Infectious Diseases & Toxins

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a major global cause of acute illness, infertility, long-term disability and death, with serious medical and psychological consequences to millions of men, women and infants. Today, over 30 bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens have been identified that can be transmitted sexually.

STDs are generally acquired by sexual contact specifically through blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Many STDs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis, HIV, papillomavirus, Herpes Simplex Virus and syphilis) can also be transmitted non-sexually such as from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth, or through blood transfusions, or shared needles. Many STDs have no symptoms, therefore an infection may go unnoticed until complications occur. STDs rank among the top five disease categories for which adults seek health care. Early and rapid diagnosis of STDs increases the chance to limit effects of the disease. Since many people infected by a STD have few or no symptoms of their infection, they put others (including unborn children from pregnant mothers) at risk. There are five main methods for the diagnosis of STDs which include (1) culture (2) microscopy (3) detection of antigens or enzymes (4) detection of nucleic acid sequences (NAAT) and (5) detection of antibodies. Of the five approaches, the assays that provide the most rapid diagnosis have gained the most acceptance. As a result, this has largely limited the traditional use of culture and increased development efforts on rapid tests using microscopy (detection of antibodies by rapid serologic methods, and specific detection of cellular components, including antigens, enzymes, or nucleic acid sequences (especially with amplification).

Antibody Pairs

R01625 R01626 R01631 R01626 C65499M C01653M C01657M C65499M C01655M C65690M C01657M C01655M C65690M C01653M C01655M C01653M C01657M C65690M C01656M C65690M C65941M C65690M C11999M C11998M C01655M C01656M CAPTURE DETECTION C01566M C01565M

C. trachomatis

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I (HIV-1)

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Type 11 E7 Protein Human Immunodeficiency (HIV) Chimeric Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Type 18 E7 Protein Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Type 16 E7 Protein

C86166M C86913M

C86718M C86238M C86867M C86238M C86791M C86789M C86791M C86238M

C01571M C01569M

T. vaginalis

R - Reversible


Infectious Diseases & Toxins - Reagents for Assay Development

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