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Many New Yorkers do not use condoms
Date: 2013-11-04 19:21:51

A poll from the New York City Health Department found that the majority of New York City residents are not using condoms, making them far more vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases. The poll found that roughly two-thirds of the city's residents reported that they had not used a condom in their last sexual encounter, making it less surprising that so many of the city's residents test positive when it comes to STD testing.

Condom use... Full Story

Stigmas about STDs may be reducing testing
Date: 2013-11-06 18:03:30

Stigmas surrounding sexually transmitted diseases may be reducing the amount of STD testing, according to a new study. The research found that many Americans, especially those who are college-aged, were resistant to the idea of STD tests because the results could potentially be embarrassing, even in the company of medical professionals.

The stigma of STDs... Full Story

Syphilis outbreak sparks concern in Oklahoma
Date: 2013-11-07 14:00:52

An outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease syphilis in Enid, Okla., has sparked concerns among public health officials and residents alike. There have been nearly double the amount of reported cases of syphilis this year compared to last year in the city, so those in the area may want to consider getting STD tests to be sure of their status.

Syphilis in Enid... Full Story

CDC estimates that one-third of Americans have STDs
Date: 2013-11-10 19:35:36

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new data estimating that one-third of Americans have sexually transmitted diseases or infections. The new data shows that people aged 15 to 24 are most likely to have the diseases, the most common of which is the human papillomavirus. The agency urged STD testing for all sexually active Americans, especially those who are most at risk for infection.

Rise in STDs... Full Story

New birth control could prevent HIV infections
Date: 2013-11-12 19:04:45

A new birth control device that may be effective in preventing HIV infections is set to undergo testing. The research about the device was presented at the 2013 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio and shows promise for a device that could help prevent unwanted pregnancies as well as the spread of the deadly sexually transmitted disease.

The new birth control device... Full Story

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