Sexually Transmitted Diseases (excluding HIV)
Bacterial vaginosis can increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections and in rare cases lead to pelvic inflammatory diseases. Discover the latest research on Bacterial Vaginosis here.
Chancroid is infection of the genital skin or mucous membranes caused by Haemophilus ducreyi and characterized by papules, painful ulcers, and enlargement of the inguinal lymph nodes leading to suppuration. Discover the latest research on chancroid here.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. It can be asymptomatic or manifest into other serious complications such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Discover the latest research on Chlamydia here.
Gonorrhea is a common bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a gram-negative diplococcus that is transmitted almost exclusively by sexual contact or perinatally. Here is the latest research.
Hepatitis B virus is the most common cause of hepatitis worldwide and is associated with acute, fulminant, and chronic hepatitis, as well as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Here is the latest research.
Herpes simplex virus infections are one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and are classified as either type 1 (cold sores) or type 2 (genital herpes). Discover the latest research on Herpes Simplex Virus here.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection is a common sexually transmitted infection that is associated with the development of cervical and head and neck cancers. Discover the latest research on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection here.
Infectious Disease Sequencing is a emerging field due to low-cost massively parallel sequencing and allows researchers to monitor outbreaks of infectious pathogens. Discover the latest research on Infectious Disease Sequencing here.
Pyroptosis is a form of necrotic and inflammatory programmed cell death induced by inflammatory caspases, one of which is activated by Inflammasome, a multiprotein oligomer responsible for the activation of inflammatory responses. Discover the latest research on inflammasome and pyroptosis here.
Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.
Molluscum contagiosum, or water warts, is a viral infection of the skin by the molluscum contagiosum virus. Lesions are small, raised, and pink, and resolve within a year. Find the latest research on molluscum contagiosum here.
Scabies is a parasitic skin disease specific to humans caused by a microscopic mite, sarcoptes scabiei var. Discover the latest research on scabies here.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) includes a series of syndromes caused by pathogens that can be acquired by sexual intercourse or sexual activity. Discover the latest research on Sexually Transmitted Diseases here.
Syphilis is an important public health issue and continues to occur at high rates among sexually active individuals. Here is the latest research.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite. Symptoms include irritation and inflammation. Discover the latest research on Trichomoniasis here.