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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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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