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States battle rising STD rates
Date: 2010-08-31 20:08:15
As rates of sexually transmitted diseases rise, several states are working to make STD testing more available to their residents in the hopes that it will help slow the spread of communicable infections.... Full Story

Nonprofits battle rising STD rates
Date: 2010-08-20 21:13:25
Young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 consistently have the highest rates of STDs among any demographic in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In order to battle this epidemic, many health officials are reaching out to this group to encourage them to seek STD testing. ... Full Story

Health groups battle rising STD rates
Date: 2010-08-16 20:40:02
In the face of rising gonorrhea, syphilis and Chlamydia infections, many health organizations across the country are launching new initiatives aimed at making STD testing more available.... Full Story

Survey finds misconceptions about STD testing
Date: 2010-08-05 20:22:49
Many women have misconceptions about STD testing and are consequently apprehensive about being screened for infection, according to a recent survey from University of Wisconsin School of Nursing.... Full Story

States lack funding for STD testing
Date: 2010-08-03 20:36:53
Despite an increase in the number of sexually transmitted diseases reported, many states are providing less and less funding for STD testing, a situation that experts say is allowing the problem to escalate. ... Full Story

Health experts call for more STD testing
Date: 2010-08-02 21:18:52
More than ever, health experts recommend that all sexually active adults receive an STD test, as the number of infections continues to rise and the number of people who are unaware of the condition also grows. ... Full Story

Local health departments urge STD testing
Date: 2010-07-20 19:27:08
As cases of sexually transmitted disease infection continue to rise in many parts of the country, local health officials are urging people to seek STD testing in the hopes that it might help curb the epidemic spread of infections.... Full Story

Incarcerated youths face high STD risk
Date: 2010-07-16 20:44:32
Many youths who end up in juvenile detention centers often come have a history of poor access to healthcare. Institutions may benefit from administering STD tests to these individuals, as many report high rates of infection.... Full Story

Sexual lubricants increase STD infections
Date: 2010-06-04 20:38:37
The findings of a recent study suggest that individuals who use sexual lubricants may want to seek an STD test, as they have been shown to increase the risk for Chlamydia. ... Full Story

Colorado schools use STD testing to stop disease
Date: 2010-06-03 18:03:52
Young people between the ages of 14 and 24 are significantly more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease, and many experts feel that more must be done to stem the problem.... Full Story

Public health departments urge STD testing to prevent infection
Date: 2010-05-14 17:51:06
As a growing number of young people find out from STD testing that they have an infection, public health departments across the country are working to raise awareness of the problem and seek treatment if they believe they might be infected. ... Full Story

Chlamydia testing can lead to fewer infections
Date: 2010-05-10 19:12:15
While rates of STD infections continue to rise, healthcare workers are recommending that individuals get a Chlamydia test because, even though it is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, experts say it is also one of the most easily cured.... Full Story

Community centers offer free STD testing
Date: 2010-05-06 20:27:13
Rates of STD infection are rising across the country, but community centers are working to lower these figures by offering free STD testing at their facilities. ... Full Story

Health Departments talk about STD awareness month
Date: 2010-04-28 13:42:45
With rates on the rise for sexually transmitted diseases, health departments across the country are using National STD Awareness Month to get the word out about the importance of STD tests. ... Full Story

CDC tells college students to get an STD test
Date: 2010-04-20 22:00:25
As part of the national STD Awareness Month, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are targeting college campuses to talk about the stigma associated with STD Testing. ... Full Story

Study: Majority of women would prefer at-home testing for chlamydia
Date: 2010-03-31 23:17:22
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 15 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported each year in the U.S. However, the CDC also estimates that more than 19 million new infections occur each year, meaning too few people are being tested and treated for newly acquired STDs. ... Full Story

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