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Lack of knowledge may contribute to spread of STDs
Date: 2012-03-26 16:07:11
Rates of some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. Experts say that the only way to combat the problem is to inform young people about their risk. This may encourage them to practice safer sex and seek STD testing if they are sexually active.... Full Story

Expert offers advice for slowing the spread of STDs
Date: 2012-03-21 16:00:21
In order to contain the spread of sexually transmitted disease, experts say the U.S. needs to deploy a more intensive strategy that involves outreach and STD testing. This could have a positive impact on infection rates.... Full Story

Massachusetts district considers making condoms available in middle schools
Date: 2012-03-19 15:54:52
Condoms are considered one of the most effective methods for lowering the preventing the spread of infections and reducing a person's chances of receiving a positive STD test. But does that mean that middle schoolers should have free access to them?... Full Story

Utah sees syphilis rates rise
Date: 2012-03-16 16:01:05
State health officials in Utah are urging more STD testing, as new public health data indicate that the rate of syphilis is increasing. Testing and education are seen as central approaches to bringing rates back down.... Full Story

Experts recommend large-scale hepatitis C testing initiatives
Date: 2012-03-14 16:14:18
Broader efforts to make lab testing for hepatitis C available to more individuals could be a cost-effective method of controlling the spread of the infection, according to a new report published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.... Full Story

Online dating may be a factor in the spread of STDs
Date: 2012-03-13 15:50:21
Online dating can be a great way for singles to meet other people who share their interests and form meaningful relationships. However, experts say that it may also be contributing to a rise in the number of people receiving positive STD tests.... Full Story

Higher disease rates may mean more people are seeking STD testing
Date: 2012-03-08 16:45:50
Sexually transmitted disease rates may be on the rise in San Francisco, but experts say that this may actually be an encouraging sign, according to the San Francisco Examiner. The numbers could simply mean that more people are seeking STD testing.... Full Story

Students may face high STD risk during spring break
Date: 2012-03-07 16:54:28
Many college students engage in sexual activity during spring break, which will take place over the course of the next few weeks for most schools. However, this practice puts them at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Experts are warning students who have sex with a new partner during this time to consider seeking an STD tests.... Full Story

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