sexually transmitted diseases

Monkeypox symptoms may look different than in past cases - study

WHO Europe has forecast just over 27,000 monkeypox cases in 88 countries by Aug. 2, up from 17,800 cases in nearly 70 countries at the latest count. 

Monkeypox emergency could last months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say

Action stemming from that declaration needs to be urgent, including increased vaccination, testing, isolation for those infected and contact tracing, global health experts said.


Male dogs more likely to develop nose, mouth cancers than females

The disease is transmitted by cells physically planting themselves from one animal to another, which occurs during mating, sniffing, scratching, and licking.


Israeli lab puts PCR testing in the palm of your hand

Visby Medical, founded by Israeli-born Adam de la Zerda, has found a way to speed up the test and also miniaturize it to about the size of an iPhone


AIDS task force urges Israelis to have safe sex after jump in HIV cases

Many of those who tested positive stated that they had sex without a condom with a partner who claimed that he was on PrEP, a medicine used to prevent contracting HIV.


New study sheds light on the causes of cold sores, herpes flare-ups

Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) is one of the most common human pathogens in existence, present in approximately 40–90% of the population worldwide.

A medical illustration of drug–resistant, Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria

Spike in STI rates despite coronavirus restrictions

The high numbers were recorded despite expectations that the nationwide lockdown and social distancing regulations would decrease the infection rate of STIs.

Pipette dropping a sample in test tube

HIV down in Israel but high-risk populations must still be on guard

An Israeli drug called Gammora has produced unprecedented results against the HIV virus.


Israel's religious community faces off against prostitution

Group seeks to lift veil from taboo topic in communities ruled by strict Jewish law.


Illegal migrant arrested on suspicion of infecting Israeli girlfriend with HIV

The 24 year old, living in the central Israel town of Rishon Lezion, was also held on suspicion to be residing in Israel illegally.

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