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Researchers encourage STD testing in teen girls
Date: 2009-12-17 22:35:51
Doctors may begin to urge more frequent STD testing after a recent study determined that about half of teenage girls living in U.S. cities contract at least one sexually transmitted infection within two years of becoming sexually active.... Full Story

Testing for risk factors, infections could prevent strokes
Date: 2009-11-11 22:12:41
Being exposed to several common infections may increase a person's risk of having a stroke later in life, a new study shows.... Full Story

Hepatitis C 'epidemic' may spur STD testing
Date: 2009-11-04 22:32:39
The threat of contracting a new form of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) may prompt HIV-infected men in New York City to seek out STD testing.... Full Story

Vaccine may affect trends in sexual attitudes, STD testing
Date: 2009-10-29 09:00:00
When the FDA approved of a vaccine which defends against the human papillomavirus (HPV) - an STD that has been liked with cervical cancer - some factions believed the preventative measure might encourage girls to become more sexually active. A new survey of UK teenagers who have received or been offered the vaccine may mollify this concern.... Full Story

STD testing approved for HPV detection
Date: 2009-10-21 20:27:08
A China-based company that develops and manufactures medical diagnostic devices announced this week that it received government approval for an analytical system that performs STD testing.... Full Story

New vaccine gives cause for HPV testing
Date: 2009-10-19 22:13:47
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a second vaccine to combat the effects of the human papillomavirus (HPV) in women.... Full Story

Studies of a rare cancer may prompt STD testing
Date: 2009-10-08 22:00:34
The human papillomavirus, the STD known better as HPV, may have a role in causing a type of head and neck cancer, according to new research.... Full Story

Erectile dysfunction drugs make STD testing necessary for seniors
Date: 2009-09-22 22:08:35
In the age of erectile dysfunction drugs, older men who have lost a spouse have an elevated chance of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), a new study suggests.... Full Story

Prostate cancer research may encourage STD testing
Date: 2009-09-09 22:26:27
Oncologists may soon be able to more easily distinguish malignant cancers from benign or less serious growths, research suggests. ... Full Story

Is HPV vaccine useful to males?
Date: 2009-09-04 22:53:33
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will discuss uses of the human papillomavirus vaccine with the FDA at its next meeting as both agencies decide whether to extend treatment to males.... Full Story

STD vaccinations in teens slow HPV spread
Date: 2009-09-04 22:49:15
Officials at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended that girls as young as 9 years old should be vaccinated against certain STDs.... Full Story

Miss. residents could benefit from STD testing
Date: 2009-08-25 19:07:46
One Southern city is holding various town hall meetings in an effort to counter a rising problem with STDs.... Full Story

STD testing yes, vaccines no?
Date: 2009-07-31 22:08:03
Though there was a recent national push to encourage young people to get an STD test, researchers question whether or not college-aged students would accept an STD vaccine if it were made available.... Full Story

School board embraces STD testing
Date: 2009-07-31 22:06:05
It appears MTV's message of Get Yourself Tested has reached a New York school board who approved to have STD testing available to students.... Full Story

African-American men forgo STD testing at the risk of their health
Date: 2009-07-31 21:46:08
A sociologist says that an increasing number of African-American men may be choosing not to undergo STD testing because of personal attitudes about masculinity and sexual health.... Full Story

Better sex education could lead to more STD testing
Date: 2009-07-31 00:21:08
An official in the Illinois Department of Public Health said that abstinence-only programs are not effective and that students need better sex education in classrooms.... Full Story

Illinois bill would allow expedited partner therapy after STD testing
Date: 2009-07-29 18:29:08
In response to news that STD rates are rising in Illinois, the legislature has passed a bill which would allow for expedited partner therapy (EPT) as a way to counteract the trend. ... Full Story

Doctor: Increased STD testing and treatment should be a goal of healthcare
Date: 2009-07-24 22:34:32
In a presentation to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and reporters at National Press Club Wednesday, Dr David H Martin of the New Orleans School of Medicine said that sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise and a program of aggressive STD testing should be a component of American health policy in the future.... Full Story

CDC: STD rates in young Americans on the rise
Date: 2009-07-17 22:02:03
After several years of improvements in the sexual health of young Americans, the positive trends have flattened or even reversed recently, according to new analysis of the data by the Center for Disease Control.... Full Story

Missouri men urged to get STD tests
Date: 2009-06-23 22:29:06
The Springfield-Greene county health department is encouraging men to get tested for STDs, as part of their National Men's Health Week program.... Full Story

Preventive care a major component of health reform
Date: 2009-06-17 20:47:52
In the ongoing debate over heathcare reform in the U.S., many options for structuring insurance coverage, payment plans and control over medical decision making are being considered. One element is virtually a constant in all the proposals - however, a call for a greater focus on preventive medicine to avoid disease or catch and treat it at an earlier time.... Full Story

New drug combination may treat Hepatitis C
Date: 2009-06-16 22:25:33
Saint Louis University researchers found that a new combination therapy helps treat some people with hepatitis C who have not responded to other therapy. The findings are published in the June issue of Hepatology.... Full Story

Illinois bill would allow for STD treatment of partners
Date: 2009-06-09 14:24:44
The Illinois legislature passed a bill allowing for doctors to give antibiotics to the partner of someone with a sexually transmitted disease, even if they didn't seek medical treatment. It awaits the signature of Governer Pat Quinn.... Full Story

Proposal says students should be encouraged to get STD testing
Date: 2009-06-08 21:10:39
The updated state health curriculum approved Friday by the Utah Board of Education recommends that schools in the state should teach students about the importance of getting an STD test, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.... Full Story

MTVs 'Get Yourself Tested' campaign increases STD testing
Date: 2009-06-04 22:42:08
Throughout National STD Awareness Month in April, MTV spearheaded a campaign to increase STD awareness and encourage teens and young adults to get an STD test. Initial reports from participants in the campaign, called Get Yourself Tested or GYT, indicate that it was successful in educating young Americans under 25 and motivating an increase in STD testing.... Full Story

Social stigma a barrier to sex-related healthcare in rural Iowa
Date: 2009-06-02 21:43:28
With most health services in rural Iowa provided by general family practitioners rather than by specialists, and with only a small number of family practices in existence, privacy issues and social pressures may deny rural Iowans access to reproductive healthcare such as STD testing and treatment, according to an article in the Iowa Independent.... Full Story

Too many patients for the Montgomery STD clinic
Date: 2009-06-01 21:40:45
The Montgomery County free clinic for treating sexually transmitted disease has to turn away approximately 300 people who call for an appointment each month, according to county records. The Washington Examiner notes that the clinic's nurse administrator, Barbara Davis, said that the number may include people who call the clinic multiple times.... Full Story

Scientists: Political and religious leaders must do more on STD prevention
Date: 2009-05-29 22:06:27
The editors of the Public Library of Science journal PloS Medicine called on religious and political leaders to work harder in the fight for safer sex practices and the reduction of STDs in an editorial this week.... Full Story

Mississippi officials worried about rise in STDs
Date: 2009-05-20 22:48:22
Mississippi public health officials, concerned about the rise in sexually transmitted diseases in the state, are meeting with school leaders to push for more education about abstinence and safer sex practices.... Full Story

Scientists discover new STD drug delivery system
Date: 2009-05-08 22:06:19
After STD Awareness Month in April, which was spent raising awareness of STDs and how people, young and old, should protect themselves by getting an STD test, it seems appropriate that now Yale researchers are reporting a possible new STD treatment.... Full Story

Text message service answers teen sex ed questions
Date: 2009-05-04 21:35:02
Providing anonymity for those asking awkward or embarrassing questions combined with easy access, cell phone text messages are yet another new approach public health officials are taking in order to communicate with teenagers about sex and STDs.... Full Story

Using innovative methods to teach youth about STDs
Date: 2009-04-23 21:39:40
Of all the goals put forth by various health organizations during National STD Awareness Month, the effort to educate the nation's youth about sexually transmitted diseases may be the most important.... Full Story

Health agencies fight STDs with social networking sites
Date: 2009-04-22 21:32:32
As more and more people live a significant portion of their lives online, public health agencies are following suit, opening accounts on online meeting sites in order to reach people who may need medical care for sexually transmitted diseases.... Full Story

Nevada urges residents to get STD test
Date: 2009-04-20 22:26:22
As various national campaigns continue to raise awareness about getting an STD test and the benefits that come along with it, more states are reporting high rates of infected residents with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.... Full Story

MTV using celebrities for STD awareness month
Date: 2009-04-14 22:33:19
In what may be an effort to educate a younger audience about STD prevention, MTV is employing the help of celebrities to get the word out about safe sex and to urge people to start getting routine blood tests to know their status.... Full Story

CDC: A quarter of Missouri teens to contract an STD by age 25
Date: 2009-04-13 22:13:27
Roughly one in every four Missouri teenagers will contract a sexually transmitted disease by the time they are 25 years old, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control. ... Full Story

Obama administration launches AIDS awareness program
Date: 2009-04-10 21:57:20
A new five-year campaign was launched this week by the Obama administration with the goal of reinvigorating the American public about HIV infection and AIDS.... Full Story

Official: Syphilis rates increasing in Missouri
Date: 2009-04-09 21:57:59
State officials in Missouri are reportedly getting worried about the increasing rate of syphilis cases, especially among the younger population.... Full Story

STD awareness month urges people to get blood test
Date: 2009-04-08 22:54:34
In what may be described as a daring approach to raise the awareness of STDs among the younger generation, a website is asking people to post a story about their sexually transmitted disease or condition.... Full Story

Syphilis cases increase in Nashville
Date: 2009-04-07 21:13:42
As the country enters the first week of STD Awareness Month, more reports filter in from around the country about increased levels of STD cases.... Full Story

Chaplain: Sex education key to STD crisis
Date: 2009-04-07 21:11:47
A university chaplain has spoken out concerning the national STD crisis and has made a suggestion on how to combat the increasing number of cases that seem to pile up each year: more education.... Full Story

Study: HPV test may cut cancer death rate
Date: 2009-04-06 20:42:10
If 80 percent of women aged 30 to 59 around the world had a human papillomavirus (HPV) test followed by "a simplified" treatment for cancer administered the same day, it may cut the amount of cervical cancer deaths by almost half within a decade, according to a new study.... Full Story

Report: STDs prevalent in Philadelphia
Date: 2009-03-25 19:12:25
It appears there is more evidence to help convince people to get tested for STDs for early detection.... Full Story

FDA approves two new HPV tests
Date: 2009-03-13 21:10:20
The Food and Drug Administration has given premarket approval to two new human papillomavirus (HPV) tests manufactured by Hologic, the company announced.... Full Story

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