Changes in the etiology of sexually transmitted diseases in Botswana between 1993 and 2002: implications for clinical management of genital ulcer disease
ducreyi before and after introduction of syndromic management for genital ulcer disease
Association of CD4 cell depletion and elevated blood and seminal plasma human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA concentrations with genital ulcer disease
in HIV-1-infected men in Malawi.
Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) is the most common cause of genital ulcer disease
Male circumcision is a relatively safe procedure associated with a host of health benefits, including reductions in the risk of some STIs, genital ulcer disease
, urinary tract infections and female-to-male HIV infection.
In addition, an opinion piece by Kenyon and colleagues calls into question the widely held belief that poverty alone drives the sexual transmission of HIV across South Africa (a contentious assertion that may give rise to more debate), and Katusiime presents an interesting case study on chronic genital ulcer disease
in the context of HIV infection.
Male circumcision has now been shown to decrease HIV, herpes simplex virus-2, and HPV infections and genital ulcer disease
in men, and also HPV infection, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis and genital ulcer disease
in their female partners," Wawer's team wrote.
BERLIN -- Consistent use of condoms has a moderate protective effect against acquisition of herpes simplex virus 2, the leading cause of genital ulcer disease
BERLIN--Consistent use of condoms has a moderate protective effect against acquisition of herpes simplex virus 2, the leading cause of genital ulcer disease
The researchers found that reduction in symptomatic genital ulcer disease
accounted for only about 10 percent of the protective effect associated with circumcision, and did not find any consistent role for HSV-2 in counteracting protection.
However, these rates were considerably higher in lower-income countries if the source partner was in either the very early or the late stage of HIV infection, or if one partner had genital ulcer disease
The performance characteristics of these tests were influenced negatively by concomitant HIV infection and the presence of other genital ulcer disease
pathogens in lesions found to be Treponema pallidum PCR positive.