STDs

Syphilis Notifications Up by 70 Percent in Europe Since 2010

July 12, 2019

The number of syphilis cases has been consistently going up across Europe since 2010, mostly affecting men who have sex with men living in urban areas. In 2017, notification rates reached an all-time high in the EU/EEA countries with more than 33,000 reported cases.

LSU Health Research Finds New RX Target for Common STD

May 31, 2019

Research led by Ashok Aiyar, PhD, associate professor of microbiology, immunology and parasitology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has identified a target that may lead to the development of new treatments for the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.

New Findings Could Lead to Improved Vaccinations Against STIs

May 17, 2019

In a study published today in the Nature Communications, researchers from King's College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used as a vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Gonorrhea Cases on the Rise Across Europe

April 25, 2019

Following a decline in notification rates in 2016, the number of gonorrhoea cases has gone up by 17 percent across the reporting EU/EEA countries with more than 89,000 confirmed diagnoses in 2017 -- more than 240 cases a day.

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