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Cash rewards could increase STD testing rates   Cash rewards could increase STD testing rates
Date: 2010-12-21 08:59:49
Offering cash rewards may help increase STD testing, thereby lowering the rates of infection, according to a new study from University of California, Berkeley researchers.... Full Story

College campuses start initiatives to curb high STD rates   College campuses start initiatives to curb high STD rates
Date: 2010-10-15 11:32:10
The majority of new STD infections occur in individuals between the ages of 15 and 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. College students who have unprotected sex are a major part of the problem, and many campuses are working to address the issue among their attendees.... Full Story

Public health officials attempt to put a stop to rising STD rates in teens Public health officials attempt to put a stop to rising STD rates in teens
Date: 2010-09-17 21:28:51
Teenagers and young adults tend to have the highest rates of STD infection among all demographics. Experts say that these individuals often engage in risky sexual behavior that contributes to the spread of disease.... Full Story

Groups work to encourage STD testing Groups work to encourage STD testing
Date: 2010-09-03 22:37:42
Infections like Chlamydia and gonorrhea are rising in many areas of the country. In order to curb the growing rates, health experts recommend that all sexually active adults receive an STD test.... Full Story

College campuses struggle with rising STD rates College campuses struggle with rising STD rates
Date: 2010-09-08 22:03:52
While the number of sexually transmitted diseases continues to rise across all demographics, rates are especially high among college students. In an effort to curb this trend, many health experts are recommending that college students receive an STD test before continuing sexual activity.... Full Story

Schools offer STD testing to stop spread of infections Schools offer STD testing to stop spread of infections
Date: 2010-08-26 22:07:55
More than one quarter of U.S. teenagers have a sexually transmitted disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of infected teens has been steadily climbing in recent decades, and many health experts say that more STD testing is needed to help curb the problem.... Full Story

Cost a major factor in seeking HPV vaccination Cost a major factor in seeking HPV vaccination
Date: 2010-08-24 20:43:55
Despite the fact that increasing numbers of women are receiving positive STD tests for human papillomavirus (HPV), many women never seek the vaccine for the virus. A new survey suggests that the cost of the vaccination may play the largest role in determining whether women pursue the test or not.... Full Story

Public health departments continue to battle climbing STD rates Public health departments continue to battle climbing STD rates
Date: 2010-07-23 19:59:24
In an effort to reduce the rates of infection of sexually transmitted diseases, public health departments are recommending STD testing for all sexually active adults.... Full Story

HPV vaccine may prevent other genital conditions HPV vaccine may prevent other genital conditions
Date: 2010-07-21 20:16:00
For individuals who have found out that they are positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) following an STD test, it may be too late to avoid many of the complications that stem from the infection. However, a new study has found that individuals who are given the HPV vaccine are less susceptible to genital warts and pre-cancerous growths, two of the more common diseases related to the infection.... Full Story

Men on ED medication should seek STD testing, study finds Men on ED medication should seek STD testing, study finds
Date: 2010-07-08 22:04:23
STD testing may benefit men who are taking prescription medications for erectile dysfunction (ED). A new study has found that men who take these medications are more likely to have a sexually transmitted disease. ... Full Story

STDs on the rise among young people STDs on the rise among young people
Date: 2010-06-07 22:30:11
Sexually active teenagers may want to consider seeking an STD test, as a new survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the age group has more sexually transmitted diseases than any other in the United States. ... Full Story

Health department budget cuts jeopardize STD testing Health department budget cuts jeopardize STD testing
Date: 2010-06-02 18:21:42
As states across the country struggle with massive budget deficits, many lawmakers are slashing budgets and cutting services. In many communities, that has meant dropping funding for health clinics, an important provider of STD testing. ... Full Story

States amend prescription laws to stop STD spread States amend prescription laws to stop STD spread
Date: 2010-05-28 17:28:46
In an effort to slow the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, many states are considering legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medication for the partners of those who have received a positive STD test without the need for their partner to see a doctor. ... Full Story

Health departments work to slow spread of STDs Health departments work to slow spread of STDs
Date: 2010-05-26 17:15:52
STD testing can be an effective way to slow the spread of diseases, however many individuals avoid getting tested because they are nervous about the process of testing or finding out that they have an infection.... Full Story

Survey reveals many myths about STD testing Survey reveals many myths about STD testing
Date: 2010-05-21 19:21:59
Many experts agree that STD testing can be one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of infections, however the results of a recent survey released by a University of Wisconsin researcher shows that many women are reluctant to seek tests.... Full Story

Salt Lake City combats rising STD rates with new education program Salt Lake City combats rising STD rates with new education program
Date: 2010-05-13 18:25:11
Recent STD testing in the Salt Lake City area has shown that rates of infection are rising at a dramatic pace, especially among teens, prompting public health officials in the city to launch new education campaigns aimed at helping parents talk to their children about sex. ... Full Story

Health clinics lose funding for STD tests Health clinics lose funding for STD tests
Date: 2010-05-11 18:36:13
Community health centers are an important provider of STD testing for many people, but these clinics often rely on grants and donations to run their services.... Full Story

More STD testing needed to stop spread of infection, experts say More STD testing needed to stop spread of infection, experts say
Date: 2010-05-04 22:40:07
With rates of STD infection rising among teenagers, many public health departments across the country are stepping up efforts to encourage young people to get an STD test. ... Full Story

Lack of STD testing leads to rise in cases among teens Lack of STD testing leads to rise in cases among teens
Date: 2010-04-29 13:55:23
Rates of STD infection are rising across all demographics, but the most troubling numbers are found among middle school-aged children, which public health officials say are going up at "frightening" rates.... Full Story

Home STD testing a much more attractive option, study says Home STD testing a much more attractive option, study says
Date: 2010-04-28 13:52:25
Many people may find the prospect of going to a doctor for an STD test daunting, which is one factor in a new study that suggests home STD testing is the most popular option among women. ... Full Story

Regular STD testing can help lower rates, research says Regular STD testing can help lower rates, research says
Date: 2010-04-28 13:47:22
While STD rates are generally higher among low-income individuals, a new study suggest that the most effective way to deal with the problem is to simply offer patients an STD test at community health centers, which primarily serve these individuals, along with regular check-ups. ... Full Story

Students fight to make STD tests more available on campus Students fight to make STD tests more available on campus
Date: 2010-04-27 16:07:30
The sexual health problems faced on college campuses are largely know, but many students are still dissatisfied with the measures their schools are taking to address the issue, and the lack of resources, like STD testing.... Full Story

Increased funding makes HIV tests more available Increased funding makes HIV tests more available
Date: 2010-04-27 16:06:30
Many experts say that routine STD testing can be one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of diseases, but family health clinics never received funding for HIV testing in many parts of the country, forcing them to refer patients elsewhere.... Full Story

Schools push STD testing to lower rates Schools push STD testing to lower rates
Date: 2010-04-23 19:04:53
Colleges across the country taking part of national STD Awareness Week are stressing the role that sexual health plays in the overall wellbeing of their students, and are especially emphasizing the importance of getting an STD test. ... Full Story

Significant number of at-risk newborn babies do not receive hepatitis B vaccine Significant number of at-risk newborn babies do not receive hepatitis B vac
Date: 2010-03-08 19:23:01
A new study has found that nearly 20 percent of babies born to mothers who have tested positive for hepatitis B have not received treatments known to protect newborns from developing the infection. ... Full Story

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