Improvement in the quality of VMMC made possible through the continuous quality improvement approach

The continuous quality improvement approach was introduced on a pilot basis to 30 sites across UgandaThe continuous quality improvement (CQI) approach was introduced on a pilot basis to 30 sites…
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Breast cancer survivors who experience pain during intercourse may benefit from lidocaine

Dyspareunia, or painful sexual intercourse, is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment due to low estrogenScientists at Oregon Health & Science University report that breast cancer…
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HIV treatment has social and socioeconomic benefits, as well as improved health: Study

New research shows that HIV treatment for illicit drug users improves their social and socioeconomic wellbeing as well as their health.
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The prevalence, incidence and risk factors of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among pregnant Zimbabwean women followed up nine months after childbirth

Conclusions: Incidence of HSV-2 after childbirth is high and the period between late pregnancy and six weeks after childbirth needs to be targeted for prevention of primary HSV-2 infection to avert possible neonatal infections. (Source: BMC Women’s Health – Latest articles)
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Transgender children do not have hormone imbalance, study finds

Researchers conducting a prospective study of transgender youth have discovered that transgender youth have hormone levels consistent with their birth-assigned genders.
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Estradiol Limits Viral Replication Following Intravaginal Immunization Leading to Diminished Mucosal IgG Response and Non-sterile Protection Against Genital Herpes Challenge

Conclusion The results show that estradiol leads to limited viral replication and diminished mucosal IgG response, resulting in non-sterile immune protection against genital herpes infection. (Source: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology)
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Stanford researchers link HIV susceptibility to little-understood immune cell class

High diversity among certain cells that help fight viruses and tumors is strongly associated with the likelihood of subsequent infection by HIV, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers…
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New study looks at sexual risk-taking for women on vacation

A study investigating women’s perceptions and motivations toward sexual risk-taking on vacation suggests that the US may be lagging behind when it comes to sexual health education.
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Expression and characterization of the gD protein of HSV-2 fused to the tetramerization domain of the transcription factor p53

Publication date: Available online 21 July 2015 Source:Protein Expression and Purification Author(s): M. Pérez-Hernández, I. Gadea, J.M. Escribano, E. Tabarés, S. Gómez-Sebastián The highly immunogenic glycoprotein D (gD) of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is a very important element for entry of this virus into host cells. These characteristics have made this protein a very interesting HSV-2 subunit vaccine candidate. Despite efforts to prevent genital herpes using gD-based subunit vaccines, to date, clinical trials using this antigen have failed...

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Herpes medication does not reduce risk of HIV transmission, UW-led international study finds

A five-year international multi-center clinical trial has found that acyclovir, a drug widely used as a safe and effective treatment taken twice daily to suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which is the most common cause of genital herpes, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by people infected with both HIV and HSV-2. The results of the study are published in the New England Journal of Medicine online today, and will appear in the Feb. 4, 2010 issue of the publication. (Source: uwnews.org | Health and Medicine)
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