Nanoparticles reduce herpes symptoms | Yale Daily News

By |July 16th, 2014|

Yale researchers have developed nanoparticle technology that could one day cure herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2.

Mark Saltzman, chair of the biomedical engineering department of the Yale School of Medicine, and researchers in his laboratory have been working to develop nanoparticles to decrease symptom severity and boost survival rates of mice with HSV-2. Saltzman […]

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Carl Sandler: A Pill to Prevent HIV

By |July 16th, 2014|

Last week a friend posted on Facebook: “It’s been an interesting life. HIV + (positive). 10/9/2012.” He is 24.

Later, I asked my young friend if he had heard of Truvada, the drug recently approved by the FDA for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, against HIV. It’s a pill to prevent HIV transmission. Like most […]

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Mystery Monkey tests positive for herpes B – Tampa Bay Times

By |July 16th, 2014|

Cornelius, formerly known as the Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay, has tested positive for the herpes B virus.

Wildlife officials on Thursday received test results from blood that was drawn last week when the wild rhesus macaque was captured in a neighborhood near Lake Maggiore.

The results show Cornelius is healthy, but carries herpes B, a common […]

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Suspect to date rape victim: I just gave you HIV | KMOV.com St. Louis

By |July 16th, 2014|

HOUSTON – A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday on a charge that he sexually assaulted a man he met in northeast Houston over the summer. He also told the victim he had just infected him with HIV, according to court documents.

Jason B. Jackson, of Houston, is charged with sexual assault of an adult and is […]

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HPV tied to throat cancers: study | Yahoo! Health

By |July 16th, 2014|

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A sexually transmitted infection usually thought of in connection to cervical cancer is also tied to a five times greater risk of cancer of the vocal chords or voice box, a new report suggests.

Combining the results of 55 studies from the past two decades, Chinese researchers found 28 percent of […]

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STD cases are on the rise in Minnesota and North Dakota | WDAY | Fargo, ND

By |July 16th, 2014|

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) — A shocking one in every four teenage girls now has at least one sexually transmitted disease, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control.

North Dakotans and Minnesotans have seen huge jumps in chlamydia and gonorrhea infections, with nearly half of them coming from young people.

Fresonke: “it’s a […]

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CDC report highlights some STDs on the rise | Fox News

By |July 16th, 2014|

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates certain sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in some groups.

“STDs continue to threaten the health and well-being of millions of Americans,” said Hillard Weinstock, one of the authors of “2011 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance” report in USA Today.

Of particular concern was […]

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Could Facebook reveal which of your friends has an STD? | Fox News

By |July 15th, 2014|

Can the social network help prevent social diseases?

A University of North Carolina researcher thinks online social networks like Facebook have tremendous potential for halting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). He envisions an app that could alert you to your risk of catching one based on its prevalence among your friends, according to an […]

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HIV incidence among adults and adolescents in the United States

By |July 15th, 2014|

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released estimates of HIV incidence among adults and adolescents in the United States for the years 2007-2010. These estimates, published in the online HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report, show that while the epidemic has been relatively stable overall at 50,000, per year, there are noteworthy findings among […]

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