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Study: Zika Shrinks Testicular Tissue in Mice

By | February 23, 2017

The virus may persist in testes even after the infection is no longer detectable in blood, leading to sexual transmission of the disease and fertility impairments.

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Rinsing With Mouthwash May Treat Gonorrhea

By | December 21, 2016

A preliminary study suggests a few minutes of gargling mouthwash may help fight off the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, at least in the short term.

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Pubic Hair Grooming Linked to STI Risk

By | December 5, 2016

Observational study suggests pubic hair grooming correlates with heightened risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, although causation remains unclear.

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Common STD May Have Come from Neanderthals

By | October 20, 2016

Cross-species trysts likely spread human papillomavirus (HPV) to Homo sapiens, according to new research.

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Body Fluids Might Explain Unsolved Zika Case

By | September 14, 2016

A government investigation into the cause of a Utah man’s infection comes up short of conclusive results.

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Ebola Can Persist 19 Months in Semen, Study Finds

By | September 1, 2016

The virus can evade the immune system longer than previously thought, raising concerns of outbreaks driven by sexual transmission.

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A woman in New York who tested positive for the virus passed it on to her male partner, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Zika Update

By | July 5, 2016

Sexual transmission more common than thought; NIH to track infections among Olympians; Zika-related birth defects draw attention to another common virus

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New recommendation from the World Health Organization could affect millions of people across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The World Health Organization now recommends that people who visit areas with Zika virus transmission abstain from or have only protected sex for eight weeks.

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