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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.  Read more…

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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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Bursting the Bubble on Birth Control Myths 

Birth control, love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. Preconceptions about the pill and other forms of female contraceptives paint a very inaccurate picture of what the items do and do not do.

Here, we set the record straight by bursting the bubble on birth control myths.

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Doctors are Overprescribing Antibiotics for Possible STDs. Here’s Why It’s a Problem.

There are a number of factors that prevent doctors from correctly diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases.

First, there’s the fact that many people may have STDs without presenting symptoms, meaning STD tests aren’t ordered and performed.

Second, there are individuals who may suspect an STD, but might be too embarrassed to ask their primary healthcare provider about their symptoms.

Third, there are cases when other infections, like urinary tract infections, can be mistaken for an STD — and when treatment is provided, it actually affects a patient’s ability to fight off any future STDs.

Today we’re taking a closer look at the third phenomenon.

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What is Congenital Cytomegalovirus? The Basics for Expectant Parents

We have previously written about cytomegalovirus (CMV), a member of the herpes family, but not in enough depth to help future parents from understanding the dangers of the congenital form.

Here are the basics on what you should know about the disease, including symptoms, treatments, and preventative measures.

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