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Program makes it easier for young people to access condoms   Program makes it easier for young people to access condoms
Date: 2012-02-29 16:59:04
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted disease is to use a condom during every sexual encounter. Groups are currently working to make it easier for young people to access protection, as individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 are the most likely to receive a positive STD test.... Full Story

College freshman show decreased condom use  College freshman show decreased condom use
Date: 2012-02-28 16:48:33
A young woman's freshman year of college may be a time during which her risk of receiving a positive STD test increases. New research indicates that individuals are much less likely to use a condom during this period.... Full Story

Researchers uncover key process in gonorrhea infection  Researchers uncover key process in gonorrhea infection
Date: 2012-02-27 16:45:51
Positive STD tests for gonorrhea are extremely common. What's worse is that the bacteria are increasingly growing resistant to antibiotics. However, a team of researchers may have identified a biological pathway that plays a critical role to the ability of the microbes to infect the human body.... Full Story

Group works to distribute condoms to California youths   Group works to distribute condoms to California youths
Date: 2012-02-15 16:53:08
In addition to STD testing, safe sex practices are among the best ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. An initiative in California is seeking to make it easier for young people to be safer when they decide to engage in sex.... Full Story

STDs can threaten pregnancy   STDs can threaten pregnancy
Date: 2012-02-14 16:47:50
Sexually transmitted diseases can pose a serious problem to women who are pregnant. While infections are generally not considered a major pregnancy risk factor, high numbers of women are infected while carrying a baby each year. Experts say individuals should consider STD testing in order to ensure they are not carrying an infection that could affect their health or the well-being of their baby.... Full Story

Group brings condoms to communities across the country   Group brings condoms to communities across the country
Date: 2012-02-13 17:02:07
Aside from abstinence, wearing a condom during sex is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. One group is working to make sure that more are aware of the benefits of this safe-sex practice.... Full Story

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea on the rise   Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea on the rise
Date: 2012-02-09 16:39:06
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning individuals that cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea are on the rise. The advice underscores the importance for partners to seek STD testing before engaging in sexual activity.... Full Story

Expert warns middle-aged women about the dangers of STDs   Expert warns middle-aged women about the dangers of STDs
Date: 2012-02-06 16:47:49
Older, newly divorced women may be more likely to receive a positive STD test, according to a new paper published by a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The expert recommended that women in this situation should educate themselves about the risk factors associated with sexual behavior.... Full Story

Seniors urged to consider STD testing   Seniors urged to consider STD testing
Date: 2012-02-03 16:59:54
More seniors may want to consider STD testing, as new evidence shows that older individuals are more sexually active than ever. This increases their chances of contracting an infection like chlamydia or herpes.... Full Story

STD risk high among teens   STD risk high among teens
Date: 2012-02-01 12:34:47
Anyone who engages in sexual activity with another person who has not received an STD test is at risk for becoming infected. However, some groups are particularly vulnerable. Teens and young adults make up what is perhaps the group with the highest risk.... Full Story

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