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STDs on the rise among the elderly   STDs on the rise among the elderly
Date: 2011-09-27 08:50:38
Most of the information about preventing STDs is aimed at young people. After all, the vast majority of new cases of infections occur in individuals between the ages of 18 and 25. However, experts are saying that a disturbing new trend is leading an increase in the number of positive STD tests among older individuals.... Full Story

Many people wait until Monday to seek STD testing   Many people wait until Monday to seek STD testing
Date: 2011-09-22 08:23:32
The weekend is the most common time for people to engage in sexual activity, but new research suggests that individuals may not feel concerned about their unsafe sexual practices until the weekend is over.... Full Story

Action needed to combat treatment-resistant gonorrhea, experts say   Action needed to combat treatment-resistant gonorrhea, experts say
Date: 2011-09-20 15:46:05
Doctors are increasingly seeing cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, and experts are saying urgent action is needed to avert a public health crisis. This could prevent many new positive STD tests.... Full Story

Expert: Couples should talk about STD testing   Expert: Couples should talk about STD testing
Date: 2011-09-19 08:09:12
For those who are starting a new relationship, STD testing may play an important role in helping both partners feel safe that neither has an infection that could potentially be spread. However, it can still be difficult to ask a new partner to get tested.... Full Story

Older women lack sexual health knowledge, study finds   Older women lack sexual health knowledge, study finds
Date: 2011-09-14 16:01:42
Older women may be unaware of important information about sexual health, according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs. This may put them at an increased risk of receiving a positive STD test.... Full Story

States see rise in STDs as funding for prevention dwindles   States see rise in STDs as funding for prevention dwindles
Date: 2011-09-13 08:17:31
States across the country are cutting preventative measures aimed at helping people avoid contracting sexually transmitted disease in order to balance their budgets. While this may enable legislatures to get their financial houses in order, it may also be causing a rise in positive STD tests.... Full Story

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