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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
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
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
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
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
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

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