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Newborn Screening for STD’s

Many expectant mothers are not aware of the dangers that an STD can pose to their baby. Occasionally, STDs are transmitted to babies while they are in the womb or at the time of childbirth. A newborn STD test can determine whether or not this has occurred. Continue reading “Newborn Screening for STD’s” »

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HIV/AIDS and Aging: What You Need to Know

For the first decades after HIV and AIDS were discovered, patients could only expect to live for one or two years after diagnosis. While there is still no cure for AIDS or HIV, the success of antiretroviral therapy, or ART, is making it increasingly likely that people with this illness could live to an advanced age. This means that people with HIV or AIDS need to be aware of complications that may arise as a result of aging with the disease. Continue reading “HIV/AIDS and Aging: What You Need to Know” »

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About Ovarian and Gynecological Cancer

Knowing all there is to know about ovarian cancer helps you improve your gynecological health. Rather than let a symptom slide, you’ll know when it’s best to see your gynecologist for additional instructions. Your ovarian health relies on your ability to know what causes cancer and how to avoid it. Continue reading “About Ovarian and Gynecological Cancer” »

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Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Quadruple in the U.S

The number of drug-resistant gonorrhea cases in the United States has quadrupled recently according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bacteria has found a way to outlast the antibiotics treating the STD, causing alarm nationwide as new cases of the disease are discovered daily. A multi-drug therapy approach continues to be successful in treating gonorrhea.  Continue reading “Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Quadruple in the U.S” »

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A Sexually Transmitted Infection That Isn’t Technically an STD

The MRSA STD Connection

Scientists identified this community-associated strain of staph bacteria around the year 2000. Unfortunately, it is virulent and heavily resistant to most antibiotics. It wasn’t until 2007 that researchers at Columbia University Medical Center discovered that MRSA could be spread by sexual contact. Both homosexual and heterosexual populations are vulnerable to these infections.

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Why Teens Aren’t Understanding STD Basics 

An initiative to provide emergency contraceptives to teenagers in the United Kingdom has backfired somewhat because an increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has been reported.

Teens in the UK clearly don’t understand STD basics or else they would be concerned about unwanted pregnancies and diseases such as HPV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes.

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Heading Back to College? 3 Things About STDs You Must Know 

With school back in session, there are some things you won’t learn in class.

One is how to protect yourself against sexually transmitted disease. Although there may be some mention of STDs, it’s not a subject that is talked about enough.

That’s why it’s very important to educate yourself about STDs so you can protect yourself and your sexual partners from getting diseases while attending college.

Here are three things you need to know about sexually transmitted diseases.

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Do You Know how Hepatitis is Transmitted?

World Hepatitis Day is coming up on July 28th! Hepatitis is among the most widespread sexually transmitted diseases, but do you know how people actually get it?

If you need to brush up on sexual education class from high school, know that you’re not alone. A lot of people are unaware of how hepatitis is transmitted.

Since knowledge of transmission is often the first step to prevention, we’re sharing how hepatitis is spread.

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Common Questions About STDs You’re Afraid to Ask Your Doctor

When it comes to STDs, it’s never an easy subject to talk about. This is certainly the case when you know little about sexually transmitted diseases, their symptoms, and treatment. If you’re too afraid to ask your doctor questions about STDs, you’re not alone. Many men and women don’t know where to turn for this information.

If you have questions about STDs, you’re in luck. The following list of questions are common for people who think they have or were recently diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. Use the information here to take action to protect you and your sexual partners from STDs.

Here are some of the questions you might have on your mind.

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How Exercise Can Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk

Statistics suggest that nearly 13,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year. Additionally, approximately 4,100 women will die from the disease this year.

This makes the news that moderate exercise can significantly reduce an individual’s risk for developing cervical cancer all the more critical.

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