Contact tracing's long, turbulent history holds lessons for COVID-19

Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it's faltering again.

Ronald Bayer, Professor Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus history pandemic surveillance contact-tracing sexually-transmitted-diseases aids syphilis stds

Syphilis alters just 1 gene to evade immune attack

To stay a step ahead of the immune system and resist eradication, syphilis shuffles DNA in and out of a single gene, a new study shows.

Leila Gray-UW • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: genes sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine immune-systems syphilis

Young sexual minority men need more info on HPV risks

Young sexual minority men need education about the risks, symptoms, and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV), new research shows.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: vaccines sex sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine lgbtq human-papillomavirus-hpv

1 protein may shield women from herpes ‘neuroinvasion’

A protein called IL-36g could keep the herpes virus from spreading to the nervous system in women, researchers have discovered.

U. Arizona • futurity
Nov. 5, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: viruses infections proteins sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine immune-systems herpes

Vaccine prevents genital herpes in animal tests

In animal tests, a new vaccine offered the strongest type of immunity against genital herpes.

Alex Gardner-Penn • futurity
Sept. 23, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: vaccines viruses sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine immune-systems herpes

To vaccinate against gonorrhea, take away zinc?

New research on gonorrhea "suggests a way to halt the growth of this sexually transmitted infection in the host's body."

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
Aug. 6, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: bacteria drug-resistance vaccines sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine zinc

Public health 'improving under councils despite cuts'

Teenage pregnancies, smoking rates, and sexually transmitted infection have all decreased, councils say

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 2, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: public-health smoking local-government teenage-pregnancy local-government-association sexually-transmitted-diseases

Yearly screening doesn’t reduce chlamydia in young people

Doctors should instead focus on managing the common sexually transmitted infection once it has been diagnosed.

Kathryn Powley-U. Melbourne • futurity
Nov. 7, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: sex sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine medical-tests

1 protein may shield women from herpes ‘neuroinvasion’

A protein called IL-36g could keep the herpes virus from spreading to the nervous system in women, researchers have discovered.

U. Arizona • futurity
Nov. 30, 2001 ~4 min

Tags: viruses infections proteins sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine immune-systems herpes

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