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STDs and Women

Worldwide, there are approximately 357 million new infections of chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Many STDs show no symptoms in women but left untreated, STDs can lead can cause a range of problems. Keep reading for more information about STD risks and prevention. Continue reading “STDs and Women” »

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STDs & Men

There is a lot of focus placed on the impact STDs have on women and how it affects their fertility and well-being. Less focus is put on men but with the number of STD infected males rising constantly in this country, more discussion, and education needs to be directed towards the male population.   Continue reading “STDs & Men” »

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February is National Condom Month

February is recognized as National Condom Month in the United States. Originally started on a university campus, it has grown into an educational event that benefits high schools, colleges, AIDS groups, sexually transmitted disease awareness groups and family planning centers.  Continue reading “February is National Condom Month” »

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New Gonorrhea Antibiotic Developed by Scientists Shows Promise

York University Scientists have confirmed therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a new antibiotic which could be used to treat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea. Scientists believe the breakthrough, published in the journal MedChemComm, could pave the way for new treatments. Continue reading “New Gonorrhea Antibiotic Developed by Scientists Shows Promise” »

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STD Prevention and Condoms-Do They Help?

No type of condom prevents sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) 100% of the time, however, if you and your partner are having sex, nothing protects against STDs better than a properly used condom. Continue reading “STD Prevention and Condoms-Do They Help?” »

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STDs 101: Know the Signs of the Most Common STDs

Statistics estimate that some 20 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with STDs every year. Usually, this diagnosis happens after testing at a qualified laboratory. Before testing for STDs happens, most people exhibit certain symptoms. With more than two dozen known STDs, it stands to reason that the symptoms can vary widely. That’s why it makes sense to be familiar with some of the most common symptoms of STDs.

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STD Infections Rise To All-Time Highs for Chalmydia, Gonorrhea and Syphillis

What is behind the spike in STDs?

According to a CDC report released recently, an increase in reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is hitting teenagers and young adults hard. State and local budget cuts to STD care and prevention programs are the major cause in the surge of STDs.  Continue reading “STD Infections Rise To All-Time Highs for Chalmydia, Gonorrhea and Syphillis” »

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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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The Link Between Gonorrhea & Prostate Cancer

Gonorrhea & Prostate Cancer

Most people know that HPV, or human papillomavirus, is linked to higher risk of cervical, penile, and anal cancer, among others.

But are you aware that this isn’t the only sexually transmitted disease that increases risk of cancer?

Scientists are theorizing that there’s a link between gonorrhea and prostate cancer, particularly among African American men. Learn what you need to know about this connection — and its implications for men.

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Three Common STDs on the Rise in the US

STD Rates

Bad news from the CDC: for the first time in almost 10 years, STD rates are on the rise among three common sexually transmitted diseases.

Cases of chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea all increased in 2014. The number of chlamydia cases, 1.4 million, is also the highest number of any STD cases ever reported to the CDC.

Check out the latest data below!

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