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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927863/longitudinal-viral-dynamics-in-semen-during-early-hiv-infection
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Sheldon R Morris, Mitchell Zhao, Davey R Smith, Milenka V Vargas, Susan J Little, Sara Gianella
BACKGROUND: Multiple viruses co-infect the male genital tract, influencing each other's replication and perhaps affecting HIV pathogenesis and disease progression. METHODS: This study included 453 longitudinal seminal samples from 195 HIV-infected men from the San Diego Primary Infection Cohort and 67 seminal samples from HIV-negative healthy controls. Seminal HIV RNA and DNA from seven human herpesviruses (HHV) were measured by RT-PCR. Longitudinal shedding rates were determined by Kaplan-Meier survival analysis...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922851/future-prospects-for-new-vaccines-against-sexually-transmitted-infections
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Sami L Gottlieb, Christine Johnston
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an update on the need, development status, and important next steps for advancing development of vaccines against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including herpes simplex virus (HSV), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea), Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia), and Treponema pallidum (syphilis). RECENT FINDINGS: Global estimates suggest that more than a million STIs are acquired every day, and many new and emerging challenges to STI control highlight the critical need for development of new STI vaccines...
December 2, 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903680/herpes-simplex-virus-specific-t-cell-response-in-a-cohort-with-primary-genital-infection-correlates-inversely-with-frequency-of-subsequent-recurrences
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Elisabeth Franzen-Röhl, Danika Schepis, Fredrik Atterfelt, Kristina Franck, Arne Wikström, Jan-Åke Liljeqvist, Tomas Bergström, Elisabeth Aurelius, Klas Kärre, Louise Berg, Hans Gaines
OBJECTIVES: During the last decades, a changing epidemiological pattern of genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection has emerged. Primary infection is now caused as often by HSV-1 as by HSV-2. Once established, HSV can be reactivated leading to recurrent mucocutaneous lesions as well as meningitis. Why some otherwise immune-competent individuals experience severe and frequent recurrences is not known, and the immunological mechanism underlying recurrent symptomatic HSV infection is not fully understood...
November 30, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890958/nonhealing-genital-ulcer-in-aids-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Yogesh S Marfatia, Devi Sathianadha Menon, Sheethal Jose, Brijesh Kumar Patel
HIV/AIDS-related immune alteration poses many diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. HIV-positive 44-year-old male, on second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) presented with asymptomatic non healing, well-defined, erythematous ulcer over penis since 8 months with serosanguinous discharge. Inguinal lymph nodes were not palpable. Tzanck smear was negative. Biopsy was not done as the patient was not willing for the same. Acyclovir was given considering herpes infection to which there was no response, and hence azithromycin and metronidazole were given, without improvement...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868164/efficient-production-of-recombinant-glycoprotein-d-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-in-pichia-pastoris-and-its-protective-efficacy-against-viral-challenge-in-mice
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Man Wang, Shuai Jiang, Li Zhou, Chaoqun Wang, Ruifeng Mao, Murugavel Ponnusamy
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection is the leading cause of genital ulcer disease and a significant public health concern. However, there are no approved vaccines available to prevent HSV-2 infection. The glycoprotein D (gD) of HSV-2 is the most important candidate antigen for vaccine development. In this study, a truncated form of gD (codons 1-340, gD1-340) was produced as a secretory protein in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris. The recombinant gD1-340 with a His6 tag was purified to homogeneity by one-step affinity chromatography...
November 21, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853144/hla-class-i-and-ii-alleles-heterozygosity-and-hla-kir-interactions-are-associated-with-rates-of-genital-hsv-shedding-and-lesions
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A Magaret, L Dong, M John, S A Mallal, I James, T Warren, S Gaudieri, D M Koelle, A Wald
Variation at HLA and KIR loci is associated with the severity of viral infections. To assess associations of genital HSV-2 infection with human HLA and KIR genetic loci, we measured the frequencies of genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) DNA detection and of genital lesions in HSV-2 seropositive persons. We followed 267 HSV-2 seropositive persons who collected daily genital swabs and recorded lesions for ⩾30 days. All persons were laboratory-documented as HIV-seronegative, and all were Caucasian by self-report...
December 2016: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835628/herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-shedding-in-tears-and-nasal-and-oral-mucosa-of-healthy-adults
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Meena Ramchandani, Marlene Kong, Elizabeth Tronstein, Stacy Selke, Anna Mikhaylova, Amalia Magaret, Meei-Li Huang, Christine Johnston, Lawrence Corey, Anna Wald
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is prevalent worldwide and causes mucocutaneous infections of the oral area. We aimed to define the frequency and anatomic distribution of HSV-1 reactivation in the facial area in persons with a history of oral herpes. METHODS: Eight immunocompetent HSV-1 seropositive adults were evaluated for shedding of HSV-1 from 12 separate orofacial sites (8 from oral mucosa, 2 from nose, and 2 from conjunctiva) 5 days a week and from the oral cavity 7 days a week for approximately 5 consecutive weeks by a HSV DNA PCR assay...
December 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835627/intravaginal-practices-and-prevalence-of-sexual-and-reproductive-tract-infections-among-women-in-rural-malawi
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Allahna Esber, Nisha Rao, Alison Norris, Patricia Carr Reese, Jonathan Kandodo, Patrick Nampandeni, Enock Jumbe, Abigail Norris Turner
BACKGROUND: Many women engage in intravaginal practices (IVP) with a goal of improving genital hygiene and increasing sexual pleasure. Intravaginal practices can disrupt the genital mucosa, and some studies have found that IVP increases risk of acquisition of HIV and bacterial vaginosis (BV). Limited prior research also suggests significant associations between IVP, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), and high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). METHODS: We examined associations between IVP and HPV, BV, and HSV-2 among 200 women in rural Malawi participating in a clinic-based study on sexual and reproductive tract infections...
December 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832025/herpes-simplex-virus-suppressive-therapy-in-herpes-simplex-virus-2-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-coinfected-women-is-associated-with-reduced-systemic-cxcl10-but-not-genital-cytokines
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Erica Andersen-Nissen, Joanne T Chang, Katherine K Thomas, Devin Adams, Connie Celum, Jorge Sanchez, Robert W Coombs, M Juliana McElrath, Jared M Baeten
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) may heighten immune activation and increase human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) replication, resulting in greater infectivity and faster HIV-1 disease progression. An 18-week randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial of 500 mg valacyclovir twice daily in 20 antiretroviral-naive women coinfected with HSV-2 and HIV-1 was conducted and HSV-2 suppression was found to significantly reduce both HSV-2 and HIV-1 viral loads both systemically and the endocervical compartment...
December 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826043/the-interaction-between-human-papillomavirus-and-other-viruses
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REVIEW
J T Guidry, R S Scott
The etiological role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in anogenital tract and head and neck cancers is well established. However, only a low percentage of HPV-positive women develop cancer, indicating that HPV is necessary but not sufficient in carcinogenesis. Several biological and environmental cofactors have been implicated in the development of HPV-associated carcinoma that include immune status, hormonal changes, parity, dietary habits, tobacco usage, and co-infection with other sexually transmissible agents...
November 5, 2016: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818966/sexually-transmitted-infections-among-hospitalized-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-hiv-aids-in-zahedan-southeastern-iran
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Seyed Mohammad Hashemi-Shahri, Batool Sharifi-Mood, Hamid-Reza Kouhpayeh, Javad Moazen, Mohsen Farrokhian, Masoud Salehi
BACKGROUND: Studies show that nearly 40 million people are living with human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) around the world and since the beginning of the epidemic, about 35 million have died from AIDS. Heterosexual intercourse is the most common route for transmission of HIV infection (85%). People with a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as syphilis, genital herpes, chancroid, or bacterial vaginosis, are more likely to obtain HIV infection during sex...
September 2016: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors & Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793121/seroprevalence-and-correlates-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-infection-among-young-adults-in-arkhangelsk-northwest-russia-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Tatiana Balaeva, Andrej M Grjibovski, Oleg Sidorenkov, Olga Samodova, Natalia Firsova, Anatoly Sannikov, Elise Klouman
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection is the most common cause of genital ulcer disease (GUD) worldwide. Mother to child transmission causes high morbidity and mortality among infants. Russia is on the brink of a generalized HIV-epidemic, but Arkhangelsk is still a low-prevalence area. HSV-2 infection is associated with a three-fold increased risk of HIV-infection. The evidence on the seroprevalence of HSV-2 in Russia is limited. The aim of this study was to assess HSV-2 seroprevalence and correlates among young adults in the city of Arkhangelsk...
October 28, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773908/herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-associated-recurrent-aseptic-meningitis-mollaret-s-meningitis-with-a-recurrence-after-11-year-interval-a-case-report
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Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Hideto Nakajima, Yosuke Kano, Kiichi Unoda, Shimon Ishida, Fumiharu Kimura
A 55-year-old woman was diagnosed with aseptic meningitis at the age of 43 and 44. She developed sudden fever and headache, and she showed nuchal rigidity. Cerebrospinal fluid examination revealed pleocytosis (cell count 208/mm(3)) and was positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) DNA by PCR. Acyclovir was started on the first day of admission, and she was complete recovery. Preserved cerebrospinal fluid specimen from aseptic meningitis at the age of 44 was also positive for HSV-2 DNA by PCR. She was diagnosed with HSV-2 associated recurrent aseptic meningitis (Mollaret's meningitis) with a recurrence after 11-year interval...
November 29, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772619/%C3%AE-herpes-virus-infections-among-renal-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Cybele Lara Abad, Raymund R Razonable
The α herpes viruses HSV-1, HSV-2, and VZV often reactivate in the setting of immune suppression after solid organ transplantation. Oral or genital mucocutaneous disease is the most common clinical manifestation of HSV disease while VZV manifests as varicella (or chickenpox) or reactivation herpes zoster, characterized by a diffuse rash, or a painful unilateral vesicular eruption in a dermatomal distribution, respectively. The diagnosis of HSV and VZV is primarily based on history and clinical presentation, although diagnostic tests may be necessary for atypical presentations of disease...
September 2016: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771124/-genital-herpes
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B Milpied, M Janier, J Timsit, N Spenatto, E Caumes, O Chosidow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766602/clinical-study-of-gene-eden-vir-novirin-in-genital-herpes-suppressive-treatment-safely-decreases-the-duration-of-outbreaks-in-both-severe-and-mild-cases
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Hanan Polansky, Edan Itzkovitz, Adrian Javaherian
BACKGROUND: We conducted a clinical study that tested the effect of suppressive treatment with the botanical product Gene-Eden-VIR/Novirin on genital herpes. Our previous paper showed that the treatment decreased the number of genital herpes outbreaks without any side effects. It also showed that the clinical effects of Gene-Eden-VIR/Novirin are mostly better than those reported in the studies that tested acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir. The current paper reports the effect of suppressive treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR/Novirin on the duration of outbreaks, in severe and mild genital herpes cases...
December 2016: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760284/cervical-viral-infections-among-asymptomatic-bulgarian-women
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Jeni Staykova, Tanja Belovska, Ayla Murad, Sevinch Kakid, Aneta Nacheva, Evelina Shikova
AIM: Although sexually transmitted viral infections are significant and increasing public health concern, little is known about their prevalence among Bulgarian women. The aim of this study was to investigate cervical viral infections in asymptomatic women. METHODS: The study group included 52 randomly selected asymptomatic female volunteers from Bulgarian border town Kardzhali. Cervical specimens were tested by real-time PCR for human papillomaviruses (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
September 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752532/metastastic-vulvar-squamous-cell-carcinoma-mimicking-genital-herpes
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Jennifer D Bahner, Jeffrey F Scott, Pezhman Shoureshi, Kord Honda, Meg R Gerstenblith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: JAAD Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752180/-panuveitis-with-oral-and-genital-ulcer-misdiagnosed-as-behcet-s-disease-two-cases-report-and-literature-review
#19
Y Wang, L Yang, Z L Zhang
Here we reported two patients who presented with panuveitis and were transferred from ophthalmologists to rheumatologists, for both the patients had oral and genital ulcers. They were misdiagnosed with Behcet's disease at first glance. Two young males presented with acute uveitis with history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers. They initially presented with symptoms and signs resembling Behcet's disease and were treated with systemic steroids with suboptimal responses. Routine laboratory test revealed syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733282/global-regional-and-national-incidence-prevalence-and-years-lived-with-disability-for-310-diseases-and-injuries-1990-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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BACKGROUND: Non-fatal outcomes of disease and injury increasingly detract from the ability of the world's population to live in full health, a trend largely attributable to an epidemiological transition in many countries from causes affecting children, to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) more common in adults. For the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015), we estimated the incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for diseases and injuries at the global, regional, and national scale over the period of 1990 to 2015...
October 8, 2016: Lancet
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