Syphilis Changing Its Genes Is the Reason for the Continuous Spread of the Infection Throughout the Years

It was 1905 when the bacteria, Treponema pallidum, responsible for causing syphilis, was first identified. It took 38 years for an effective treatment to be found, that is, once penicillin was discovered. Since then, syphilis, being of the common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), has affected people all around the world.  In 2016, in the United … Read more Syphilis Changing Its Genes Is the Reason for the Continuous Spread of the Infection Throughout the Years

COVID-19 Is Affecting STD and HIV Programs – Fewer People Are Getting Tested

The number of patients getting tested for HIV and STDs has plummeted, particularly in Idaho.  A lot fewer people are interested in getting screened compared to last year, and plenty of organizations that offer quick HIV testing have closed.  Ever since the 25th of March, when the state went into lockdown, people have simply stopped … Read more COVID-19 Is Affecting STD and HIV Programs – Fewer People Are Getting Tested

The State Is Examining 6 Cases of Uncommon Gonorrhea Strain in Michigan

The Department of Health in Michigan is examining six cases of an uncommon gonorrhea infection that can send people to the hospital.  Five of them have been confirmed; only one is probable. One of the confirmed cases is located in St. Joseph County, four are at the Kalamazoo County. The probable cause is registered in … Read more The State Is Examining 6 Cases of Uncommon Gonorrhea Strain in Michigan

Researchers Report Higher Rates of Dyslipidemia Among Women Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS

Three main types of fats are found in the human body with that being high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, and triglycerides. The disbalance in the levels of these fats is known as dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia is a condition that most commonly characterizes itself with high levels of low-density lipoprotein or triglycerides or low levels of high-density lipoprotein.  … Read more Researchers Report Higher Rates of Dyslipidemia Among Women Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS

After One Year, The Second Patient Treated with The Miracle Cure for HIV Still Free from The Deadly Virus

The rates of HIV/AIDS continue to increase each year. And so, back in 2018, there have been nearly 37.9 million new cases of HIV/AIDS on a global level. However, at last, we have some good news to brighten the mood. As researchers have said – we might finally be looking at a promising cure for … Read more After One Year, The Second Patient Treated with The Miracle Cure for HIV Still Free from The Deadly Virus

How Common Are STDs? Most People Have No Clue!

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a variety of diseases caused by bacterial or viral infections transmitted through, as the term suggests, unprotected sexual intercourse with that including all kinds of sex such as oral, vaginal, and anal. Of course, there are other transmission methods, however, having unprotected sex is the most common method of them … Read more How Common Are STDs? Most People Have No Clue!

A New Oral Antibiotic for The Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea Is in The Making

Caused by an infection with the bacterium known as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Gonorrhea is a common and dangerous sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea passes from a person to a person most commonly through having unprotected sexual intercourse of any kind with an infected individual. With proper condom usage and antibiotic usage, it is highly likely that … Read more A New Oral Antibiotic for The Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea Is in The Making

A New Chlamydia Species Found Living Outside of a Host Almost Two Miles Under the Atlantic Ocean

It was 1907 when Chlamydia has first been discovered. Then, it had infected an orangutan. Today, we know that Chlamydia can affect both animals and humans. Chlamydia has been declared as a dangerous sexually transmitted disease (STD), one that is easily transmitted through having unprotected sexual intercourse. In fact, chlamydia is considered to be the … Read more A New Chlamydia Species Found Living Outside of a Host Almost Two Miles Under the Atlantic Ocean

A Noticeable Increase in New Syphilis Cases Has Been Reported in the US

Syphilis is one of the common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum. Easily transmitted through having unprotected sexual intercourse, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex, syphilis has managed to affect millions of people globally. The first symptom of the syphilis cases all seems to be a small, painless sore which … Read more A Noticeable Increase in New Syphilis Cases Has Been Reported in the US

3 Most Common STDs are Spreading at Unprecedented Rate, CDC Reports

Gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia reached the highest peak in 2018, announced the CDC.  These are troubling news since countless babies are dying in vain, stated Dr. Gail Bolan, director of Division of STD prevention in the U.S. Based on the latest records, there was a 22% rise in infant deaths, 94 cases recorded compared to … Read more 3 Most Common STDs are Spreading at Unprecedented Rate, CDC Reports