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International Journal of Morphology

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VISCARRA A, Tamara; BREBI M, Priscilla; ANDANA V, Alejandra  and  SANCHEZ G, Raúl. Sexual Transmission Infections in Semen: Men as Vector Transmission. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2013, vol.31, n.1, pp.254-263. ISSN 0717-9502.

Sexually transmitted infections study has become an important issue in these days, mainly due to the increment of heterosexual and men have sex with men partners of people. In women, there is a lot information about epidemiology and pathogenesis of these infections. However, the information is very limited in men, because most infected men are asymptomatic. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in study of semen as a transmission way, due to the affinity of some pathogens to sperm. The most prevalent microorganisms infecting semen are: Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mollicutes, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Types 1 and 2 Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2, Human Papillomavirus, Hepatitis B and C virus, Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Keywords : Sexually transmitted infections; Semen; Viruses; Bacteria; Protozoa.

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