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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

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