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STD Rates Rising Among Military Population

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Data from the Military Times shows that STDs are rising among members of the U.S. military.

In just the past month, the Navy has reported nine new cases of syphilis, matching the number of giardia, Lyme disease, and salmonella combined. This is indicative of the overall prevalence of the disease in the U.S. Military as a whole.

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What’s Causing STD Rates in Rhode Island to Spike?

The Rhode Island Department of Health recently published troubling new findings regarding STD rates within the state. A number of the reported STD rates appear to be on the rise despite better educational efforts being made.

Read on for details behind Rhode Island’s climbing STD rates and what it means for the area.

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What States are Struggling Most with STD-Related Deaths?

STDs are a problem in every state, but a recent publication from the Centers for Disease Control suggests that certain states are seeing particularly high numbers of deaths from STDs. By becoming familiar with which STDs are causing problems in particular regions, it’s possible for public health agencies to craft appropriate response and prevention programs. Such information can also help the public be aware of outbreaks in their area so they can better protect themselves.

Here are the states and regions in which STDs seem to be the biggest problem.

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Arizona’s Retired Population Faces Rising STD Rates

Arizona may be known for sunny days, but there’s a cloud hanging over the state: rising STD rates among senior citizens.

We’ve written before about increasing STD rates among this population, and we’re updating you on the specifics about senior citizens and STDs in Arizona.

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Ask ARCpoint Labs: Is it Illegal to Knowingly Spread a STD?

A Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD is a transmitted infection acquired through oral, anal or vaginal intercourse as well as genital touching. People from all walks of life can contract STDs, though certain populations are most at-risk.

People with STDs don’t always show signs or symptoms. Still, the infection can pass on to sex partners. That’s why condoms are necessary. In addition, STD testing is a crucial way to prevent the spread of infection. Once you have a confirmed STD, telling your sexual partners about the Sexually Transmitted Disease is advised so that person seeks an evaluation and treatment.

When it comes to knowing your STD status and preventing the spread of infection, it’s not only your sexual health on the line; it’s also a matter of legality. In some cases, it can be illegal to knowingly spread STDs.

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Oklahoma Bill Debate: Should STD Testing be Required Before Marriage?

At ARCpoint Labs, we’re big proponents of STD testing, as it’s the best way for individuals to monitor their sexual health and help prevent the spread of STDs.

But does this mean that STD testing should be required before marriage?

A proposed bill out of Oklahoma would require just that, and it’s causing a controversy.

Here are a few points from both sides of the argument.

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Is HPV Vaccination to Blame for an Increase in STDs?

There are a number of complex factors involved when STD rates rise: A lack of safe sex practices among senior citizens. Increasing use of Craigslist and smart phone apps that relax social norms and up the number of casual hook-ups. A lack of regular STD testing, due to fear, embarrassment, or ignorance.

Fortunately, researchers have concluded that HPV vaccination is not one of the causes of higher STD rates.

Here’s what you should know about HPV vaccination and why it’s good that there’s no link when it comes to STDs.

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Be Safe This Valentine’s Day With Our To-Do List!

Valentine’s Day 2015 is almost here! If you’re planning a date with your significant other, this means you probably have a to-do list that looks like this:

  1. Make reservations (or buy groceries if you’re planning on playing chef)
  2. Pick out a hot new outfit
  3. Buy chocolates
  4. Buy flowers
  5. Buy card
  6. Buy romantic gift

But if you’re planning on keeping on top of your sexual health this Valentine’s Day, there are a few things you need to add to the list.

Here’s what your to-do list must include this V-Day so that you stay happy and healthy!

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Is Your State Among the Top 25 in Terms of STD Rates?

We shared an overview of the CDC’s 2013 findings on STDs in the United States, but when it comes to sexual health, it’s important you know the specifics about your region.

The CDC has also released a list of the top 25 states in terms of STD rates. Here’s a summary of what you should know about the rankings, starting with the Northeast part of the US and moving Westward

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Are Dating Apps to Blame for an Increase in STDs?

Smart phone use is so ingrained in our modern lives that it only seems inevitable that we would use them to aid in romantic ventures.

But sexual health experts worldwide worry that the rise in popularity of dating apps like Grindr and Tinder are coupled with a rise in STDs, too.

While there are some mobile applications that aim to stop the spread of STDs, others seem to encourage causal sex encounters that are known to up the risk.

Could smart phone apps have something to do with increasing STD rates? Let’s look over the evidence.

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