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  • CDC reports new dangerous national trends in sexually transmitted diseases
    CDC reports new dangerous national trends in sexually transmitted diseases
    New data released Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) emphasizes dangerous national trends of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), especially among particular groups. Entitled the “2013 STD Surveillance Report,...
  • 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...
  • Biologists discover why Chlamydia is still with us
    Biologists discover why Chlamydia is still with us
    To paraphrase one of Rowan Atkinson’s comedy sketches “Chlamydia still with us I see”. The prevalence of the sexually transmitted strain of Chlamydia is not humorous. The disease infects over one million people in the United...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eyeball licking: 6th-graders wear eye patches to hide infections, sexual disease
    Eyeball licking: 6th-graders wear eye patches to hide infections, sexual disease
    Eyeball licking which has become a trend among sixth-graders and other teens in Japan transmits bacteria from one person’s mouth to someone’s eye risking bacterial conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis does not only cause eye...
  • Sexually transmitted diseases cost US $16 billion per year
    Sexually transmitted diseases cost US $16 billion per year
    Sexually transmitted diseases including syphilis, HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, HPV, Hepatitis B and trichomoniasis not only pay a high toll on the health of nearly 19.7 million Americans a year, but cost approximately $16 billionto treat...
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    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...
  • What is chlamydia?
    What is chlamydia?
    What is chlamydia? Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria which is quite common in the United states. Chlamydia affects both males and females, but females seem to contract it more often. According to the Mayo Clinic,...
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    New York part of gonorrhea crisis
    The World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidance today for the treatment of the sexually transmitted disease (STD) gonorrhea. The WHO points to growing evidence that antibiotic resistant strains of the illness are spreading. They estimate...
  • Sad woman
    Ectopic pregnancy
    For any woman hoping to conceive, the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy can be devastating.An ectopicis a non-viable type of pregnancy which refers to the implantation of an embryo outside of the uterus and never results in a live birth.Ectopic...
  • New CDC report: STDs are still a major US healthcare problem
    New CDC report: STDs are still a major US healthcare problem
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, nearly half of the 19 million new sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases in the US each year are among young people aged 15–24 years. In addition, African Americans and...