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Online dating may be linked to spread of positive STD tests
Date: 2011-12-08 16:57:35
Individuals who have recently engaged in unprotected sex may benefit from talking to their doctor about STD testing, particularly if they found their partner on an online dating site. Experts say this new tool for finding a hook-up may increase the risk of the spread of infections.... Full Story

STD rate remains high in Alabama
Date: 2011-11-10 16:46:06
High rates of positives STD tests are a common problem throughout much of the country, but the situation is much more severe in certain areas.... Full Story

Young people should be encouraged to practice safe sex, expert says
Date: 2011-10-12 15:59:59
Encouraging young people, including teenagers, to seek STD testing may be an important part of controlling the spread of infections, experts say. Individuals under the age of 25 have the highest rates of diseases and are responsible for many new cases.... Full Story

Los Angeles turn to online STD testing program to battle infections
Date: 2011-09-23 08:03:35
Online STD testing has become a popular option for many individuals, as they do not have to go through the potential embarrassment of visit to their doctor. They have been proven to be such a popular and effective method of getting people screened, that now the city of Los Angeles is looking to the testing methods to battle rising rates of infections.... Full Story

Home STD testing may help more women get screened
Date: 2011-07-25 14:52:04
At-home STD testing led more women to be screened for chlamydia in a recent study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, suggesting that this approach may be a useful way to prevent the spread of illnesses.... Full Story

Sour economy may increase spread of STDs
Date: 2011-07-06 15:02:56
The economic recession has had an impact on many aspects of people's daily lives in America, but some experts are saying that it may also be responsible for a spike in the number of positive STD tests.... Full Story

Experts warn that STDs rise among teens during the summer
Date: 2011-05-23 11:22:32
Summer is a time of fun, freedom and relaxation for most teenagers. Unfortunately, it is also a time of increased sexual activity among this age group. Because of this, health officials are warning that teens may have an increased need for STD testing over the summer months.... Full Story

Alaska leads the nation in STD rates
Date: 2011-05-11 11:42:58
Despite the fact that it has one of the lowest populations in the nation, Alaska continues to lead the way in terms of the number of residents who receive positive STD tests, state health officials say.... Full Story

Health officials report growing STD rates among seniors
Date: 2011-05-05 11:12:57
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the vast majority of positive STD tests are given to individuals under the age of 25. However, this does not mean that older people do not have to worry about practicing safe sex. Public health officials in many parts of the country are reporting escalating infection rates among seniors.... Full Story

Experts recommend STD testing as part of awareness month
Date: 2011-04-26 11:22:09
In recognition of STD Awareness Month many experts are urging individuals, particularly young people, to seek STD testing to know find out whether or not they have a sexually transmitted disease.... Full Story

Countries find creative solutions to increase STD testing
Date: 2011-02-03 13:31:30
U.S. public health officials who are trying to curb rising rates of sexually transmitted disease may be interested in looking to the efforts of other countries for innovative solutions. For example, Australian authorities recently launched a program that pays young people to seek STD testing.... Full Story

Minority women are more likely to receive a chlamydia test
Date: 2011-01-25 11:48:37
While there is believed to be a higher prevalence of some sexually transmitted diseases among certain minorities, a recent study from Indiana University researchers found that Hispanic and African American women are more likely to receive chlamydia testing than white women, which may account for the disparity.... Full Story

Chlamydia linked to increased risk of pregnancy complications
Date: 2011-01-19 13:40:32
Chlamydia may increase the risk of women experiencing a range of birth defects, including ectopic pregnancy, according to a new study from Scottish researchers. The findings underscore the importance of regular STD testing.... Full Story

New guidelines call for increased STD testing
Date: 2011-01-07 12:43:51
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new set of guidelines for the diagnosing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Among the highlights of the report is a call for increased STD testing.... Full Story

Teens may deny sexual activity, inhibit effective STD testing rates
Date: 2011-01-05 08:50:06
Denial of sexual activity may be preventing many teens from seeking STD testing, which could be contributing to persistently low testing rates, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.... Full Story

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