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New Research Identifies How Microbiome Can Increase Risk or Protection Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Aug 13, 2019 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

New research, published today in the flagship journal of the American Society for Microbiology, is the first to identify a specific mechanism by which keystone species of bacteria in the vaginal microbiome affect a woman's susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections.

The research is timely amidst a rising number of sexually transmitted infections worldwide. In the United States alone, new cases rose sharply for the fourth consecutive year to a record high of 2.3 mil...