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CDC Data Reveals Sharp Increase In STD Cases In Recent Years

CDC data reveals that the United States is at its fourth consecutive year of all-time high in regard to STD cases. The rise persists amid fears about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.

Public Health September 2, 2018

CDC: For The Love Of God, Don’t Wash Or Reuse Condoms

Condoms shouldn’t be reused, the CDC warns. Even if it’s washed with soap and water, that won’t remove harmful organisms on the condom that can lead to more serious complications for both participants.

Public Health August 1, 2018

UNICEF: Every 3 Minutes, A Teenage Girl Is Infected With HIV

Majority of those who were infected HIV in 2017 are women, according to a new report by the UNICEF. It sheds a light on the global AIDS crisis, and how girls are bearing the brunt of the epidemic.

Public Health July 26, 2018

Sexually Transmitted Infection MG Could Become The Next Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug

Doctors warned that the sexually transmitted disease Mycoplasma genitalium, or MG, could become resistant to standard antibiotics. What are the symptoms of this STI and potential effects of untreated infection?

Public Health July 11, 2018

HIV Drug Linked To Less Condom Use During Sex: Study

HIV-negative people who take pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs are using condoms less and less, according to a new study. As condom use drops, HIV risks rise.

Public Health June 7, 2018

Men Who Hide Their Sexual Preference Are At Risk Of HIV Infection, Study Claims

A University of Edinburgh research team found in a study that men who hide their sexual preferences are at risk of catching an HIV infection. The research team noted that the undisclosed men could get the disease from each other.

June 5, 2018

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Decreased condom use, lack of education, fewer STD clinics, and social media may have contributed to the spike of STDs in California. How does the internet fuel the spread of sexually transmitted diseases?

Public Health May 15, 2018

HTLV-1 Virus Threatens Australian Aborigines: International Coalition Calls On WHO To Eradicate HIV’s Distant Cousin

An international coalition of medical virologists urged the WHO to implement strategies to eradicate the HTLV-1 virus. HTLV-1 is a distant relative of HIV, which can also be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Having Sex While Recovering From A Urinary Tract Infection Can Cause Serious Pain And Discomfort

Sexual intercourse without treating first a urinary tract infection could irritate the vagina and bladder. Doctors suggest it would be best to wait until the symptoms have been relieved before getting intimate with a partner.

Space April 27, 2018

Man With ‘World's Worst’ Super Gonorrhea Is Cured

A British man just got cured from the 'world’s worst' super gonorrhea. The unidentified man picked up the sexually transmitted disease while he was on a trip in Southeast Asia.

Public Health April 20, 2018

British Man Gets Life Sentence For Deliberately Giving Men HIV

A man was found guilty of purposely trying to infect men with HIV by sleeping with them without using protection. The 27-year-old was diagnosed with HIV in April 2015 but never sought treatment.

Public Health April 18, 2018

Outbreak Of Syphilis And HIV In Milwaukee Affecting Babies, Teens

Over a hundred people tested positive for syphilis and HIV in Milwaukee in a cluster infection. The outbreak of sexually transmitted disease among teens alarmed the health authorities.

Public Health March 9, 2018

Model Sues New York For Identifying Her As HIV Patient In AIDS Campaign Photo

After a state agency illegally used her stock photo for an HIV campaign, the NY court ruled in favor of Avril Nolan. The model can now pursue a lawsuit demanding payment for the emotional distress caused by the ad.

Public Health January 17, 2018

Being A Virgin Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have HPV, Study Says

Being a virgin doesn’t safeguard you from catching HPV, according to a new study. Even if you’re having non-penetrative sex, you might still contract a sexually transmitted disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 16, 2017

One Out Of Nine American Men Infected With Oral HPV: STD May Lead To Cancer

A new study found that about one out of nine American men is infected with oral HPV. The growing risk of the STD calls for a renewed focus on the available HPV vaccine, but not everyone can take it.

Public Health October 17, 2017

Number Of STD Cases In The US Now At The Highest It’s Ever Been: Report

The number of new STD cases continues to grow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its annual STD surveillance report, showing that in 2016, the country recorded its highest rate of new STD cases thus far.

Public Health September 27, 2017

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea On The Rise: Are You At Risk Of Drug-Resistant STD?

WHO has warned of rising cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea amid declining use of condom and inadequate treatments. Who are the people most likely to get infected with this drug-resistant sexually transmitted infection?

Public Health July 10, 2017

Oral Sex Helps Spread Super-Gonorrhea Resistant To Antibiotic

WHO warned that oral sex spreads dangerous antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea that can be potentially untreatable. What are the symptoms of oral gonorrhea and how can it be avoided?

Public Health July 8, 2017

Stealthing: What You Need To Know About New Trend Of Men Removing Condom Without Partner's Consent

What is stealthing? In her new study, Alexandra Brodsky answers this questions and explains why this disturbing new trend in the bedroom looks bad from any angle.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017

Putting Paper On Toilet Seat To Prevent Infection Is Not A Good Idea: Here's Why

Putting a cover paper on a toilet seat to prevent acquiring infection only makes the matter worse. Toilet seats, according to public health experts, are not vehicles for the transmission of any infectious agents.

Public Health March 20, 2017

Nearly Half Of American Men Infected With Genital HPV

A little over 45 percent of men in the United States are infected with genital HPV. The prevalence of infection increases and stays high as men age.

Public Health January 20, 2017

Listerine Mouthwash May Help Kill Gonorrhea Bacteria In Mouth And Throat

Listerine mouthwash may not just help with bad breath. Researchers found that Listerine Cool Mint and Total Care can also kill sexually transmitted gonorrhea bacteria in the mouth and throat.

Public Health December 20, 2016

Total Reported STD Cases In The US Highest Ever In 2015

Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis recorded an abnormal increase in 2015 compared to 2014. Young people, men who have sexual intercourse with other men and ethnic minorities were the most affected.

Public Health October 20, 2016

Pediatricians Should Help Parents Talk To Their Children About Sex

Pediatricians should be an additional source of sexual health information and help parents on how to best talk to their children about sex and sexuality. The initiative can help in reducing teenage pregnancy risks as well as sexually transmitted diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2016

CDC Reports Increase In Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea In The US

The number of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea in the U.S. increased four-fold form 2013 to 2014. Researchers do not know until when current standard treatments for this STD will work.

Public Health July 16, 2016

Syphilis, Gonorrhea Cases Show Sharp Increase In England Following STI Budget Cuts

Rates of syphilis and gonorrhea diagnoses in England increased sharply following the budget cuts on sexually transmitted infection testing. Experts believe that the diseases are affecting more men who have sex with men.

Public Health July 6, 2016

Can Charlie Sheen-Endorsed LELO HEX Condoms Be A Game Changer In STD Prevention?

The 'condom of the future' is here and Charlie Sheen is endorsing it. Will the innovative LELO HEX condom be a game changer in sexual health and help prevent HIV?

Biotech June 16, 2016

Constipation Could Be A Herpes Symptom: Yale Study

Researchers warn that developing chronic constipation may actually be a sign of a viral infection. Their study showed that the herpes virus can travel from the genital area to the colon, where it can cause severe damage to the digestive tract.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2016

Minnesota Reports Increasing Rates Of STDs: Chlamydia Makes Almost 80 Percent Of Cases

Minnesota is facing an STD crisis with cases making up nearly 70 percent of all reported infectious diseases, and chlamydia takes the first lead. The reported cases are a cause for worry as they reflect the condition's harmful effects on women's reproductive health.

Life April 13, 2016

Monogamy In Humans May Be The Result Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Study Finds

Sexually-transmitted diseases may have driven early humans to adopt monogamy, according to a new study. Why would this adaption come about during the rise of agriculture?

Animals April 12, 2016

Social Media May Help Boost HIV Testing Rates Among Gay Men

Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is important in the effort to curb its spread. A team of researchers believe that using social media, where people meet sexual partners, can be used to promote the importance of HIV testing.

Life April 3, 2016

Man Contracts HIV Despite Taking Truvada Pill

Despite taking an antiretroviral drug for two years, a gay man in Canada was diagnosed with HIV infection. The man's physician presented the case at a conference in Boston.

Life March 1, 2016

CDC Probes 14 New Cases Of Sexually Transmitted Zika

Experts at the CDC are investigating 14 new reports of the Zika virus having been transmitted from person to person through sexual intercourse. If confirmed, this could produce major implications to the government's efforts to prevent the spread of the disease in the United States.

Life February 24, 2016

750,000 Tinder Users May Be Infested With Pubic Lice

Pubic lice affect about 1 to 2 percent of the population. This translates to a staggering 750,000 Tinder users said to be infested.

Life February 16, 2016

CDC Rolls Out Safe Sex Guidelines, Other Precautions Amid Zika Virus Scare

Couples are advised to follow the CDC's latest guidelines on safe sex to prevent a possible transmission of the Zika virus through sexual activity. The recommendations come after health experts in Texas confirmed the first case of human-to-human transmission of the infection through sex.

Life February 8, 2016

Tinder Adds HIV And STD Testing Locator On Its Website

Tinder is launching a new Health Safety section on its website complete with an HIV and STD testing site locator. This is to provide users with an option to get checked for possible infections brought on by their sexual activity.

Life January 22, 2016

Gonorrhea May Possibly Become Untreatable As Drug-Resistant Strain Emerges

A drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea surfaced in England in March. By September, a total of 16 cases were reported by Public Health England and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.

Life December 29, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About Gonorrhea: Quick Facts, Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

The continued spread of gonorrhea especially among young individuals remains one of the primary concerns of health officials in the United States. Here's a quick rundown of what gonorrhea infection is and how it can be addressed.

Life December 29, 2015

Many US Schools Fail To Meet CDC Recommendations For Sex Education

CDC found that most middle schools and high schools in the U.S. do not teach the recommended topics for sex education. In one state, only 4 percent of its middle schools were implementing the course.

Life December 11, 2015

Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise: CDC Reports Spike In Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Since 2006

Cases of sexually transmitted diseases have increased record high since 2006. In last year's report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are rampant among younger people aged 15 to 24 years old.

Life November 18, 2015

Mycoplasma Genitalium May Be Widespread: Things To Know About This 'Symptomless' Sexually Transmitted Infection

At least one percent of the population could be carriers of an STI with barely any symptoms. Vulnerable populations include those who frequently change sexual partners, those who don't practice safe sex, blacks and young adults.

Life November 16, 2015

More Babies In US Born With Syphilis: What Would-Be Moms Should Do

In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of congenital syphilis (CS) among babies born in the United States increased by 38 percent. The data showed the highest rate of CS cases since 2001.

Life November 14, 2015

Cefixime Antibiotic Losing Effectiveness As Treatment For Gonorrhea: CDC

Latest data from the U.S. CDC suggested that resistance to antibiotic cefixime, used for gonorrhea treatment, started to increase in 2014 even when it managed to go down from 2011 to 2013. The sexually transmitted infection is spread through unprotected sex and is especially common among young individuals between 15 and 24 years old.

Life November 5, 2015

Rise In Chemsex Prompts Public Health Warning: Sex On Drugs May Increase HIV Risk, Say Experts

British HIV experts warned about the rising trend called chemsex, which is sexual intercourse under the influence of illegal substance and often with multiple partners. They highlighted the greater risk for sexually transmitted disease and serious mental health effects due to drug dependency.

Life November 4, 2015

Dating Apps Trigger Rise In Sexually Transmitted Infections, Expert Warns

The popularity of mobile dating apps could trigger the rise in cases of sexually transmitted infections, a health expert in the United Kingdom warns. App creators, however, believe that dating apps are not the culprit.

Life November 3, 2015

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