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Scientists map gene of STD parasite

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Tucsonwoody:
FYI -

The tiny parasite undulates under the microscope like some creature from a sci-fi movie, but this one is all too real, latching onto the sexually unwary with tentacle-like probes. Now scientists have mapped the genes of the nasty little bug that causes one of the world's most common, and arguably least recognized, sexually transmitted infections, one with the tongue-twisting name of trichomoniasis.

Researchers hope the work will bring new attention to a parasite estimated to infect 170 million people a year worldwide, including 8 million in North America and one emerging as a player in the spread of the AIDS virus.

Full article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070111/ap_on_he_me/parasite_std_2

HIVworker:
"Fishy smelling frothy discharge" ?

Sounds devine...  :o

R

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