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  • Most U.S. Teens Aren't 'Doing It'
    (22-Jun-2017)
    By 18, more than half of adolescents were still virgins, new CDC survey reveals

  • Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners

  • Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners

  • Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners

  • Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Healthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says

  • Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Healthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says

  • 2 Doses of HPV Shot Enough to Prevent Genital Warts: Study
    (24-May-2017)
    Findings back up new CDC recommendations for kids

  • Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

  • Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

  • 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Under 60 Carry HPV
    (06-Apr-2017)
    But vaccine should turn the tide against virus that can cause cancer, sexual health expert says

  • Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say

  • Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say

  • 'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV
    (05-Apr-2017)
    AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

  • Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age
    (31-Mar-2017)
    About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

  • Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers found

  • Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe
    (18-Feb-2017)
    Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

  • When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be
    (16-Feb-2017)
    People who use the drug are more willing to have casual sex without a condom, study shows

  • Gay Men Less Likely to Have Safe Sex Now: Survey
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Better treatments may translate into complacency, HIV experts say

  • 2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Pelvic inflammatory disease often caused by sexually transmitted infections, CDC experts say

  • Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Nearly 1 in 4 had progressed to AIDS at time of diagnosis: CDC

  • Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs
    (01-Feb-2017)
    But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say

  • HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Women who've been immunized still need the screen every 3 to 5 years, cancer specialists say

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

  • Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds

  • Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

  • Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

  • Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

  • Mouthwash Helps Kill Gonorrhea Germs in Mouth, Throat: Study
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Listerine's maker has long made the claim, and new Australian research seems to confirm it

  • Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

  • Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

  • Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

  • Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

  • Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study finds unexpected risk comes from baring all

  • Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study finds unexpected risk comes from baring all

  • 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

  • Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study
    (16-Nov-2016)
    In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

  • Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Three-shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed

  • Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World
    (02-Nov-2016)
    HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC
    (19-Oct-2016)
    More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC
    (19-Oct-2016)
    More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC
    (19-Oct-2016)
    More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC
    (19-Oct-2016)
    More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC
    (19-Oct-2016)
    More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

  • Doctors May Not Be Telling High-Risk Patients About HIV Prevention Drug
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Less than half of gay and bisexual men are aware of once-a-day pill PrEP, study shows

  • Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC
    (21-Sep-2016)
    But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

  • Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC
    (21-Sep-2016)
    But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

  • Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

  • Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

  • Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

  • Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

  • Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Only people born in the 1920s reported having less sex between the ages of 20 and 24

  • Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

  • Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Only people born in the 1920s reported having less sex between the ages of 20 and 24

  • Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says

  • Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says

  • Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Boys and girls should start the shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus

  • Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Deaths continue 10-year decline, but new infections on the rise in many countries, especially in Africa

  • Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV
    (18-Jul-2016)
    African study showed women who used it consistently could cut their risk of infection

  • U.S. Cases of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Rise Fourfold in One Year
    (14-Jul-2016)
    CDC statistics for 2013-2014 show troubling spike in resistant strains

  • Do More to Fight HIV in Africa: Study
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Male circumcision, broader use of preventive drugs could help control epidemic, researchers say

  • How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

  • HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Majority of 39,000 annual cases are preventable, CDC says

  • Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Parents and peers have far more influence on sexual behavior

  • U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics
    (23-Jun-2016)
    U.S. officials concerned about potential danger of untreatable STD

  • U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics
    (23-Jun-2016)
    U.S. officials concerned about potential danger of untreatable STD

  • Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients

  • Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study
    (09-Jun-2016)
    3 in 4 tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia came back negative

  • HIV Decline Falls Short of U.S. 5-Year Goal
    (06-May-2016)
    But some progress seen in reducing new infections, transmission

  • Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study
    (05-May-2016)
    Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

  • Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection
    (27-Apr-2016)
    New approach might one day give doctors another treatment option or a way to develop an AIDS vaccine

  • Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

  • Another STD Spurs Concern
    (12-Feb-2016)
    British study concludes Mycoplasma genitalium infection is transmitted through sexual contact

  • Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Even moderate drinking linked to higher risk for death and alcohol-related health issues

  • Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Problem affects almost two-thirds of those taking tenofovir in sub-Sahara Africa

  • Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation
    (25-Jan-2016)
    But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing Threat
    (19-Jan-2016)
    U.S. officials echo concerns of health experts in Great Britain

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing Threat
    (19-Jan-2016)
    U.S. officials echo concerns of health experts in Great Britain

  • HIV Testing Rates Still Low Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Half of infected young people don't know it, even though guidelines suggest screening all who are ages 13 to 64

  • Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

  • Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Proposed recommendation dovetails with surge in U.S. cases of the sexually transmitted disease

  • Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Proposed recommendation dovetails with surge in U.S. cases of the sexually transmitted disease

  • CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

  • Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Kids tend to delay sex if Mom and Dad keep an eye on what they're doing, who they're with

  • Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say

  • Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say

  • Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say

  • Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say

  • Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say

  • Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say

  • Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

  • Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

  • Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDC
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Other effective treatments remain available, but experts say finding is cause for concern

  • Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDC
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Other effective treatments remain available, but experts say finding is cause for concern

  • Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

  • Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Common sexually transmitted virus can cause multiple cancers

  • Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds
    (26-Oct-2015)
    This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

  • Churches a Good Place for HIV Testing, Treatment in Africa
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Study found pregnant women in sub-Saharan nations were 11 times more likely to get help in faith-based centers

  • Almost Half of American Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds: Report
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Finding highlights challenges of 'unequal epidemic,' researcher says

  • Experimental Gel Could Prevent Genital Herpes Infection
    (05-Aug-2015)
    But follow-up study of the gel for HIV prevention yields disappointing results

  • Experimental Gel Could Prevent Genital Herpes Infection
    (05-Aug-2015)
    But follow-up study of the gel for HIV prevention yields disappointing results

  • Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    (30-Jul-2015)
    4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

  • U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Report finds less than half of those aged 15 to 19 have had intercourse

  • Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Chlamydia screening of young women plummeted at one university health center

  • Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Chlamydia screening of young women plummeted at one university health center

  • Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

  • College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

  • Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Findings support immunization of older adults

  • Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis
    (28-May-2015)
    Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

  • HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males
    (13-May-2015)
    But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

  • HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

  • Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Protection may go beyond cervical infection

  • Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Researchers found that Valtrex appeared to reduce viral levels

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study
    (10-Mar-2015)
    It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study
    (10-Mar-2015)
    It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

  • Health Tip: Easing the Pain of Shingles
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Suggestions for relief

  • Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

  • Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Virus hid deep within 'memory cells' of immune system, where it couldn't be detected

  • HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows
    (09-Feb-2015)
    After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

  • HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows
    (09-Feb-2015)
    After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

  • Smartphone Device Detects HIV, Syphilis
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Low-cost accessory replicates laboratory-based blood test, researchers report

  • Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Potentially cancer-causing infection appears to linger in males over 45

  • Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Whether 'birth control shot' increases risk or if risk is from less condom use isn't clear, expert says

  • Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

  • Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years

  • Did Columbus Really Bring Syphilis to Europe?
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Scientists say they found signs of the disease in Croatian skeleton that lived centuries earlier

  • Did Columbus Really Bring Syphilis to Europe?
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Scientists say they found signs of the disease in Croatian skeleton that lived centuries earlier

  • CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Says benefits, including reduced chances of sexually transmitted diseases, outweigh risks

  • Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say

  • Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk
    (24-Oct-2014)
    But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

  • Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

  • Peers Best at Convincing High-Risk Individuals to Get HIV Test: Study
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Study found people referred this way were 2.5 times more likely to be infected

  • Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds
    (07-Oct-2014)
    Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer

  • Bro Alert: Too Much Booze May Harm Your Sperm
    (03-Oct-2014)
    And the risk of sexually transmitted infection climbs with more drinking, research suggests

  • 2nd Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Doctors report levels of AIDS-causing virus rose just two weeks after drug treatment was stopped

  • HIV May Have Emerged in Congo in 1920s: Study
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Railways, prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus decades ago, researchers say

  • Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC
    (25-Sep-2014)
    They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

  • Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

  • Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

  • Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

  • Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs
    (22-Sep-2014)
    'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

  • Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs
    (22-Sep-2014)
    'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

  • HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

  • Sexually Transmitted Cancer Still Plaguing Dogs
    (05-Sep-2014)
    But areas that actively spay, neuter and control stray animals have lower rates

  • Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

  • Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Research reveals ongoing struggle in the cells of infected people

  • Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
    (25-Jul-2014)
    HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say

  • Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

  • HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds
    (23-Jul-2014)
    For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report

  • Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why

  • AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

  • HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

  • HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too
    (30-Jun-2014)
    But effect isn't strong enough to make it a stand-alone preventive treatment for herpes, expert says

  • HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too
    (30-Jun-2014)
    But effect isn't strong enough to make it a stand-alone preventive treatment for herpes, expert says

  • HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too
    (30-Jun-2014)
    But effect isn't strong enough to make it a stand-alone preventive treatment for herpes, expert says

  • Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

  • Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

  • Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV
    (20-May-2014)
    But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

  • Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC
    (09-May-2014)
    Rates have more than doubled since 2000, health officials report

  • Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC
    (09-May-2014)
    Rates have more than doubled since 2000, health officials report

  • HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

  • More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Influential U.S. panel has also drafted guidelines on counseling to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhea

  • More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Influential U.S. panel has also drafted guidelines on counseling to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhea

  • More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Influential U.S. panel has also drafted guidelines on counseling to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhea

  • Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
    (03-Apr-2014)
    But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

  • HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Signs of potential trouble could be different in people without the virus, study suggests

  • Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says

  • Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

  • Long-Acting HIV Drug May Offer Better Protection Against Infection
    (04-Mar-2014)
    In monkey studies, shots guarded against disease for human equivalent of up to three months

  • Head, Throat Cancer Survival May Be Longer if Tumor Caused by HPV: Study
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Patients with recurrent disease seem to 'do better' if cancer is tied to the virus, researcher says

  • STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Parenting, friends and academics all influence likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, study says

  • Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
    (12-Feb-2014)
    The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

  • Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls
    (11-Feb-2014)
    But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

  • President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine
    (10-Feb-2014)
    It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

  • Only 1 in 3 HIV-Infected Black Americans Gets Effective Treatment: Study
    (06-Feb-2014)
    CDC says just 35 percent have the virus under control; young black males have lowest treatment rates

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

  • Abused Women Vulnerable to Unsafe Sex Practices
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Request for condom can often be met with violent reaction, study says

  • Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Genital Herpes Treatment
    (15-Jan-2014)
    But larger, longer trials are needed, experts say

  • Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk
    (03-Jan-2014)
    Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

  • Taking Drug to Prevent HIV Doesn't Seem to Encourage Risk-Taking
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Study found those given Truvada did not practice riskier sex because of extra protection

  • Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (09-Dec-2013)
    And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

  • Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice
    (04-Dec-2013)
    After short-term success, chemical resistance developed, study finds

  • Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says
    (02-Dec-2013)
    39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

  • Unprotected Sex On the Rise Among U.S. Gay Men, CDC Says
    (27-Nov-2013)
    Regular, frequent HIV testing can greatly cut down on risky behaviors, experts say

  • Talking to Partners About STDs Often Awkward: Survey
    (06-Nov-2013)
    But conversations about sexual histories and protection are important for couples, experts say

  • HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

  • Counseling With HIV Testing May Not Help Prevent Future STDs
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Study saw no decrease in infection rate among at-risk recipients given behavior-change advice

  • Counseling With HIV Testing May Not Help Prevent Future STDs
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Study saw no decrease in infection rate among at-risk recipients given behavior-change advice

  • U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests
    (17-Oct-2013)
    They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past

  • Meds That Prevent HIV Infection Don't Spur Risky Behavior: Study
    (17-Oct-2013)
    HIV-negative people who know they're protected do not increase their sexual risk-taking, research shows

  • U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests
    (17-Oct-2013)
    They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past

  • How a Routine Pap Smear Ends Up Costing $1,000
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Family physician investigated how some of her patients received big bills for common tests

  • Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells
    (04-Oct-2013)
    New ability to measure that pressure may help lead to treatments, study authors suggest

  • Researchers Tie Increased Throat Cancer Cases to HPV Infection
    (26-Sep-2013)
    More whites develop cancers linked to oral sex, but blacks have worse survival rates, study finds

  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (05-Sep-2013)
    However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (05-Sep-2013)
    However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (05-Sep-2013)
    However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

  • Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Those with same-gender friends in stable housing reported safer sex habits

  • Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Lagging rates will lead to more cervical cancer cases, health officials contend

  • Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV
    (23-Jul-2013)
    But overall risk is low, and virus usually clears within a year, study found

  • HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Vaccination already recommended for boys and girls to guard against sexually transmitted infections

  • U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men
    (16-Jul-2013)
    It might reduce their risk of anal cancer

  • New Treatments Show Promise Against Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Study results were impressive, but experts say other options are still needed

  • New Treatments Show Promise Against Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Study results were impressive, but experts say other options are still needed

  • HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

  • Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Study found age was key to whether patients knew HIV status and were getting treatment

  • Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Experts say the claim is probably correct, because tumors caused by HPV virus much more responsive to treatment

  • Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD
    (30-May-2013)
    'Trich' causes discomfort for some, but is symptomless in others

  • Immune Cell Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine: Study
    (08-May-2013)
    Understanding specialized cells could be key to preventing genital herpes, researchers say

  • Immune Cell Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine: Study
    (08-May-2013)
    Understanding specialized cells could be key to preventing genital herpes, researchers say

  • Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Preteens appear to get same protection with two doses of HPV vaccine as young women who get three

  • New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults
    (29-Apr-2013)
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says effectiveness of newer treatments, especially if given early, prompted change

  • HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Australian effort saw nationwide rates drop up to 93 percent in girls, young women

  • Experimental Drug May Work Against Hepatitis C
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Miravirsen greatly reduced virus in patients in small study

  • Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests

  • Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

  • Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find

  • HIV May Raise Risk of Heart Attack
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Study found 48 percent higher chance of heart trouble

  • Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report
    (14-Feb-2013)
    And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says

  • Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine Effectiveness
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Antidepressants linked to improved immune response in older patients, researchers say

  • Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report
    (14-Feb-2013)
    And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says

  • Condoms Don't Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Misperceptions can raise risk for STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy

  • Many Women Victims of 'Contraceptive Sabotage,' Experts Say
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Leading ob/gyn group urges doctors to screen for this and other forms of sexual coercion

  • Is 'Untreatable' Gonorrhea On the Way?
    (08-Jan-2013)
    About one in 13 people failed treatment with last available oral antibiotic, Canadian study found

  • Is 'Untreatable' Gonorrhea On the Way?
    (08-Jan-2013)
    About one in 13 people failed treatment with last available oral antibiotic, Canadian study found

  • Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC
    (08-Jan-2013)
    This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

  • 'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests
    (13-Dec-2012)
    The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say

  • Surprise HIV Diagnosis Becomes Life-Changing Moment
    (30-Nov-2012)
    After denial, N.Y. woman finds way to keep the condition from controlling her life

  • Among Black Americans, HIV Takes a Greater Toll
    (30-Nov-2012)
    With climbing infection and death rates, experts stress need to stem the growing disparity

  • New HIV Infections Highest Among Urban Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Prevention efforts vital in high-risk areas, researchers say

  • HIV Infections Continue to Hit Young Americans Hard
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Children and young adults 13 to 24 now represent more than one in four new infections, CDC says

  • Less Frequent Pap Tests Safe for Most Women, Ob/Gyn Group Says
    (22-Oct-2012)
    New guidelines recommend cervical cancer screening every 3 to 5 years

  • New Vaccine Strategy May Fight Genital Herpes, Mouse Study Suggests
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Approach may also protect against other sexually transmitted infections, researchers say

  • New Vaccine Strategy May Fight Genital Herpes, Mouse Study Suggests
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Approach may also protect against other sexually transmitted infections, researchers say

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

  • Social Media Could Boost Condom Use, Study Suggests
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Facebook community made strides by focusing on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases

  • Another Meningitis Scare Emerges, Targeting NYC's Gay Men
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Cases of deadly bacterial infection are rising sharply among HIV-infected males, health officials report

  • One-Third of Men With Anal Cancer Have HIV, Study Finds
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Gay males among those at higher risk of the rare cancer, U.S. government researchers say

  • HPV Vaccine Found Safe in Large Study
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Fainting, skin infections most common side effects seen in girls, young women

  • Treated Vaginal Ring Prevents HIV in Monkeys
    (05-Sep-2012)
    Experts hope the technique might one day curb transmission in humans

  • Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Many more teens protected from whooping cough, meningitis than the sexually transmitted virus

  • Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Many more teens protected from whooping cough, meningitis than the sexually transmitted virus

  • Circumcision Benefits Are Significant, Pediatricians Say
    (27-Aug-2012)
    But decision should stay with parents, they add

  • Circumcision Benefits Are Significant, Pediatricians Say
    (27-Aug-2012)
    But decision should stay with parents, they add

  • Curbing Circumcision Boosts STDs, Study Contends
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Resulting infections, including HIV, could add billions to U.S. health spending, researchers say

  • Curbing Circumcision Boosts STDs, Study Contends
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Resulting infections, including HIV, could add billions to U.S. health spending, researchers say

  • Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

  • Gonorrhea Resistant to All But One Antibiotic: CDC
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Agency issues new guidelines: Rocephin should be first-line treatment

  • Gonorrhea Resistant to All But One Antibiotic: CDC
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Agency issues new guidelines: Rocephin should be first-line treatment

  • High-Risk Heterosexuals Should Take HIV Prevention Pill, Too
    (09-Aug-2012)
    More than 1 in 4 new HIV infections in U.S. in 2009 involved heterosexuals, research shows

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Long-Term: Study
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Finding lends support to current guidelines combining tests among women over 30

  • Only 1 in 4 Americans With HIV Has Virus Under Control: CDC
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Blacks, younger patients least likely to have ongoing care

  • Medical Group Notes Key Elements of Well-Woman Exams
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Find out which screening, tests, counseling should be part of office visit

  • Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Hair, blood samples revealed HIV-negative infants were exposed to antiretrovirals, researchers say

  • Not All HIV Patients in U.S. Show Same Characteristics: Study
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Those born elsewhere more likely to have been infected through heterosexual sex

  • Black American Men Have High Rates of HIV Infection: Study
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Instances of new infections rival rates in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers say

  • FDA Approves 1st Pill to Help Prevent HIV Infection
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Once-daily Truvada intended for at-risk individuals, and agency says side effects must be monitored

  • HPV Vaccine Reducing Infections, Even Among Unvaccinated: Study
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Findings suggest 'herd immunity' taking hold against leading cause of cervical cancer

  • Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

  • FDA Approves First At-Home HIV Test
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Experts say it could reduce the number of Americans who are unaware of their HIV status

  • Unsafe Sex Common When Partner Cheats: Study
    (15-Jun-2012)
    But condom use increases in 'open' relationships

  • Ritual in Some Jewish Circumcisions Raises Risk of Herpes Infection: Report
    (07-Jun-2012)
    CDC details 11 cases since 2000; NYC health officials advise against oral-genital suction practice

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Spreading: WHO
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Last line of drug defense, cephalosporins, appears to be weakening, U.N. agency says

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Spreading: WHO
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Last line of drug defense, cephalosporins, appears to be weakening, U.N. agency says

  • Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

  • Women Exposed to Violence Might Have More Risky Sex
    (11-May-2012)
    Those experiencing multiple types of violence had more partners, more unprotected sex, study found

  • FDA Seems to Back Pill to Help Prevent HIV
    (09-May-2012)
    Truvada's been shown to stop infection with AIDS virus, but critics see drawbacks

  • Shingles Vaccine Safe, Underutilized, Study Says
    (23-Apr-2012)
    CDC recommends it for people 60 and older

  • HIV Prevention Pill Cost-Effective for High-Risk Men: Study
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Limiting it to gay men at high risk of contracting virus would cost $85 billion over 20 years

  • Head, Body Lice Are Genetically Very Similar
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Researchers say findings could shed light on how body parasites spread human disease

  • Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Many states' schools fail to teach students how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, study finds

  • Preteens More Likely to Report HPV Vaccine Side Effects
    (03-Apr-2012)
    But symptoms were not serious, survey found

  • HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

  • 'Superinfected' Patients Give Clues to Fighting HIV
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Women infected more than once from different partners can have stronger immune response

  • Early, Temporary HIV Treatment Can Postpone Long-Term Therapy
    (28-Mar-2012)
    Study found giving antiretroviral drugs earlier in disease course can stabilize patients sooner

  • Not Enough Young Women Getting Tested for Chlamydia: CDC
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Research also found retesting rates, although critical, are also too low

  • Not Enough Young Women Getting Tested for Chlamydia: CDC
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Research also found retesting rates, although critical, are also too low

  • Circumcision Linked to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2012)
    But researchers can't confirm the procedure directly lowers risk of the disease

  • Children With Asthma at Higher Risk for Shingles: Study
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Painful skin condition typically strikes older adults, researchers note

  • College Women's Condom Use Falls in Freshman Year
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Binge drinking, bad grades were among the factors that affected condom use

  • College Women's Condom Use Falls in Freshman Year
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Binge drinking, bad grades were among the factors that affected condom use

  • Pediatricians Renew Call for HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (27-Feb-2012)
    The shot protects against cervical cancer; it's also effective against anal cancer and some head and neck cancers

  • Experts Warn of Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Arsenal of drugs effective against the sexually transmitted disease running dry, researchers say

  • Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

  • Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine and Autoimmune Disorders
    (26-Jan-2012)
    No risk seen among nearly 190,000 Gardasil recipients in company-funded review

  • Oral HPV Infection Strikes Men More Than Women: Study
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Sex, smoking associated with raised risk of transmission, researchers report

  • Partner's 'Viral Load' a Major Factor in HIV Transmission: Study
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Condom use, circumcision lowered risk of sexually infecting partners in study of African couples

  • Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says

  • Potential Herpes Vaccine Disappoints Researchers
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Only partially effective against one type of virus, ineffective against second type, study found

  • Columbus Voyage Tied to Syphilis Spread?
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Skeletal evidence indicates the disease was nonexistent in Europe before his historic sail, study says

  • Columbus Voyage Tied to Syphilis Spread?
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Skeletal evidence indicates the disease was nonexistent in Europe before his historic sail, study says

  • AIDS Research Holds Promise for Reducing HIV Transmission Rates
    (01-Dec-2011)
    'Extraordinary advances' prompt some to dare to dream of a cure

  • Despite Advances, HIV/AIDS Still Takes Heavy Emotional Toll
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Care coordinator describes alienation, financial woes and health struggles that people face

  • 19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis costs U.S. $17 billion a year

  • 19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis costs U.S. $17 billion a year

  • 19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis costs U.S. $17 billion a year

  • 19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis costs U.S. $17 billion a year

  • STD Complication May Double Infertility Risk
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Recurring pelvic inflammatory disease also has serious consequences for teen girls, researchers note

  • More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

  • Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Cold Sores
    (28-Oct-2011)
    Findings could eventually lead to new treatments for outbreaks of oral herpes, researchers say

  • U.S. Health Officials Back HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (25-Oct-2011)
    The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies

  • HIV Medication Patch Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Could help patients adhere to treatment regimens, researchers say

  • U.S. Health Officials Back HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (25-Oct-2011)
    The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies

  • Rise in Vulvar Precancers Leads to New Guidelines
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Fourfold increase in three decades especially prevalent among women in 40s, experts say

  • Health Tip: Getting the Shingles Vaccine
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Who is a candidate, and who isn't

  • HPV-Linked Oral Cancers on the Rise, Study Finds
    (03-Oct-2011)
    Oral sex may be means of tumor-causing virus transmission in many cases, experts say

  • CDC Considers Vaccinating Boys, Not Just Girls, for HPV
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Immunizing half the population isn't forceful enough against widespread virus, expert says

  • Stress the 'Human' in HPV, One Man Suggests
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Health advocate offers reminder that virus affects men and women equally

  • CDC Considers Vaccinating Boys, Not Just Girls, for HPV
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Immunizing half the population isn't forceful enough against widespread virus, expert says

  • Stress the 'Human' in HPV, One Man Suggests
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Health advocate offers reminder that virus affects men and women equally

  • Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate

  • Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate

  • IUDs May Lower Women's Risk for Cervical Cancer: Study
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Intrauterine contraceptive device appears to prevent progression of HPV to cervical cancer, researchers say

  • Faster Way to Treat Partners of Women With STDs Urged: Experts
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Doctors can pass along antibiotics to these men via the infected woman, without an examination

  • Faster Way to Treat Partners of Women With STDs Urged: Experts
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Doctors can pass along antibiotics to these men via the infected woman, without an examination

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

  • Experts Concerned About Rising HIV Rates Among Poor, Minorities
    (16-Aug-2011)
    New statistics released at conference also show many practicing unsafe behaviors

  • Chickenpox Vaccine May Wipe Out Related Deaths: Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    U.S. mortality rate dropped from about 105 to just 14 in 2007, research shows

  • Ultrasound May Determine Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Risk 10 times higher in HIV patients with abnormal results compared with general population: study

  • Older Women at Greater Risk for Common STD, Study Suggests
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Screening women 40 and up for trichomoniasis is essential to prevent serious complications, experts say

  • Gonorrhea's Growing Resistance to Antibiotics Concerns CDC
    (07-Jul-2011)
    New treatments, greater surveillance needed, agency says

  • Gonorrhea's Growing Resistance to Antibiotics Concerns CDC
    (07-Jul-2011)
    New treatments, greater surveillance needed, agency says

  • CDC Cites Benefits of Expanded HIV Testing Program
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Three-year initiative identified 18,432 people infected with AIDS-causing virus

  • IUDs Officially Recommended for Healthy Women, Teens
    (20-Jun-2011)
    New guidelines say research shows this form of birth control is safe and effective

  • Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

  • Foreskin May Be Reservoir for HPV
    (17-May-2011)
    Study authors say this supports vaccinating boys against the virus, but experts disagree

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Reported in San Diego: CDC
    (12-May-2011)
    5 cases among gay or bisexual men highlight need for surveillance, experts say

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Reported in San Diego: CDC
    (12-May-2011)
    5 cases among gay or bisexual men highlight need for surveillance, experts say

  • U.S. Officials Take Aim at Questionable STD Products
    (03-May-2011)
    Makers of preparations claiming to prevent, treat sexually transmitted infections warned by FDA, FTC

  • U.S. Officials Take Aim at Questionable STD Products
    (03-May-2011)
    Makers of preparations claiming to prevent, treat sexually transmitted infections warned by FDA, FTC

  • Genital Herpes Can Be Spread When Lesions Aren't Present: Study
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Finding confirms suspicions experts have had for years

  • Extended HPV Vaccine Schedule Seems Effective
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Dosing options may help reduce cervical cancer rates in developing countries, study suggests

  • Genital Herpes Can Be Spread When Lesions Aren't Present: Study
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Finding confirms suspicions experts have had for years

  • HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Researchers don't know if vaccine to prevent cervical cancer would work for lung cancer

  • U.S. Shingles Vaccine Approval Expanded
    (24-Mar-2011)
    To include people in their 50s

  • Women Should See Ob-Gyn Annually, Experts Say
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Obstetrician/gynecologist group urges women to follow its updated recommendations

  • More Young People Delay Sex, Try Oral Sex First, CDC Says
    (03-Mar-2011)
    U.S. report also finds same-sex encounters more common for women than men

  • Many HIV Patients Carry Strain With Drug-Resistant Mutation
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Study found they were three times more likely to fail treatment, so testing needed

  • COPD May Make Shingles More Likely
    (22-Feb-2011)
    People taking corticosteroids for breathing disorder face highest risk, study finds

  • Burden of HIV Highest for Blacks, CDC Reports
    (03-Feb-2011)
    Increases in infection are due to complex social factors, researchers say

  • Gardasil Vaccine Guards Against HPV in Boys
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Study finds it gives males same level of protection as females

  • Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

  • More Screenings May Explain Higher Chlamydia Rates Among Minorities
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Researcher urges doctors to screen all sexually active young women

  • Rise in Some Head and Neck Cancers Tied to Oral Sex: Study
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Changes in sexual activity linked to increased HPV-related tongue, tonsil malignancies

  • More Screenings May Explain Higher Chlamydia Rates Among Minorities
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Researcher urges doctors to screen all sexually active young women

  • HIV+ Liver Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Transplant
    (26-Jan-2011)
    But overall survival in those who received donor organ same as for other patients, study finds

  • Young Couples Often Disagree About Monogamy, Study Finds
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Taking vows, having kids doesn't seem to make a difference, findings show

  • Shingles Vaccine Looks Like a Safe Bet for Seniors: Study
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Although not perfect, the shot will protect many older folks, researchers say

  • Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Procedure in males offered partial protection from STD among female partners in Uganda

  • Earlier Diagnosis Might Cut Cost of Teen Pelvic Disease
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Advanced cases require $8,000 hospitalization on average, study finds

  • Earlier Diagnosis Might Cut Cost of Teen Pelvic Disease
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Advanced cases require $8,000 hospitalization on average, study finds

  • Earlier Diagnosis Might Cut Cost of Teen Pelvic Disease
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Advanced cases require $8,000 hospitalization on average, study finds

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Shingles
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Caused by the once-dormant chickenpox virus

  • Primate Immune System Differences Identified
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Research may also help explain why chimpanzees don't routinely develop AIDS after HIV exposure

  • Docs Claim Transplant Cured Man of HIV, But Experts Urge Caution
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Treatment has beat back virus for 3 years but may be too risky, impractical for widespread use

  • New STD Report Finds Some Progress, High Costs for U.S.
    (22-Nov-2010)
    19 million new infections each year cost health care system $16.4 billion, CDC says

  • New STD Report Finds Some Progress, High Costs for U.S.
    (22-Nov-2010)
    19 million new infections each year cost health care system $16.4 billion, CDC says

  • Past Abuse Puts Homeless Youth at Risk for Early Sex: Study
    (19-Nov-2010)
    They may view sex as a way to get people to like them, researchers suggest

  • Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges
    (18-Nov-2010)
    Knowing when to use, refuse can help prevent deadly 'superbugs'

  • HPV Vaccinations Lead to Fewer Genital Warts: Study
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Decline only found in immunized population, researchers say

  • Teens Waiting Longer for Sex, But Still Taking Risks: Analysis
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Early sex ed may teach kids to take precautions against disease, researcher suggests

  • HPV Vaccinations Lead to Fewer Genital Warts: Study
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Decline only found in immunized population, researchers say

  • For Many Teens, Oral Sex Leads to Riskier Activity
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Most move on to vaginal intercourse within six months, study finds

  • Studies Tout Alternative HIV Regimens for Women, Babies
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Current treatment may cause drug resistance later

  • Fast-Freeze May Help Sperm Survive Storage, Study Finds
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Method might pave way for HIV-positive men to donate sperm safely, researchers say

  • Many HIV-Infected Kids Could Use Cheaper Treatment Safely
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Study found that returning to nevirapine still kept viral load down for most

  • U.S. Pediatricians Decry Media's Portrayal of Sex
    (31-Aug-2010)
    They urge more responsible programming, and ask doctors and parents to play a more involved role

  • HIV Virus May Hide in Brain
    (27-Aug-2010)
    In 10% of patients, virus was eradicated in blood but living in spinal fluid

  • Herpes Drugs Won't Raise Birth Defect Risk, Study Finds
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Danish analysis of over 800,000 births shows no link

  • HIV in Blood Different Than in Semen, Scientists Say
    (19-Aug-2010)
    More study needed to determine if finding plays a role in transmission

  • Risky Behavior, Drug Use Among Some Gay Men Linked to Childhood Abuse
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Gay, bisexual men shamed or assaulted as kids more likely to exhibit high-risk behavior, study says

  • New Study Finds HPV Vaccine Protects Against Genital Warts
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Industry-funded research also finds the shot helps protect against precancerous growths

  • More Study Urged on Risks, Benefits of Earlier HIV Therapy
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Increased death risk noted in patients currently not recommended to start antiretrovirals: study

  • New Methods May Help Predict Survival of African HIV Patients
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Two estimation tools could forecast outcome during first year of drug therapy, study says

  • Research Sheds Light on How Herpes Virus Invades Cells
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Finding may lead to new target for genital herpes drug treatments, study suggests

  • Research Sheds Light on How Herpes Virus Invades Cells
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Finding may lead to new target for genital herpes drug treatments, study suggests

  • Drugs Like Viagra Linked to Higher Rates of STDs
    (06-Jul-2010)
    But it's the behavior, not the medication, that's to blame, researchers say

  • Drugs Like Viagra Linked to Higher Rates of STDs
    (06-Jul-2010)
    But it's the behavior, not the medication, that's to blame, researchers say

  • Genome for Human Body Lice Unlocked
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Understanding the parasite could lead to better control measures, scientists say

  • Antiretrovirals During Breast-Feeding Shield Babies From HIV, Study Shows
    (16-Jun-2010)
    In sub-Saharan Africa, many avoid formula due to unsanitary water, expense, experts note

  • Mouth Cancer Prognosis Improves When Cervical Cancer Virus Involved
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Finding HPV in tumor meant lower death rates in those with cancer at back of the mouth, study finds

  • Most People With HIV Begin Care Too Late
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Average T-cell count at first treatment is below recommended level for starting therapy, study shows

  • One-Third of U.S. Girls Get HPV Vaccine
    (04-Jun-2010)
    But many parents choose to skip Gardasil shots for daughters age 13 to 17, survey finds

  • Chlamydia Treated Sooner When Docs Use E-Records
    (27-May-2010)
    Study found number treated within two weeks of diagnosis more than doubled

  • Chlamydia Treated Sooner When Docs Use E-Records
    (27-May-2010)
    Study found number treated within two weeks of diagnosis more than doubled

  • Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Linked to Gene Change
    (25-May-2010)
    Certain variants make it more likely babies will acquire the AIDS-causing virus, researchers say

  • Lubricant Use May Raise HIV Infection Risk During Anal Sex
    (25-May-2010)
    Lab study found some products have a toxic effect on cells, tissue

  • Primary Care Docs Handling More HIV Cases
    (14-May-2010)
    Over half of those surveyed have patients who have tested positive for the disease

  • Needle-Sharing by Sex Workers Tied to Spread of Syphilis
    (06-May-2010)
    Study near U.S.-Mexico border also cites risk of HIV

  • Needle-Sharing by Sex Workers Tied to Spread of Syphilis
    (06-May-2010)
    Study near U.S.-Mexico border also cites risk of HIV

  • Hepatitis Infections Behind U.S. Rise in Liver Cancer
    (06-May-2010)
    More people need to be vaccinated, diagnosed and treated, CDC report says

  • Needle-Sharing by Sex Workers Tied to Spread of Syphilis
    (06-May-2010)
    Study near U.S.-Mexico border also cites risk of HIV

  • Scientists Unravel Secret of HIV Resistance
    (05-May-2010)
    Gene that strengthens immune system may someday lead to vaccine, researchers say

  • Men With HPV at Higher Risk for HIV, Study Finds
    (04-May-2010)
    Vaccinating against human papillomavirus could be an effective preventive measure, researchers say

  • Teens' Facebook Sex Talk May Not Be Just Talk
    (03-May-2010)
    Sexual references signal intent to have intercourse, study finds

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Smear for Cancer Screening
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Newer method better at detecting precancerous lesions, research shows

  • Chlamydia Often Overlooked in Young Men
    (15-Apr-2010)
    British study says poor management of related condition leaves many undiagnosed

  • Chlamydia Often Overlooked in Young Men
    (15-Apr-2010)
    British study says poor management of related condition leaves many undiagnosed

  • Yearly Chlamydia Screening May Be Ineffective for Some
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Women should get retested whenever they change sexual partners, study findings suggest

  • More Clues Emerge on How HIV Infects Women
    (08-Apr-2010)
    Virus can invade after breaking down the protective barrier in women's reproductive tract, study finds

  • Casual Sex Increasing in U.S.
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Behavior may increase need for protection from sexually transmitted diseases

  • Casual Sex Increasing in U.S.
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Behavior may increase need for protection from sexually transmitted diseases

  • Women Would Welcome At-Home Test for STDs
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Readily available option could help lower infection rates, expert says

  • Women Would Welcome At-Home Test for STDs
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Readily available option could help lower infection rates, expert says

  • Women Would Welcome At-Home Test for STDs
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Readily available option could help lower infection rates, expert says

  • Chemical in Bananas Might Combat HIV Infection
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Study found it was as potent as two current HIV drugs, could be added to vaginal microbicides

  • For Tough Head Lice, Pill Tops Lotion
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Ivermectin may offer alternative for hard-to-treat infestations, study shows

  • Herpes Infects One in Six in U.S.
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Most don't know they have the disease, CDC says, upping risks for transmitting it to others

  • Herpes Infects One in Six in U.S.
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Most don't know they have the disease, CDC says, upping risks for transmitting it to others

  • Herpes Infects One in Six in U.S.
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Most don't know they have the disease, CDC says, upping risks for transmitting it to others

  • Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

  • In San Diego, Hispanics Now Dominate HIV/TB Cases
    (17-Feb-2010)
    Shift in disease profile suggests need for U.S., Mexico cooperation, expert says

  • Survey Finds Many Men Complaining of Ill-Fitting Condoms
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Reduced pleasure, irritation two reasons why men say they take them off

  • Herpes Drug Might Also Slow HIV Progression
    (15-Feb-2010)
    But acyclovir is not a replacement for HIV-specific drugs, researchers say

  • Scientists Discover How HIV Is Transmitted Between Men
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Finding could lead to new vaccines, treatments, researchers say

  • Vaccine May Prevent TB in People With HIV
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Clinical trial results mark 'significant milestone,' expert says

  • Black and Hispanic Infants Much More Likely to Have HIV
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Preventive efforts needed to reduce transmission from mother to child, experts say

  • Study Suggests High HIV Rate Among African Teens
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Kids infected at birth may be outliving mothers, expert says

  • Abstinence-Only Classes Reduced Sexual Activity, Study Found
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Younger teens who took the course were more likely to delay having sex

  • Genital Herpes' Reactivation Better Understood
    (29-Jan-2010)
    Lesions not confined to one area of genital tract, study finds

  • Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
    (26-Jan-2010)
    With AIDS growing among seniors, decline in brain function a serious concern, researchers say

  • Drug Combo Blocks HIV Infection in Mice
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Truvada might someday prevent virus in people, researchers say

  • Taking Viagra Won't Spur Risky Sexual Behavior
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Men in the general population use the drug responsibly, study finds

  • Without Chickenpox Shot, Kids' Risk Rises Ninefold
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Vaccine's success at curbing disease has led to false sense of security, experts say

  • New Childhood Vaccines Schedules Released
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Changes reflect H1N1 recommendations, suggest HPV vaccine for boys

  • Rabies Vaccine Protects Against Monkey Version of HIV
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Finding holds promise for HIV vaccine development

  • STDs Common Among Sexually Active Teen Girls in Cities
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Researchers urge screening within year of first intercourse

  • STDs Common Among Sexually Active Teen Girls in Cities
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Researchers urge screening within year of first intercourse

  • STDs Common Among Sexually Active Teen Girls in Cities
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Researchers urge screening within year of first intercourse

  • Chicken Pox Shot Protects Against Shingles, Too
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Vaccinated children less likely to get herpes zoster virus, study finds

  • Cervarix Proves Effective Against HPV for Over 6 Years
    (03-Dec-2009)
    Vaccine protected volunteers from virus linked to cervical cancer

  • A Good Year in the Fight Against AIDS
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Promising vaccine trial, better access to treatment worldwide provide reasons for hope

  • One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

  • One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

  • One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

  • Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Study finds low level shedding may be continuous, infection state unclear

  • Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Study finds low level shedding may be continuous, infection state unclear

  • Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Study finds low level shedding may be continuous, infection state unclear

  • Qutenza Approved for Post-Shingles Nerve Pain
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Active ingredient is found in chili peppers

  • Teen Girls at Higher Risk for STDs: Report
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Improved access to treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis is 'imperative,' expert says

  • Teen Girls at Higher Risk for STDs: Report
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Improved access to treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis is 'imperative,' expert says

  • Teen Girls at Higher Risk for STDs: Report
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Improved access to treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis is 'imperative,' expert says

  • Teen Girls at Higher Risk for STDs: Report
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Improved access to treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis is 'imperative,' expert says

  • Sperm May Play Role in Transmission of HIV
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Semen isn't the only way men spread virus during sex, new research shows

  • HPV Vaccine No More Painful Than Other Shots
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Reports that injection sting is excessive disputed in U.S. study

  • CDC Panel Says No to Routine Use of Gardasil for Boys
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Doctors are free to offer HPV shot to males but widespread vaccination not advised

  • CDC Panel Says No to Routine Use of Gardasil for Boys
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Doctors are free to offer HPV shot to males but widespread vaccination not advised

  • Fewer Genital Warts Thanks to HPV Vaccine Program
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Australia sees a drop in cases following free Gardasil shots, researchers say

  • Truckers Trailed By Risky Behaviors: Study
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Long haulers at risk of sexually transmitted diseases and hepatitis C, researchers say

  • Giving Gardasil to Boys Not Worth the Cost
    (09-Oct-2009)
    But other experts dispute finding, and say young men need protection from STDs

  • Truckers Trailed By Risky Behaviors: Study
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Long haulers at risk of sexually transmitted diseases and hepatitis C, researchers say

  • HPV Tied to Rare Head-and-Neck Cancer
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Origins of nasopharyngeal infection may mirror tonsil cancer epidemic, researchers say

  • Giving Gardasil to Boys Not Worth the Cost
    (09-Oct-2009)
    But other experts dispute finding, and say young men need protection from STDs

  • Shingles Raises Stroke Risk: Study
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Patients with the virus should be monitored for high blood pressure, expert says

  • HIV Patients More Prone to 7 Kinds of Cancer
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Study found early treatment of infection could slow start of malignancies

  • Sex With New Partners Raises Widowers' Disease Risk
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Erectile dysfunction drugs may have boosted seniors' sexually transmitted infection rates, researchers say

  • FDA Panel Backs Giving HPV Vaccine Gardasil to Young Males
    (10-Sep-2009)
    The advisors also recommend approval of second HPV vaccine, Cervarix, to prevent cervical cancer

  • Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines

  • Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer
    (30-Jul-2009)
    Human papillomavirus infection linked to better prognosis, research suggests

  • Urine Test for Chlamydia Shown Effective in Men
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Experts say quick results make it better than existing methods

  • Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Trend threatens to reverse years of positive change, CDC researchers say

  • Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Trend threatens to reverse years of positive change, CDC researchers say

  • Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Trend threatens to reverse years of positive change, CDC researchers say

  • Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Unprotected skin may still transmit virus, but disease odds fall by 30 percent, study finds

  • Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Unprotected skin may still transmit virus, but disease odds fall by 30 percent, study finds

  • Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Unprotected skin may still transmit virus, but disease odds fall by 30 percent, study finds

  • Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Differences in drug use, delivery made a measurable impact in Planned Parenthood study

  • New Evidence Supports HPV Vaccine
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Industry-funded study showed high levels of protection against human papillomavirus

  • Test Before Corneal Transplant May Improve Outcome
    (01-Jul-2009)
    Even inactive herpes virus can cause inflammation, transplant rejection, study finds

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Not Just for Teens
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Uninfected women aged 24 to 45 still may benefit from HPV vaccine, study finds

  • Broad-Spectrum Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (26-May-2009)
    Tests in animals get good results against more types of HPV, study finds

  • Chlamydia Infection May Play Role in Type of Arthritis
    (06-May-2009)
    Study ties bacterial exposure to tender joints in group of inflammatory diseases

  • Circumcision Can Reduce AIDS Risk, Study Shows
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Research also finds no impairment in sexual function from procedure

  • Health Tip: Soothing Herpes Pain
    (17-Apr-2009)
    Suggestions to ease the discomfort

  • Less Than Half of Young Women Screened for Chlamydia
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Sexually active females risk infertility, ectopic pregnancy from the infection, CDC warns

  • New HIV Drug May Help Those Resistant to Therapy
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Study in monkeys finds that it reduces replication of the virus

  • Treatment Target for Herpes Pinpointed
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Study finds VP16 is molecular key that unlocks the virus from latent state

  • Treatment Target for Herpes Pinpointed
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Study finds VP16 is molecular key that unlocks the virus from latent state

  • Circumcision Guards Against STDs
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Study finds procedure dramatically reduces transmission of herpes, human papillomavirus

  • Circumcision Guards Against STDs
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Study finds procedure dramatically reduces transmission of herpes, human papillomavirus

  • Germicide Might Guard Against HIV Infection
    (04-Mar-2009)
    Treatment prevented infection in monkeys, study shows

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Raise Shingles Risk
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Older people and those also taking steroids are most vulnerable, study finds

  • Most Young, Black Females Are Not Getting HPV Vaccine
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Despite viewing shot as 'wise choice,' just 1 in 4 are protected, survey finds

  • In Time, Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Harvard researchers say treatment involving genes works in mice

  • In Time, Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Harvard researchers say treatment involving genes works in mice

  • In Time, Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Harvard researchers say treatment involving genes works in mice

  • U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Million-plus cases reported; women and minorities disproportionately affected, CDC says

  • U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Million-plus cases reported; women and minorities disproportionately affected, CDC says

  • U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Million-plus cases reported; women and minorities disproportionately affected, CDC says

  • U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Million-plus cases reported; women and minorities disproportionately affected, CDC says

  • Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Pledgers are also less likely to use birth control, study finds

  • Circumcision Rates Too Low
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Study points to 16 states where Medicaid doesn't fund procedure

  • Circumcision Rates Too Low
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Study points to 16 states where Medicaid doesn't fund procedure

  • Possible AIDS Treatment Shows Promise in Monkeys
    (10-Dec-2008)
    It stops virus from fooling immune cells, researchers say

  • Guideline Urges HIV Tests for All Patients 13 and Older
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Physicians' group, citing World AIDS Day, says colleagues can prevent spread of infection

  • Guideline Urges HIV Tests for All Patients 13 and Older
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Physicians' group, citing World AIDS Day, says colleagues can prevent spread of infection

  • Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Behavioral counseling needs to go beyond merely urging safe sex practices, study says

  • Way to Rescue Tired Immune Cells Fighting HIV Found
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Discovery of pathway could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Most frequent tumor sites were cervix, head and neck, government study finds

  • Special Mouth Rinse Spots, Tracks Human Papillomavirus Infection
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Study may lead to better diagnosis and monitoring for head/neck cancers

  • Sex Partners Get STD Alerts by E-mail
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Report shows 30,000 have used Internet service to handle delivery of delicate news

  • Sex Partners Get STD Alerts by E-mail
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Report shows 30,000 have used Internet service to handle delivery of delicate news

  • Girls From Poorer Areas More Likely to Have Sex Earlier
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Partners are usually older boys with conduct problems, study says

  • Girls From Poorer Areas More Likely to Have Sex Earlier
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Partners are usually older boys with conduct problems, study says

  • Healthy Sex Life Can Extend Into 80s
    (13-Aug-2008)
    But past STDs, med use and relationship issues can derail intimacy, study says

  • Healthy Sex Life Can Extend Into 80s
    (13-Aug-2008)
    But past STDs, med use and relationship issues can derail intimacy, study says

  • More U.S. Women Getting Birth Control Services
    (13-Aug-2008)
    But the number receiving reproductive health care services remains flat, survey finds

  • Commonly Used HIV Infectivity Rate Misses Risks
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Wide variety of co-factors affects heterosexual transmission, study finds

  • Risky Sexual Behaviors Decreasing Among U.S. Teens
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Condom use increasing, but many blacks, Hispanics, and males not getting message, CDC says

  • Deportation Tied to Higher HIV Risk for Men Injecting Drugs
    (30-Jul-2008)
    Study in Tijuana points to need for cross-border prevention, treatment programs

  • HIV Patients Living Longer
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Antiretroviral therapy has increased life expectancy by 13 years, researchers say

  • Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Medication helps those with HIV who become treatment-resistant, study shows

  • Australian Study Seeks Genetic Roots of Cerebral Palsy
    (21-Jul-2008)
    Reseachers to gather 10,000 samples in study of this pregnancy complication

  • Genetic Trait Boosts AIDS Risks in Blacks
    (16-Jul-2008)
    Might be responsible for 11% of HIV cases in Africa, researchers say

  • New Hope Against the Cold Sore Virus
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Driving herpes simplex out of hiding could bring about a cure, scientists say

  • New Hope Against the Cold Sore Virus
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Driving herpes simplex out of hiding could bring about a cure, scientists say

  • Death Rates for HIV Patients Decrease Dramatically
    (01-Jul-2008)
    Study found 5-year survival rate for those on HAART now equals general population

  • Herpes Suppression May Not Prevent HIV Infection
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Study with antiviral aciclovir shows no added benefit

  • Study Ties Herpes Virus to Emerging Form of Diabetes
    (17-Jun-2008)
    French researchers say antibodies linked to disease found in Sub-Saharan Africans

  • HPV Vaccine for Boys? It Just Might Happen
    (14-Jun-2008)
    The virus that causes cervical cancer also leads to throat cancer in males

  • Repeat Teen Self-Cutters Likely to Engage in Risky Sex
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Only 39% said they used condoms consistently in previous 90 days, study finds

  • Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family
    (21-May-2008)
    Most adults carry the virus but those with affected relatives at higher risk

  • Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine
    (05-May-2008)
    Study shows only 49% intended to do so if child was aged 9 to 12

  • Researchers Tackle HIV From a New Angle
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Protein on human immune cell may be key to stopping infection

  • Dealing Cervical Cancer a Knockout Blow
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Doctors step up efforts to vaccinate young women against virus that causes the disease

  • New HPV Vaccine Promising in Mice
    (15-Apr-2008)
    It might cover all types of HPV and be given as a nasal spray, researchers say

  • Gum Disease, HPV a Double Whammy
    (04-Apr-2008)
    The two work in tandem to increase risk of tongue cancer, study shows

  • Male Partner Violence Hurts Women's Health Worldwide
    (03-Apr-2008)
    WHO study finds aftereffects reverberate long after the incidents

  • U.S. Syphilis Rate Grows for 7th Year in Row
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Increase largely driven by new cases among gay, bisexual men, CDC reports

  • U.S. Syphilis Rate Grows for 7th Year in Row
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Increase largely driven by new cases among gay, bisexual men, CDC reports

  • U.S. Syphilis Rate Grows for 7th Year in Row
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Increase largely driven by new cases among gay, bisexual men, CDC reports

  • One in 4 Teen Girls Has a Sexually Transmitted Disease
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Greatest burden falls on African-American adolescents, CDC researchers find

  • One in 4 Teen Girls Has a Sexually Transmitted Disease
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Greatest burden falls on African-American adolescents, CDC researchers find

  • HIV Drug in Microbicide Gel Safe for Daily Use
    (26-Feb-2008)
    None of the 200 women volunteers got HIV during 6-month study

  • Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Exposure, especially to herpes, linked to high blood pressure, preterm births, study finds

  • Biannual Antibiotics May Cut Major Cause of Blindness in Africa
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Ocular strain of chlamydia responds well to expanded treatment, report says

  • Biannual Antibiotics May Cut Major Cause of Blindness in Africa
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Ocular strain of chlamydia responds well to expanded treatment, report says

  • Health Tip: Understanding Shingles
    (24-Jan-2008)
    Caused by the same virus as chickenpox

  • Gay Men More Likely to Contract 'Superbug'
    (15-Jan-2008)
    Sexually active most likely to get highly resistant MRSA strain, study finds

  • Columbus Carried Syphilis From New World to Europe, Study Suggests
    (14-Jan-2008)
    Genetic testing sees link to similar disease found in South America

  • Columbus Carried Syphilis From New World to Europe, Study Suggests
    (14-Jan-2008)
    Genetic testing sees link to similar disease found in South America

  • New Proteins That Help HIV Grow Identified
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Finding could lead to treatments for when antiviral drugs fail

  • Health Tip: Understanding Fever Blisters
    (28-Sep-2007)
    What's behind these painful sores

  • Number of Partners Doesn't Explain Gay HIV Rate
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Gay, straight men equally prone to unprotected sex, research shows

  • Oral Sex Implicated in Some Throat and Neck Cancers
    (27-Aug-2007)
    HPV virus is cause; vaccination may reduce incidence, experts say

  • Genetically Altered Cold Sore Virus Fights Cancer
    (09-Jul-2007)
    Herpes simplex strain showed no side effects in early trial, study says

  • Experts Debate Giving HPV Vaccine to Boys
    (18-May-2007)
    Spread of the virus linked to cervical cancer can harm them, too

  • Gardasil Guards Against Vaginal, Vulval Cancers
    (18-May-2007)
    Researchers found cervical cancer vaccine reduced risk of lesions by 49%

  • Studies Support Cervical Cancer Vaccine's Effectiveness in Young Girls
    (09-May-2007)
    And another trial pinpoints HPV as prime cause of throat cancer

  • Scientists Frustrated in Search for Genital Herpes Vaccine
    (13-Apr-2007)
    Better funding could help defeat the virus, which infects 1 in 5 Americans

  • CDC Recommends New Antibiotics for Gonorrhea
    (12-Apr-2007)
    The sexually transmitted disease is becoming resistant to standard antibiotics

  • T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

  • Chlamydia Screening Programs Don't Work: Expert
    (05-Apr-2007)
    There's no evidence these efforts reduce infection rates, Swiss scientist says

  • Emotions Play Major Role in Teen Condom Use
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Managing stress associated with birth control key to promoting safe sex, study finds

  • Emotions Play Major Role in Teen Condom Use
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Managing stress associated with birth control key to promoting safe sex, study finds

  • Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV
    (05-Mar-2007)
    A protein in mucosal cells helps keep infection rates down

  • Herpes Treatment Could Help Keep HIV at Bay
    (21-Feb-2007)
    Valtrex lowered both viruses in female genital tract, study found

  • Health Tip: About Gonorrhea
    (19-Jan-2007)
    Get tested if you think your partner may be infected

  • Human Gene a Natural Virus Fighter
    (19-Jan-2007)
    ISG15 helps fend off flu, herpes, research suggests

  • Health Tip: About Gonorrhea
    (19-Jan-2007)
    Get tested if you think your partner may be infected

  • Syphilis Resurgent in China
    (12-Jan-2007)
    Once virtually eliminated, epidemic is driven by economic reforms, open borders, study says

  • Syphilis Resurgent in China
    (12-Jan-2007)
    Once virtually eliminated, epidemic is driven by economic reforms, open borders, study says

  • Scientists Decipher Genome for 'Nasty' STD
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Trichomonas vaginalis associated with pelvic disease, risk of HIV infection in women

  • Scientists Decipher Genome for 'Nasty' STD
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Trichomonas vaginalis associated with pelvic disease, risk of HIV infection in women

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Shingles
    (13-Nov-2006)
    If you've had chicken pox, watch for these signs

  • Researchers Uncover How Herpes Infects the Eye
    (25-Sep-2006)
    Virus may be able to evade the body's immune system defenses

  • Teens Neglect Condom Use in 'Serious' Relationships
    (23-Aug-2006)
    Young people underestimate STD risk from steady partners, researchers say

  • Teens Neglect Condom Use in 'Serious' Relationships
    (23-Aug-2006)
    Young people underestimate STD risk from steady partners, researchers say

  • U.S. Herpes Cases on the Decline
    (22-Aug-2006)
    10-year drop was sharpest among teens, researchers say

  • U.S. Herpes Cases on the Decline
    (22-Aug-2006)
    10-year drop was sharpest among teens, researchers say

  • U.S. Herpes Cases on the Decline
    (22-Aug-2006)
    10-year drop was sharpest among teens, researchers say

  • Many Teens Don't Use Condoms Correctly
    (10-Aug-2006)
    U.K. study suggests more education is needed to protect kids

  • Many Teens Don't Use Condoms Correctly
    (10-Aug-2006)
    U.K. study suggests more education is needed to protect kids

  • Over 3 Percent of U.S. Teens Have Traded Sex for Money, Drugs
    (10-Aug-2006)
    Researchers say this statistic may underestimate real prevalence

  • Health Tip: Genital Herpes Can Be Spread Without Symptoms
    (11-Jul-2006)
    People with no signs may still be contagious

  • Health Tip: Chlamydia Often Has No Symptoms
    (30-Jun-2006)
    Screening recommended for sexually active

  • Health Tip: Chlamydia Often Has No Symptoms
    (30-Jun-2006)
    Screening recommended for sexually active

  • Teen Girls Feel Pressure to Have Unwanted Sex
    (09-Jun-2006)
    Four out of 10 said they've complied with boyfriends' demands

  • Zostavax Helps Prevent Shingles in Seniors
    (26-May-2006)
    Vaccine prevented 50 percent of cases in people older than 60

  • Health Tip: About Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    (10-May-2006)
    It affects more than 1 million women each year

  • College Freshmen at High Chlamydia Risk
    (09-May-2006)
    They're at much higher odds than older classmates, study finds

  • Teens Often Recant 'Virginity Pledges'
    (03-May-2006)
    Are these vows effective? New study suggests it's hard to tell

  • Urethritis in Men Linked to Oral Sex
    (06-Jan-2006)
    Common sexually transmitted disease may be caused by germs in mouth, study says

  • Syphilis Rates Rising Among U.S. Men
    (08-Nov-2005)
    Study cites lax safe-sex behavior by gay and bisexual males

  • Health Tip: Cold Sores Can Be Treated
    (06-Oct-2005)
    They're caused by a virus

  • Oral Antibiotic As Good As Penicillin Shot For Syphilis
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Experts concerned about resistance, however

  • Stopping STDs in Their Tracks
    (03-Aug-2005)
    Giving infected people antibiotics for their partners cut rate of re-transmission

  • Teen Dating Violence Takes a Double Toll
    (01-Aug-2005)
    Female victims more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases, study finds

  • High STD Rates Seen in Young Drug Users
    (23-JUN-2005)
    Women are especially at risk for herpes and syphilis, researchers found

  • Shingles Vaccine Has Successful Trial
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Should be made available to seniors now, expert says

  • Teens Don't Get Health Counseling They Need
    (21-APR-2005)
    Study finds little discussion of topics such as HIV, skin cancer

  • Health Tip: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    (24-MAR-2005)
    Here are some prevention measures

  • Antibiotic 'Partner Packets' Cut STD Rates
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Free medication handouts keep re-infection rates low

  • Antibiotic 'Partner Packets' Cut STD Rates
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Free medication handouts keep re-infection rates low

  • Syphilis Rates Not Result of Unsafe Sex
    (26-JAN-2005)
    British researchers says natural cycle of disease might explain recent U.S. spike

  • U.S. Leads in Sexually Transmitted Disease Rate
    (26-JAN-2005)
    Deaths, disabilities three times higher than other developed nations, study finds

  • Parental Notification Could Affect Teen Contraception
    (18-JAN-2005)
    Study says proposed legislation would discourage few from having sex

  • VD or Not VD?
    (14-JAN-2005)
    Did syphilis hobble Shakespeare? Doctor finds possible signs

  • Morning-After Pill Doesn't Alter Sexual Behavior
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Infections, pregnancies, rate of use same without prescription

  • Gay Men Using Viagra Recreationally
    (02-DEC-2004)
    Study: Practice may raise risk of STDs, fatal drug interactions

  • Study to Pit Herpes Drug Against HIV
    (01-DEC-2004)
    If it works, Acyclovir would be inexpensive weapon in fight against AIDS

  • Study to Pit Herpes Drug Against HIV
    (01-DEC-2004)
    If it works, Acyclovir would be inexpensive weapon in fight against AIDS

  • CDC: Chlamydia Testing Disappointingly Low
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Most sexually active women not tested for the sexually transmitted disease

  • CDC: Chlamydia Testing Disappointingly Low
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Most sexually active women not tested for the sexually transmitted disease

  • Health Tip: A Shingles Source of Chickenpox
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Adults can transmit the virus to others

  • Health Tip: Chlamydia Screening
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Most recommended for sexually active young women

  • More Chlamydia Screening Urged for Women
    (07-OCT-2004)
    Study finds it would reduce incidence, cost of STD

  • More Chlamydia Screening Urged for Women
    (07-OCT-2004)
    Study finds it would reduce incidence, cost of STD

  • Condom Mishaps Spell Trouble for Men
    (17-SEP-2004)
    Errors lead to higher risk of STDs, study finds

  • Condom Mishaps Spell Trouble for Men
    (17-SEP-2004)
    Errors lead to higher risk of STDs, study finds

  • Condom Mishaps Spell Trouble for Men
    (17-SEP-2004)
    Errors lead to higher risk of STDs, study finds

  • Low Self-Esteem Linked to Unsafe Sex
    (12-AUG-2004)
    Study finds self-confidence may help black teenage girls refuse unprotected sex

  • Testing STD Kits
    (06-AUG-2004)
    Study to examine effectiveness of free home tests for sexually transmitted diseases

  • Testing STD Kits
    (06-AUG-2004)
    Study to examine effectiveness of free home tests for sexually transmitted diseases

  • Condoms Cut Risk of Pelvic Problems in Women
    (29-JUL-2004)
    Reduces incidence of painful inflammatory disease

  • Student-Led Sex Ed Shows Promise
    (22-JUL-2004)
    Girls delayed first intercourse, but safe-sex practices didn't improve

  • Zithromax Not a Sure Bet for Curing Syphilis
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Researchers urge caution in using the oral antibiotic

  • Zithromax Not a Sure Bet for Curing Syphilis
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Researchers urge caution in using the oral antibiotic

  • Strong Parenting Cuts STDs in Black Teen Girls
    (07-JUL-2004)
    Lower rates of gonorrhea and chylamydia among these adolescents