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Risk factors for STD infection
Date: 2011-12-21 16:54:31
Just about anyone who engages in sexual activity is at risk of receiving a positive STD test at some point in their life, but certain individuals may be even more likely to contract an infection due to their lifestyle habits or other factors. Understanding these risk factors can help individuals mitigate them and reduce their chances of becoming infected.... Full Story

Group sex represents major STD risk factor for young people
Date: 2011-12-20 16:47:17
The number adolescent girls who participate in group sex experiences is rising, according to a new study, and the researchers say this could lead to increases in the number of individuals who receive positive STD test results.... Full Story

Young people may benefit from STD testing
Date: 2011-12-16 17:11:53
STD testing is generally thought of something that is most important for college-age individuals and young adults. However, experts are increasingly warning that younger children are sexually active, too, which puts them at risk for contracting an infection.... Full Story

More education needed to prevent spread of STDs, expert says
Date: 2011-12-14 16:49:09
Encouraging individuals to seek STD testing and treating those infected have been the primary components of most public health responses to the issue of STDs. However, some experts are saying that state efforts need to look beyond these aspects of prevention.... Full Story

STD rates rise among seniors
Date: 2011-12-12 16:49:19
Positive STD tests are becoming a growing problem in the nation's nursing homes, as experts say older individuals are staying sexually active while not necessarily practicing safe sex.... Full Story

The rising tide of STDs in 2010
Date: 2011-12-12 16:45:45
A significant amount of progress has been in battling sexually transmitted infections in recent years. Fewer people now receive positive STD tests for conditions like HIV. However, some troubling trends persist. Rates of other infections like chlamydia remain high and, in some cases, are increasing.... Full Story

Common STD may make men's sweat stink
Date: 2011-12-09 16:36:15
Most people are familiar with some of the more common symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia or gonorrhea, but a new study has uncovered a lesser known symptom associated with a positive STD test.... Full Story

Herpes 2 testing is critical to controlling spread of infection
Date: 2011-12-08 16:55:00
Many people may avoid seeking herpes 2 testing for fear of what it may mean if they are positively diagnosed. However, the repercussions of the disease may not be as bad as some people believe. This is particularly true when it comes to a person's ability to have sex.... Full Story

Experts says STD rates are rising in some parts of the country
Date: 2011-12-02 16:46:57
STD testing is needed now more than ever, as experts say they are seeing rates of diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea hit all-time highs.... Full Story

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