More than 3 million US women at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy

Sexually active women who stop using birth control should stop drinking alcohol, but most keep drinking.An estimated 3.
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Smartphone app linked to increase in contraceptive use in India

A smartphone app containing motivational videos developed to help married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices led to a dramatic increase in the number of women using modern…
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Life expectancy three years longer for children born into smaller families

Children born into smaller families in the world’s poorest nations will live an expected three years longer than those born into larger families, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public…
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Uganda: Genital Herpes Drugs Slow HIV Progress, Say Experts

Genital herpes drugs do not reduce the risk of HIV transmission, but they slow HIV progression, according to findings of a study released on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

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Factors Influencing Genital Herpes Testing

Genital herpes causes morbidity and increases the risk of HIV acquisition for those infected. Unfortunately, most people infected are unaware yet still may asymptomatically shed the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not currently recommend routine genital herpes (HSV-2) testing for the general population. It is unclear whether routine testing would improve health or alter sexual risk behaviors to reduce the spread of infection, especially in adolescent populations. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)

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International Study Shows That Herpes Drug Does Not Reduce HIV Transmission

An international multi-center clinical trial has found that acyclovir, a drug widely used to safely and effectively suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), the most common cause of genital herpes, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by people affected by both HSV-2 and HIV. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
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Study examines associations of HPV types, risk of head and neck cancers

A new study suggests detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 in the oral cavity was associated with 22-times increased risk of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The study by Ilir Agalliu, M.
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Therapeutic effect of meliacine, an antiviral derived from Melia azedarach L., in mice genital herpetic infection

Since natural products are considered powerful sources of novel drug discovery, a partially purified extract (meliacine) from the leaves of Melia azedarach L., a plant used in traditional medicine in India for the treatment of several diseases, has been studied. Meliacine exhibits a potent antiviral effect against several viruses without displaying cytotoxicity. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of intravaginal administration of meliacine in a mouse model of genital herpetic infection. BALB/c female mice were infected with MS or G strains of Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 and then treated with meliacine topically. An overall protective effect was observed...

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Therapeutic effect of meliacine, an antiviral derived from Melia azedarach L., in mice genital herpetic infection

Since natural products are considered powerful sources of novel drug discovery, a partially purified extract (meliacine) from the leaves of Melia azedarach L., a plant used in traditional medicine in India for the treatment of several diseases, has been studied. Meliacine exhibits a potent antiviral effect against several viruses without displaying cytotoxicity. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of intravaginal administration of meliacine in a mouse model of genital herpetic infection. BALB/c female mice were infected with MS or G strains of Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 and then treated with meliacine topically. An overall protective effect was observed...

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Sexually transmitted diseases in Assam: An experience in a tertiary care referral hospital

Conclusion:</b> High percentage of unmarried people (>45%) reporting with STD, which points to potential danger of HIV transmission in the region. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)
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