Sexually Transmitted Infections

ATCC houses numerous microorganisms, nucleic acids, and associated cells lines to support research on sexually transmitted infections such as herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to have a profound impact on both human health and the global economy, with healthcare costs now soaring into the billions. The combination of early and rapid diagnosis, novel therapeutics and vaccines, and repeat testing during treatment are vital elements necessary for improving patient outcomes around the world. ATCC is aiding STI research efforts by providing cultures and nucleic acids that support the investigation of:

  • Candidiasis
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes
  • Hepatitis
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Trichomoniasis
  • And more...
    • ATCC Genuine Cultures® and ATCC® Genuine Nucleics provide you with the reliability of fully authenticated microorganisms, nucleic acids, and cells for use as reference standards in the development of novel therapeutics, vaccines, and rapid detection methods. The use of high-quality ATCC reference materials in assay development allows for fast, accurate, and reproducible verification of assay performance, such as inclusivity/exclusivity testing and limits of detection.

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      ATCC Genuine Cultures®

      ATCC Genuine Cultures® are backed by meticulous laboratory procedures and represent ATCC's high standards of quality for microbial strains, including full characterization of each strain to establish identity, utilization of a seed stock system to minimize subculturing, and careful preservation for culture maintenance. Search for strains to support your STI research.



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      ATCC® Genuine Nucleics

      ATCC® Genuine Nucleics are high-quality DNA and RNA preparations that were isolated or synthetically derived under aseptic conditions to prevent cross-contamination. Each preparation has been fully authenticated and characterized to confirm integrity, purity, concentation, functionality, and identity. ATCC® Genuine Nucleics save you the time and cost associated with culturing and extracting the nucleic acids yourself, allowing you to get your STI research started faster.

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      Cell Lines Containing Viral Nucleic Acid Sequences

      ATCC offers a full range of products to support STI research, including cell lines known to contain viral nucleic acid sequences. These cellular products are reported to contain an integrated viral genome or viral sequences from human papillomavirus, hepatitis B virus, or human immunodeficiency virus.

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