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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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Centers for Disease Control Releases 2014 Surveillance Report

The CDC has just released their 2014 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance Report. The data contained in the CDC report is taken from local and state reporting statistics across the country and provides a look at the bigger picture of STD transmission rates in the...

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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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Drop in Chlamydia Testing Due to New Pap Test Guidelines

Chlamydia might be a simple bacterial infection, but it is also one of the most potentially harmful STDs, especially for women. The infection often goes unnoticed and untreated due to its asymptomatic nature. When left untreated, it can lead to more serious consequences, most...

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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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April is STD Testing Awareness Month – Why It Matters

While attitudes related to sex have changed dramatically over the course of recent decades, the risks that come with regular sexual activity have not. That doesn’t mean that all people should see abstinence as the only way to move forward; it means that normalizing...

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