] Despite substantial economic challenges, Zambia has successfully scaled up interventions across the three diseases. Nevertheless, issues concerning the capacity of health workers and the capacity of diagnostic systems have negatively impacted service delivery. As well, there have been delays in the implementation of program activities -- such as multi-drug-resistant TB treatment, mosquito net distribution and indoor residual spraying. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

National STD Curriculum
A free educational site which addresses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of STDs. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex education doesn't reflect real-life realities of lesbian and bisexual girls
(University of British Columbia) Most lesbian and bisexual girls don't know they can get sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from other girls, because sex education is mostly designed for their straight peers. This knowledge gap could be placing them at increased risk for getting STIs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 Demystifying Medicine: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: situation getting worse …and also better
January 23, 2018 4:00-5:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rare case of sexually transmitted Zika reported in LA
In a first for the California county, a Los Angeles woman has contracted Zika by having sex with a man who was infected with the virus. It is rarely sexually transmitted, and women are at worse risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

L.A. County officials confirm first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus
L.A. County officials said Thursday that a woman had been infected with the Zika virus by her partner in the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the county.A man who lives in L.A. County traveled to Mexico and became infected with the Zika virus in early November, and shortly afterward... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

East Africa:EALA Set to Debate Sexual Health Bill
[East African] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is preparing a law to prevent unwanted pregnancies, risky abortions and sexually transmitted infections in East Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Inovio revamps China deal; nets $23M upfront payment
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. entered into an amended agreement Tueday that provides ApolloBio Corp. with the exclusive right to develop and commercialize Inovio's experimental DNA immunotherapy product in and around China. The amended deal covers the rights to Inovio's VGX-3100 product as a potential treatment for pre-cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is the main cause of cervical cancer.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Muslims Top Murewa STIs List - Report
[New Zimbabwe] At least 3 000 cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are recorded in Murewa annually with the Muslim community among those highly affected, a National Aids Council (NAC) research report shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ADHD medications may reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infection
(Elsevier) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of subsequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescent and young adult populations by about three times, reports a study published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Internet-based testing for STIs doubles uptake
Findings from first UK study to compare effect of access to internet-based STI testing against face-to-face appointments Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England Regulator issues warning over unreliable HIV testing kits London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news