Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant

Study finds low level shedding may be continuous, infection state unclear (Source: Fertility News – Doctors Lounge)
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Herpes Virus Shedding Studied With Mathematical Model

People infected with herpes simplex virus 2 experience almost constant releases of small numbers of viruses from the neurons that host them into the genital tract, which may make prevention of person-to-person transmission difficult, according to a mathematical model of HSV-2 behavior described in a paper published online Nov. 18 in Science Translational Medicine. (Source: Modern Medicine)
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Circumcision and Risk of Sexually Transmissible Infections in a Community-Based Cohort of HIV-Negative Homosexual Men in Sydney, Australia.

Conclusions. These are the first prospective data obtained from homosexual men to assess circumcision status as a risk factor for STIs. Circumcised men were at reduced risk of incident syphilis but no other prevalent or incident STIs. Circumcision is unlikely to have a substantial public health impact in reducing acquisition of most STIs in homosexual men. PMID: 19911990 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: Herpes)
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New ring can diagnose sexually transmitted diseases in a single test

A ring with the ability to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis was designed by the Mexican Ernesto Rodríguez Leal.
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Researcher documents gender, class bias in enforcement of quarantine law

As the World War I military draft brought to the forefront the high rate of venereal disease among the civilian population, states began to enact measures to quarantine people and begin forms of…
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Adverse effects of common prostate enlargement and hair growth drugs: A review

Twenty-five percent of men currently taking Finasteride or Dutasteride, popularly known as Proscar and Avodart, for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement (BPH), appear not to benefit from…
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Research advances potential for test and vaccine for genital and oral herpes

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities and the National Institutes of Health. The work may also lead to the development of a vaccine that protects against the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! – Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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Research Advances Potential for a Globally Accurate Diagnostic Test and Vaccine for Genital and Oral Herpes – 8/11/15

Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses (HSV), according to researchers at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
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Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant

Title: Genital Herpes May Never Go DormantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/18/2009 4:10:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2009 (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
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Blockbuster vaccines on horizon for AIDS, Alzheimer’s, herpes

Malaria. Tuberculosis. Alzheimer’s disease. AIDS. Pandemic flu. Genital herpes. Urinary tract infections. Grass allergies. Traveler’s diarrhea. You name it, the pharmaceutical industry is working on a vaccine to prevent it. Many could be on the market in… (Source: OrlandoSentinel: Medical Research)
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