Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How did gonorrhea become a drug-resistant superbug?

The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is resistant to multiple standard antibiotics and now threatens to develop resistance against ceftriaxone, which is on the World Health Organization List ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New chlamydia drug targets discovered using CRISPR and stem cells

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at the University of British Columbia have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the human immune system.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to control chlamydia

They are young and mostly female: with more than 3.2 million reported cases between 2005 and 2014, chlamydia remains the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection (STI) across Europe. As chlamydia infection often ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant gonorrhea a growing US threat: CDC

(HealthDay)—Gonorrhea appears to be developing resistance to the two antibiotics that constitute the last available treatment option for the sexually transmitted bacteria, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday.

Medical research

New rapid Chlamydia test could enable 'test and treat' strategy

Wellcome Trust-funded researchers have successfully completed the clinical trial for a new rapid test for the sexually transmitted infection Chlamydia. The researchers believe the test, which is able to detect Chlamydia in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Identifying high STI prevalence populations in sub-Saharan Africa

Prevalence of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs)- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis—among women aged 15 to 24 exceeds that of older women and similar-aged men in sub-Saharan Africa, according ...

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