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How Common are STDs in the US?

Studies show that STDs are still being spread at an alarming rate all over the world. But how common are STDs in the US? How Common are STDs in the US? There are 20 million new STD infections each year. There are 110 million...

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Is There a Cure For Genital Warts?

What Are Genital Warts? 360,000 people in the USA develop genital warts every year. It is spread easily with skin to skin contact, usually during sex, and one of the more common STDs. There are treatments for your genital wart symptoms, but unless you...

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What Is STD Testing?

STD testing is essential for any person who is sexually active, especially those who have or have had multiple sexual partners. There are certain contraceptive measures, including oral contraception, that can help you practice safer sex by preventing pregnancy; however, these methods don’t always...

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11 Safe Sex Practices That Actually Work

If you are sexually active, you need to ensure that you are always having the safest sex possible. This can help you drastically reduce the risk of catching STDs such as herpes and HIV. This may be the unglamorous side of being sexually active,...

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Research Begins Using Google To Monitor STD Rates

The CDC might have a new tool in helping to anticipate and treat the spread of infectious STDs. Internet search giant Google has recently allowed access to their search term data for at least four academic institutions including the University of Illinois – Chicago...

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Charlie Sheen Reveals HIV Status

Charlie Sheen was once again at the front and center of news headlines earlier this week when he announced his HIV positive status during an appearance on the TODAY Show. His brave announcement further brought home the notion that HIV infection is an issue...

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Gonorrhea Outbreaks Raise Awareness Concerns

Health officials are extremely concerned over the higher rates of gonorrhea in Oregon and Washington. It has been reported that the number of cases of gonorrhea increased by 18.5% between 2012 and 2013 in Oregon. That is a drastic change for the state. In...

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