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CDC tweets about the importance of STD testing
Date: 2012-04-27 11:08:56
STD testing  is widely considered to be a critical method of preventing the spread of infections. Public health officials are increasingly trying to find new ways to encourage individuals get themselves checked out.... Full Story

Officials see STD rates rise
Date: 2012-04-23 16:10:33
While public health officials have made some progress fighting the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases, experts say more STD testing is needed in certain areas, as rates for certain diseases continue to rise.... Full Story

STD tests are widely available
Date: 2012-04-20 15:56:04
Some people do not feel comfortable walking into their doctor's office and asking for an STD test. However, experts say that this should not stop a person from getting themselves tested, as there are many different options for screening today. Mail-order and online services even make it possible to complete a test without leaving the house.... Full Story

Groups urge STD testing
Date: 2012-04-18 15:54:33
Many sexually transmitted diseases do not present symptoms until they have progressed to a relatively advanced stage. At this point they are more difficult to treat. For this reason, experts say sexually active individuals should consider STD testing, even if they do not have symptoms. It is the only way they can be sure they are not infected.... Full Story

Craigslist availability linked to rise in STDs in cities
Date: 2012-04-16 16:04:05
Craigslist may represent an easy way for individuals to come together to sell certain items, but new research suggests that it may also be responsible for a rise in the number of positive STD tests in certain regions.... Full Story

Group produces public service advertisement aimed at addressing STDs in seniors
Date: 2012-04-13 15:46:39
A new advertisement aimed at adults over 55 has caused a bit of a stir for its depiction of adult sexuality. However, experts say this type of discussion is necessary to educate older adults on the importance of practicing safe sex and STD testing.... Full Story

Communities observe STD awareness month
Date: 2012-04-10 16:03:15
April marks Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, and many communities are using the time to encourage improved sexual health among local residents. Many groups are suggesting that people consider seeking STD testing.... Full Story

Group identifies celebrities with STDs to raise awareness
Date: 2012-04-09 15:56:57
All sexually active individuals should be concerned about sexually transmitted diseases and take steps to reduce their risk. A recent report made this point by identifying 100 celebrities who have received positive STD tests at some time.... Full Story

Public schools make little progress on STD education
Date: 2012-04-05 16:00:20
Public schools have made little progress in advancing education of how to prevent unintended pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, which could lead to a higher incidence of positive STD tests, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Full Story

CDC marks STD awareness month by encouraging education and testing
Date: 2012-04-02 15:47:27
Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 receive about half of all new positive STD tests. For this reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using STD awareness month, which is observed in April, to encourage more young people to consider STD testing.... Full Story

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