Tag : virus

Are You Putting Your Fertility at Risk?

Trying to get your partner pregnant and it isn’t working? There is a 40 percent chance you either have low sperm count or your sperm are poor fallopian canal swimmers.

Once you have ruled out the chance it might your partner’s problem — due to age, or ovulation or anatomical problems — what do you do?

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Hepatitis D Virus 1

Hepatitis D Virus (HDV) or delta virus is a unique incomplete virus that requires hepatitis B virus (HBV) for its replication. The RNA genome is covered by an outer coat of hepatitis B surface antigen. HDV infection occurs worldwide but is endemic in certain regions including the Mediterranean basin, the Balkan peninsula, the former Soviet Union, parts of Africa and the Middle East and the Amazon basin of South America. In these regions, spread is typically intrafamilial and through sexual contact.

In non-endemic regions, such as North America, HDV infection is uncommon in the general population but does occur in intravenous drug users and persons with frequent exposure to blood products (e.g. hemophiliacs) as well as their sexual contacts.

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Hepatitis G May Be Sexually Transmitted

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Hepatitis G — a recently discovered strain of viral hepatitis previously thought transmissible only through infected blood — may also be transmitted sexually, a study suggests. read more