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First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men

...land Europe, while the others said they had become infected in the UK. By mid February, a total of 34 cases had been reported. The infection usually manifests as an ulcer or papule, and symptoms usually include rectal inflammation (proctitis), rectal pain and bleeding, straining, constipation and abdominal pa...

Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens

...development of cervical cancer. Over half of those infected with HPV had at least one other infection. Around one in four tested positive for chlamydia, which is associated with infertility. Specific behaviour patterns had specific effects on particular infections. A recent new partner or use of a condom w...

HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

... Approximately 250,000 people in the United States infected with HIV do not know they are infected, according ...y not request HIV testing," says del Rio. "People infected through heterosexual transmission, particularly adolescents, often do not consider themselves to be ...

Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life

... the vitality scale. About 4 million Americans are infected with HCV. While approximately 20 percent of these people eventually develop cirrhosis, the vast majority of people never exhibit clinically significant liver disease. Still evolving data suggests that HCV can diminish quality-of-life even without cau...

Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease

...reatment to date has been to surgically remove the infected tissue, which puts patients at risk for reproductive consequences and does not ensure that all infected tissue has been eliminated. New methods such as chemoprevention and vaccines (used to treat and als...

Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users

...son with HIV is $155,000. With 40,000 people being infected with HIV each year, lifetime treatment for those infected in just the past five years is projected to cost $31 billion. "The CDC estimates that only 1,300 cas...

New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible

...of the presence of the SARS virus in the air of an infected patient's hospital room. The authors cautioned tha...other, only the dissemination of the virus from an infected patient to the air, via breathing or coughing. During the outbreak in Toronto hospitals, health care...

Why asthma sufferers struggle with the common cold

...s fail to invoke critical anti-viral defenses when infected with the common cold virus, according to a study i...healthy lungs. In this study, Wark and colleagues infected lung cell cultures with the common cold virus and found that the cells from asthma sufferers produce...

Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival

...ts exposure to a large number of HCV [hepatitis C] infected liver cells, leading to immune mediated severe liver damage and thus to more frequent and severe forms of HCV recurrence." The authors conclude that while donor age did not influence the progression of recurrent hepatitis C, the absence of steroids ...

Virginity pledges do not reduce STD risk: May encourage high risk sexual behavior

...rginity pledges as adolescents are as likely to be infected with sexually transmitted diseases as those who do not take virginity pledges, Yale and Columbia University researchers report in the March 18 issue of Journal of Adolescent Health. The virginity pledges may even encourage higher risk sexual behavio...

Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV

In people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), highly ac... smoking. To estimate excess cancer risk in people infected with HIV and investigate the modifying effects of the use of HAART and behavioral factors on this ca...

Epstein-Barr virus protein crucial to its role in blood cancers

...r and Cellular Biology. Using human cell cultures infected with the Epstein-Barr virus, the investigators fou... 95 percent of adults 20 years and older have been infected with EBV, but show no symptoms. "Viruses that are associated with cancers typically target the cell...

GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

...ing. It is spread through airborne droplets of an infected person's cough or sneeze. The first symptoms of p...ers may develop the disease when exposed to people infected with pertussis. Pertussis, which is under-reported and under-recognized, is a common cause of prol...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...ts used this data to follow the changing number of infected individuals through time and estimate the demograp... growth rate of a doubling of the number of people infected each year, similar to that estimated for the US subtype B epidemic during the 1980s. The average num...

Steady rise in HIV among heterosexuals in the UK

...lief, most of the increase is among people who are infected abroad, mainly in Africa. Homosexual men remain at...s, and Northern Ireland between 1985 and 2003 were infected through heterosexual intercourse. Of these, 1,901 (9%) were probably infected in the United Kingdom....

End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers

...ding it deserves. Forty thousand people are newly infected with HIV every year in the United States, but Ryan White has seen virtually no increase in funding for several years in a row." "Ryan White has been an extremely valuable program for people living with HIV/AIDS," says Dr. Stansell. "Now, it needs to...

Some HIV patients at risk of exhausting treatment options

A small but growing proportion of HIV infected patients in the United Kingdom may be in danger of...had a dramatic impact on the health of individuals infected with HIV. But some patients experience problems while receiving HAART and may have to switch drugs o...

Dual testing better for monitoring new cases of HIV

...for short. STARHS relies on differentiating newly infected from chronically infected individuals based on the quantity, or levels, of antibodies to HIV present in patients' blood. Norm...

Study documents initial differences in sexual transmission of HIV between males and females

...t only a subset of HIV-1 variants in the initially infected partner was transmitted to the newly infected partner, and the predominant variant in males was not the kind that infected their female partners. ...

Study examines three-day antibiotic regimens for treating bladder infection in women

...not as effective as ciprofloxacin even among women infected with bacterial strains susceptible to amoxicillin-clavulanate (65 [60 percent] of 109 women in the amoxicillin-clavulanate group vs. 114 [77 percent] of 149 women in the ciprofloxacin group. The difference in clinical cure rates occurred almost entir...

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