Sexually Transmitted Diseases

75
votes
Dec 11, 2009
Most condom failures happen because of the incorrect use of the condom, rather than defects in the condom itself. The condom breakage or slippage may lead the risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. That's why it is important to use condom correctly, avoiding the most common mistakes with condom use:

16
votes
Apr 21, 2009
If you were diagnosed with herpes, you might know that this viral infection is not curable, and recurrent, which means that the symptoms of genital herpes go away and reappear after a while.
Strong immune system plays an important role in how your body manages with herpes virus. Healthy lifestyle, including regular exercises or other activities as well as proper nutrition is also essential in controlling herpes virus and reducing the number of herpes outbreaks.

7
votes
Jun 20, 2012
A new gel with nanoparticles may someday become available to all women who want to ward off sexually transmitted diseases.

Scientists conducted a study on mice, applying drug that protects against herpes using innovative nanogel. As a result the effectiveness of the drug increased three-fold. If the effect will be lasting several hours, it could be applied by women beforehand as a protection against STD's. The researchers chose an anti-herpes drug that was not very effective and exposed mices with very infectious herpes virus. The study showed good protective properties of the gel against infection.

3
votes
Jan 23, 2009
Scientists developed a new vaginal cream that protects women against infecting with genital herpes for about a week. The innovative treatment works by suppressing genes that the herpes simplex 2 virus uses to attack cells.