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Drug-Resistant Strain of Syphilis Emerging Globally

It’s more important this day and age to practice safe sex as incurable STDs become more prevalent. Syphilis is one of the most devastating sexually transmitted infections and until now has been completely curable.  However, doctors around the globe have begun to notice a new antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria is emerging and the problem could have serious consequences for many. Continue reading “Drug-Resistant Strain of Syphilis Emerging Globally” »

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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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Spring Break & STDs: The Hidden Dangers

Spring break and sex are synonymous. Students wanting to let loose and experience new things often take to the streets and beaches in the hottest destinations for a week of endless fun, adventure, and casual sexual encounters.

They pack their bathing suits, swim trunks, and sunscreen but many forget to bring condoms which is why the risk of getting STDs on spring break is higher.

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STDs & Birth Defects: What Every Expectant (or Hopeful) Mother Should Know

 

January is Birth Defects Prevention month — a good time for expecting parents to be reminded of the risks that sexually transmitted diseases pose to infants.

Read on to see what STDs pose risk of birth defects, and how you can prevent them.

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Three Common STDs on the Rise in the US

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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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STD Dictionary: Letters N – Z

This is a continuation of our 2-part blog series. To read the first half, click here!

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Syphilis Growing Resistant to Antibiotics

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While STDs are never convenient — and some can cause complications that prove fatal — if they are caught early enough, sexually transmitted diseases can usually be treated.

That’s why it’s essential that you don’t delay STD testing. When you choose not to get tested, you could be making yourself more vulnerable to health risks that could be avoidable.

The problem, though, is that now some strains of STDs are growing resistant to antibiotics, including gonorrhea and now, syphilis.

Here are the details on syphilis and antibiotic resistance.

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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 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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