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2013-07-16 10:44:00

Anal cancer risk more than 15 times higher in gay than in straight men; targeted vaccination cost effective The vaccination program against HPV infection began in 2008 in the UK, but only among girls, on the grounds that this would curb the spread of the infection to boys as well. But, say the authors, from the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Homerton University Hospital, and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, gay men are more than 15 times as likely to develop genital cancer,...

2011-07-12 12:41:29

Johns Hopkins expert calls for testing and mandatory reporting A Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert is calling for all sexually active American women age 40 and older to get tested for the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis after new study evidence found that the sexually transmitted disease (STD) is more than twice as common in this age group than previously thought. Screening is especially important because in many cases there are no symptoms. "We usually think of STDs as more prevalent in...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

As World Health Day approaches, get educated about the most common sexually transmitted infections and find out where to get tested. Santa Barbara, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 With World Health Day approaching on April 7, people around the world are paying close attention to their own mental, physical and sexual health. Cities across the globe will host health education and disease prevention events to help inform their populations about their own personal health and to educate people...

2010-06-28 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a new, sensitive molecular diagnostic test and instrument to simultaneously detect two of the nation's most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), gonorrhea and chlamydia, including a new variant strain of chlamydia recently discovered in Sweden. Abbott received independent 510(k) clearances for both the...

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2010-06-24 12:25:00

Scientists studying swingers say that they have higher rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than prostitutes. Dutch researchers said that older swingers are particularly vulnerable and yet this group is largely ignored by healthcare services. The scientists wrote in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections that there was a risk that swingers could act as an STI "transmission bridge to the entire population." "Although exact estimates are unavailable, the swingers' population...

2010-02-11 11:45:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- getSTDtested.com, a physician driven, STD testing and treatment online clinic today announced a campaign called "Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye" to encourage young women to take action to prevent chlamydia. Chlamydia is an infection that is easy to diagnose and readily cured with antibiotic treatment. The campaign to "Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye" responds to a call to action by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force that all sexually active females 24-years of age...

2009-08-05 11:58:10

High school students in Washington, D.C., will be offered tests for sexually transmitted diseases after a program found lots of infected kids, officials said. The pilot program, conducted last year at eight local high schools, found 13 percent of some 3,000 students tested positive for an STD, mostly gonorrhea or chlamydia, the District of Columbia health department said. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are the two most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Untreated, gonorrhea...

2009-04-01 11:15:00

April is National STD Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reminded Pennsylvanians of the continuing need for men and women to take steps to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, as well as the importance of discussing their sexual health with partners and health care providers. "Although many STDs are treatable, screening and early diagnosis are essential to prevent serious health consequences and...

2009-01-14 16:53:00

STD Rates Rise Nationally; Many People May Not Realize They're Infected HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania saw an increase in the number of reported cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia in 2007, highlighting the need for more regular testing by men and women, according to the Department of Health. While Pennsylvania's rate for the two most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases is below the national average, the number of new cases rose in 2007: gonorrhea...

2008-11-22 11:15:35

Britain's National Children's Bureau says every secondary school and college in the country should have a sexual health clinic on site. The bureau, one of Britain's leading charities, maintains every student 11 to 18 years old should have access to advice on contraception, pregnancy tests and screening for sexually transmitted diseases, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Such access could help reduce Britain's teenage pregnancy rate -- one of the highest among the world's developed...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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