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DC responds to HIV rates with push for STD tests
Date: 2009-08-31 18:16:20
A new campaign has started in Washington DC and it has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with a report that came out earlier this year. Because of the city's escalating HIV rates, health and political officials are urging residents to get an HIV test.... Full Story

Missouri county considering raising price of STD tests
Date: 2009-08-28 23:00:36
With STD rates on the rise in some parts of the country, the actions of the Missouri Department of Health may seem a bit odd.... Full Story

CDC may recommend circumcisions to prevent spread of HIV
Date: 2009-08-27 22:42:27
In an effort to curtail the spread of HIV, some health officials are suggesting all babies be circumcised, an idea that has sparked some controversy.... Full Story

CDC considers mandatory STD testing
Date: 2009-08-17 22:37:16
Despite countless initiatives and months dedicated to promoting awareness of AIDS and STDs, there are still a great number of people in the U.S. who are infected every day.... Full Story

Herpes testing may reveal higher risk of HIV
Date: 2009-08-11 12:00:00
Scientists have long known that someone with a herpes infection was at increased risk of getting HIV. While it had been thought that the two to three-fold increase in risk was due to the presence of sores and lesions on the skin which can increase the chance for HIV to get into the blood stream, scientists discovered last year that even people whose lesions had been treated are still at higher risk.... Full Story

More aggressive HIV testing provides some improvement for Washington DC
Date: 2009-08-05 19:04:22
The HIV epidemic that has hit the nation's capitol is still far from over, but a new assessment of the situation shows that increased attention paid to the problem, including more HIV testing and better reporting and follow up of infected residents, has caused some improvement in the city's condition.... Full Story

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