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  • The connection between syphilis and HIV
    Ocular syphilis cases emerge on West Coast
    Ocular syphilis, a syphilis infection of the eyes, has emerged on the West Coast in unusually high numbers, the Los Angeles Times reported March 10. The first potential cases have been diagnosed in Los Angeles while a dozen cases have been...
  • HPV vaccine does not increase rates of sex or STD transmission
    JAMA: HPV vaccine does not increase rates of sex or STD transmission
    The arguments against the use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine were dealt a stunning blow by research published in the Feb. 9, 2015, edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Dr. Anupam B. Jena of...
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    Syphilis cases rise eleven percent in the United States
    Cases of primary and secondary syphilis (P&S) in the United States increased, in terms of number of cases, by 10.9 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention;s (CDC) annual report, Sexually...
  • Are you at high risk for a chlamydia infection?
    Are you at high risk for a chlamydia infection?
    A chlamydia infections, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD). The serious consequences of untreated infections include pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility due...
  • Chlamydia most common STD in the nation
    Chlamydia: Most common STD in the United States prevalent in the young
    The sexually transmitted disease (STD) Chlamydia is the most common STD in the United States, with 1.8 million infections occurring nationally, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those most at risk are...
  • Chlamydia alert: some 1.8 million Americans infected
    Chlamydia alert: Some 1.8 million Americans infected
    It's long been considered the most common sexually transmitted disease, but now more Americans than ever suffer from chlamydia.On Thursday, theCDC reportedthat nearly 2 million young people have chlamydia. Close to 5 percent of sexually active...
  • When Children Were Precious
    Pro-Lifers Want You to Believe Abortion is About Killing Children
    You've heard the mantra from the likes of Akron or Canton Right to Life types; abortion stops a beating heart. You may have seen the meme from National Pro Life Alliance (NPLA), It's not a choice it's a child. The Akron LIFECHAIN holds...
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    The fiery of STD’s among US states
    The CDC reveals the hottest states of STDsLast year researchers conducted an online survey concerning relationships of nearly 10,000 people worldwide that included 23,000 from the United States for the book called The Normal Bar. Respondents were...
  • Condoms soon to be coated with VivaGel, a substance that kills 99.9% of all STDs
    Safer sex: Condoms that protect against and also kill STDs
    The condom could very well become an even more valuable tool in the practice of safe and even safer sex. A report released July 23 stated that an Australian biotech firm (Starpharma) created and received the go ahead from regulators to produce a...
  • Sexting in middle school increases risky sexual behavior
    Sexting in middle school increases risky sexual behavior
    Sexting, the transmission and receipt of explicit sexual material via cell phones) is known to commonly occur among high school students; however, a new study has evaluated the association between sexting among middle school students and risky...
  • Technology and STDs
    How Technology Decreases the Stigma Surrounding STDs
    Mitchell Kapor once said “Getting information off the Internet is like drinking from a fire hydrant”. When you want to know more about a topic, there are so many user-friendly options. There was a time when sexually transmitted...
  • The New STD - You may have it and not even know ...
    The new STD and what you can do to avoid it
    You may have it and not even know! The new STD is insidious and is antagonistic against millions of years of human evolution. Research shows that the total mortality associated with this condition affects both men and women, even when adjusting...
  • HPV vaccination
    Can HPV vaccinated individuals help prevent the transfer of HPV to unvaccinated
    A new study sets out to determine if the vaccine is effective in reducing transmissionHPV infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. In fact, more than half of sexually active people are infected with one...
  • Dr. Rachael Ross
    Safer Sex Advice from Dr. Rachael Ross
    Safer sex is everything. It really is. And in the age where people are unknowingly being infected with STDs and HIV, safer sex is the only thing. To prove my point I have enlisted the help of a "sexpert" to explain how safer sex eases...
  • How Often Should You Be Getting STD Testing
    How Often Should You Be Getting STD Testing
    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are diseases that are passed through sexual intercourse or oral sex. It is important to be tested on a regular basis, especially if you have new or multiple sex partners, or if you recently found out you were...