Published in Hepatitis Weekly, February 24th, 1997
Effective treatment has long been available for many of the well-known sexually transmitted diseases (STD), such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. But many of the STDs recognized since 1980, including AIDS, are incurable, and some may cause fatal diseases and cancers.
The newly recognized microorganisms that cause these STD's range from new varieties of the human papilloma virus (HPV), responsible for genital warts and cervical cancer, to retroviruses that can cause immunodeficiency, leukemia, and paralysis. Some of the novel...
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