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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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Giving Birth With an STD

STDs pose a risk not only to adults, but also to infants. If you suspect that you may have an STD during your pregnancy, then it is critical that you undergo STD testing as soon as possible. Many STDs are treatable and even curable, which means that they don’t have to have a significant impact on your pregnancy. STD testing is the first step toward treatment. Continue reading “Giving Birth With an STD” »

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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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Pregnant Women and STDs

Pregnancy is the culmination of a lifelong dream. With it comes many concerns, and STD testing should be foremost among these. That’s the last thing that many women consider when they first learn of their pregnancy. However, STD testing can be essential to ensuring a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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Understanding Hepatitis B & C

Advancements in technology and decades of research mean that hepatitis B and hepatitis C are more treatable than ever. In fact, hepatitis B is becoming increasingly easier for patients to manage while more cases of hepatitis C are responding to cures. Understanding both of these diseases can prevent infection and lead to healthier lifestyles for those who already have hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

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How to tell Family, Friends and Your Partner that you have an STD

Learning that you have an STD is devastating. You’ll have to come to terms with your STD diagnosis, and you’ll probably have to talk about your STD with family, friends and partners. This makes most people uncomfortable, making it necessary to look for tips regarding how to tell family you have an STD. Continue reading “How to tell Family, Friends and Your Partner that you have an STD” »

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Understanding AIDS in 2016 for World AIDS Day

Humankind has made strides toward understanding AIDS and helping people to protect themselves from HIV. Nonetheless, observances like World AIDS Day are critical to prevent more HIV infections and for finding a cure for AIDS. Continue reading “Understanding AIDS in 2016 for World AIDS Day” »

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The Real Cause for STDs Climbing in the U.S.

The number of people in the U.S. with an STD hit a high in October. Data showed that there were increases in all nationally reported STDs for a consecutive second year. There were 1.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, the highest number ever reported to the government, with people between ages 15 and 24 accounting for the largest number of  STD infections. Continue reading “The Real Cause for STDs Climbing in the U.S.” »

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