Women carry bacteria to fight off common STI

Women have a natural bacterium that fights against the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world, Trichomonas vaginalis.

The natural protective barrier is made up mostly of a lactic acid bacterium called lactobacilli.

The finding, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections means researchers can now develop new therapeutic approaches.

Read more at University of Auckland, New Zealand

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