Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pay-it-forward model increases STD testing among gay men in China

Chinese gay men who were offered a free screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia and then asked to donate to the testing of another man were 48 percent more likely to get tested than men who were offered the standard of care. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New chlamydia test delivers results in about 30 minutes

NIBIB-funded researchers recently validated a rapid STD test that delivered accurate results in about 30 minutes for chlamydia, allowing patients to receive treatment immediately, thereby stemming the further spread of disease. ...

Neuroscience

Common infections may increase risk for memory decline

Exposure to common infections is linked to memory and brain function—even if the infections never made you ill, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

STIs and risky sex still an issue

New results from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), published in The Lancet, provide a picture of sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevalence and testing, uptake of sexual health interventions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A more definitive test for a common sexually transmitted infection

A study from the microbiology lab at Rhode Island Hospital has found that a new test may be more accurate in identifying a common sexually transmitted infection (STI), Trichamonos vaginalis (TV). The researchers also noted ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New chlamydia test offers rapid, pain-free test for men

A new urine test developed with funding from the Wellcome Trust will allow doctors to diagnose Chlamydia infection in men within the hour, improving the ability to successfully treat the infection on the spot and prevent ...

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