Drop in testing during COVID could lead to STI surge

Early in the pandemic, STI testing decreased 63% for men and 59% for women. "The quickest way for people to spread STIs is to not know that they have one."

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
June 7, 2021 ~6 min

Most young men skip HPV vaccine

Throat cancer is the No. 1 cancer HPV causes—and men make up 80% of those diagnosed. But most young men have not received the vaccine that can prevent it.

U. Michigan • futurity
April 28, 2021 ~5 min

Sex ed before ‘first sex’ may prevent teen pregnancy

New findings affirm that early sex ed before "first sex" can protect the sexual health of Black teen guys and their partners.

WaunShae Blount - Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~9 min

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

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

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

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

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

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

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