13,500 people living with an undiagnosed HIV infection in the UK

According to new figures released on World AIDS Day (WAD) by PHE, an estimated 101,200 people are living with HIV in the UK. Of these more than 13,500 are living with an undiagnosed infection.
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Alternatives to Viagra: Pills, Herbal Remedies, and Other Treatments

Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction, but it is not the only option. Find out more about the medical and herbal alternatives that are available.
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IUD Removal: All You Need to Know

An IUD is an effective form of birth control, but sometimes they need removing. This article looks at when and how this is done, as well as IUD types.
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Viagra may benefit heart health for men with type 2 diabetes

Viagra – a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction – has shown promise for reducing heart attack incidence and death among men with type 2 diabetes.
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Study of patterns of sexually transmitted diseases using a syndromic approach in the era of human immunodeficiency virus from a tertiary care hospital of the Northern India

Conclusion: Viral STIs such as molluscum contagiosum, herpes genitalis, and condylomata acuminata are on the rise among STI/RTI clinic attendees. (Source: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
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Genital infections and risk of premature rupture of membranes in Mulago Hospital, Uganda: a case control study

Conclusion: Trichomonas vaginalis alone, T. vaginalis with C. trachomatis co-infection and abnormal per vaginal discharge were found as risk factors for PROM. There was no association of HSV-2 serostatus, syphilis, N. gonorrhea, C. trachomatis, Group B Streptococcus and Bacterial vaginosis with PROM. Candidiasis seemed to have a protective effect on PROM. (Source: BMC Research Notes)

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Early exposure to excess hormone causes genital defects in females

University of Florida researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female mice.
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Self-reported sexually transmitted infections among female university students.

CONCLUSIONS: Contraceptive counselling should also include information about primary and secondary prevention of STI, such as the importance of correct use of a condom and STI testing, to prevent a further spread of STIs. PMID: 26489857 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences)
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