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Sexually transmitted diseases

Section edited by Stefan Baral & Joseph Tucker

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of of the prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted diseases in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. HIV and HIV-associated infections are considered in a separate section.

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  1. The presence of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) producing Lactobacillus in the vagina may play a role in controlling genital HIV-1 shedding. Sensitive molecular methods improve our ability to characterize the vaginal mi...

    Authors: Jennifer E Balkus, Caroline Mitchell, Kathy Agnew, Congzhou Liu, Tina Fiedler, Susan E Cohn, Amneris Luque, Robert Coombs, David N Fredricks and Jane Hitti

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:188

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  2. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) results from the ascending spread of microorganisms from the vagina and endocervix to the upper genital tract. PID can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvi...

    Authors: Sereina A Herzog, Christian L Althaus, Janneke CM Heijne, Pippa Oakeshott, Sally Kerry, Phillip Hay and Nicola Low

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:187

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  3. The development of safe topical microbicides that can preserve the integrity of cervicovaginal tract epithelial barrier is of great interest as this may minimize the potential for increased susceptibility to S...

    Authors: Gracie Vargas, Igor Patrikeev, Jingna Wei, Brent Bell, Kathleen Vincent, Nigel Bourne and Massoud Motamedi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:48

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  4. Vaginal pH is related to genital tract inflammation and changes in the bacterial flora, both suggested cofactors for persistence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. To evaluate the relationship between va...

    Authors: Megan A Clarke, Ana Cecilia Rodriguez, Julia C Gage, Rolando Herrero, Allan Hildesheim, Sholom Wacholder, Robert Burk and Mark Schiffman

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:33

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  5. A protocol for cervical cancer screening among sexually active women 25 to 65 years of age was introduced in 2006 in Catalonia, Spain to increase coverage and to recommend a 3-year-interval between screening c...

    Authors: Raquel Ibáñez, Judit Moreno-Crespi, Montserrat Sardà, Josefina Autonell, Montserrat Fibla, Cristina Gutiérrez, Belen Lloveras, María Alejo, Isabel Català, Francesc Alameda, Miquel Casas, F Xavier Bosch and Silvia de Sanjosé

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:25

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  6. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a known group at risk for hepatitis A and outbreaks among this group are frequent. In Barcelona, vaccination for MSM has been recommended since 1994. In 1998 a vaccination c...

    Authors: Cecilia Tortajada, Patricia G de Olalla, Elia Diez, Rosa M Pinto, Albert Bosch, Unai Perez, Milagros Sanz and Joan A Caylà

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:11

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  7. Although Tim-3 & PD-L1 signaling pathways play important roles in negatively regulating immune responses, their roles in chlamydial infection have not been evaluated.

    Authors: Bo Peng, Chunxue Lu, Lingli Tang, I-Tien Yeh, Zhimin He, Yimou Wu and Guangming Zhong

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:347

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections that facilitate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition by over two fold or more. The development of HSV-2 c...

    Authors: Dipankar Biswas, Biswajyoti Borkakoty, Jagadish Mahanta, Kamini Walia, Lahari Saikia, Brogen S Akoijam, Lobsang Jampa, Alia Kharkongar and Eric Zomawia

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:325

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  9. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Infection with certain human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes is the most important risk factor associated with cervical cancer. This study an...

    Authors: Paloma Martín, Linah Kilany, Diego García, Ana M López-García, Mª José Martín-Azaña, Victor Abraira and Carmen Bellas

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:316

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among the frequent risks encountered by travelers. Efficient interventions are needed to improve the understanding of the risks of STIs. We investigated the potential...

    Authors: Nicolas Senn, Serge de Valliere, Didier Berdoz and Blaise Genton

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:300

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  11. Young people are disproportionately affected by sexually transmissible infections in Australia but face barriers to accessing sexual health services, including concerns over confidentiality and, for some, geog...

    Authors: Cameryn C Garrett, Jane Hocking, Marcus Y Chen, Christopher K Fairley and Maggie Kirkman

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:285

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  12. High-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) cause cervical cancer. American Indian (AI) women in the Northern Plains of the U.S. have significantly higher incidence and mortality rates for cervical cancer ...

    Authors: Delf C Schmidt-Grimminger, Maria C Bell, Clemma J Muller, Diane M Maher, Subhash C Chauhan and Dedra S Buchwald

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:252

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  13. Oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) infection prevalence is required to determine optimal vaccination strategies. We systematically reviewed the prevalence of oncogenic cervical HPV infection among Canadian f...

    Authors: Andrea C Tricco, Carmen H Ng, Vladimir Gilca, Andrea Anonychuk, Ba' Pham and Shirra Berliner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:235

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  14. As most genital chlamydia infections are asymptomatic, screening is the main way to detect and cases for treatment. We undertook a systematic review of studies assessing the efficacy of interventions for incre...

    Authors: Rebecca J Guy, Hammad Ali, Bette Liu, Simone Poznanski, James Ward, Basil Donovan, John Kaldor and Jane Hocking

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:211

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  15. Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening programmes are implemented in many countries to decrease burden of STI and to improve sexual health. Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae ha...

    Authors: Remco PH Peters, Stephan P Verweij, Noëmi Nijsten, Sander Ouburg, Johan Mutsaers, Casper L Jansen, A Petra van Leeuwen and Servaas A Morré

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:203

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  16. Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) has public health importance as a leading cause of genital ulcers, a co-factor in HIV-1 acquisition and transmission and as a cause of neonatal herpes infections. Little is ...

    Authors: Joyce U Nyiro, Eduard J Sanders, Caroline Ngetsa, Steve Wale, Ken Awuondo, Elizabeth Bukusi, Matthew A Price, Pauli N Amornkul and D James Nokes

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:155

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