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  • Couple are talking with pharmacist
    Expedited Partner Therapy can it lower the numbers?
    Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) a new clinical approach for chlamydia or gonorrheaExpedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing prescriptions or...
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    Utah: Number of gonorrhea cases nearly double in 2013
    The number of cases of the sexually transmitted infection (STI), gonorrhea has increased by 94 percent during the first nine months of 2013 as compared to the same time period last year, according to a Utah Department of Health (UDOH) news release...
  • Antibiotics
    CDC: Three drug-resistant 'superbugs' pose serious threat to U.S.
    According to Reuters on Monday, three antibiotic-resistant diseases have been deemed as urgent threats in the U.S. by the Centers for Disease Control.Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, C. difficile and a group of bacteria known as carbapenem...
  • Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections may cause stillbirth or preterm birth
    Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections may cause stillbirth or preterm birth
    Chlamydia and gonorrhea are two sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that can cause damage to pelvic organs if not treated. A new sty has reported another possible consequence of an infection: stillbirth, preterm birth, or delivering a small for...
  • CDC: No New Strain of GC, but Old Strain May Become Resistant
    CDC: No New Strain of GC, but Old Strain May Become Resistant
    Floridians can relax - at least about a strain of gonorrhea (GC) in the US that is supposedly worse than AIDS. The story perpetuated by several media outlets recently is completely inaccurate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • A look at relevant STD prevention posters from the past
    A look at relevant STD prevention posters from the past
    The Dailymail.co.uk News posted an article today about a hot topic from the past—venereal diseases. During WWII, STDs ran about as rampant as they do today. Years ago, a major campaign using posters was created to bring awareness to syphilis...
  • gonorrhea
    PHE reports increases in new sexually transmitted infections
    Sexually transmitted infections (STI) rose approximately five percent in 2012 to about450,000 diagnoses, as compared to 2011 numbers, according to a Public Health England (PHE) news release June 5.In 2011, there were428,255 new STI cases, while...
  • Matt Barber
    Matt Barber: "Progressives and lefists are to blame" for drug-resistant STD
    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of treatment-resistant gonorrhea infections is on the rise due to a new strain of the virus that is resistant to all previously prescribed treatments.While this news may be...
  • 'Sex superbug' fears rise as AIDS cure nears
    'Sex superbug' fears rise as AIDS cure nears
    A so-called "sex superbug" is sparking fears, and could be more infectious than AIDS, according to a May 5 Web Pro News report. This news comes just a week after researchers announced that they would likely have an AIDS cure within weeks...
  • Gonorrhea
    Gonnorhea cases on the rise, could be totally untreatable by 2015
    According to the Atlantic Wire on Wednesday, Gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted disease and one of the most '"intelligent" bacteria, is on the rise in some areas by 25% and may be completely untreatable in the next 3 years, as...
  • Venereal disease
    Sexually transmitted disease rates climb
    On Dec. 14, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the latest data on thespreadof sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the United States. The report contains the finalized surveillance data on eight illnesses that are primarily...
  • STD screening can prevent pelvic infections at time of IUD insertion
    STD screening can prevent pelvic infections at time of IUD insertion
    Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are among the most effective, well-tolerated methods of contraception. However, their use in the US is limited, primarily because many women are fearful of acquiring a pelvic infection from them. The risk of an IUD...
  • Condom use helps prevent more than just pregnancy; it may save your life
    Research key to stopping antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea (Video)
    Penicillin, the first true antibiotic, saved the lives of numerous soldiers during World War II. It's had many uses since its discovery, and then synthesization, including the treatment of the sexually transmitted infection, STI, syphilis.Many...
  • San Francisco
    STD rates rise in San Francisco
    Rates of three major sexually transmitted diseases – chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis – are on the upswing in San Francisco. In fact, rates for all three STDs are higher in San Francisco than they’ve been in at least five years,...
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    CDC says Suprax is no longer the first-line treatment for gonorrhea
    With data showing that the third-generation cephalosporin, Cefixime is losing its effectiveness in treating the sexually transmitted infection, gonorrhea, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have revised the...