Archive for the ‘Test’ Category

Where to find STD testing in NYC

Friday, July 26th, 2013
To prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, it is vital for sexually active individuals -particularly those with multiple partners - to have frequent, accurate STD testing. Some STDs do not always show signs or symptoms. Without regular STD testing, individuals with such infections...

Be sure to play it safe, mi amigos

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
In an effort to bring home the importance of HIV testing, a web campaign is looking to spread the word among members of the Latino community. Everyone in the whole country could use some more knowledge about how crucial it is to know your HIV status. However, some segments of the population...

STD Infections on the Rise in St. Louis

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates are up in St. Louis, Missouri, leaving many residents to wonder why. Recently, CBS St. Louis spoke to Pam Walker, health director for the area, who believes that online hookups may be partially to blame for the increased number of infections. According to...

Keeping People Aware of Their STD Status

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
One of the largest problems surrounding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is that some people are unaware that they are even infected with one, which leads them to unintentionally spread their condition to a partner. Recently, Florida news source, The Tampa Tribune, followed a group of...

Group Supports Decision to Vaccinate Boys for HPV as Controversy Continues

Thursday, July 5th, 2012
As the debate over the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine rages on, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently made a recommendation stating that boys, and not just girls, should receive the shot. While many parents remain torn over whether they feel comfortable allowing...

French researchers question non-targeted HIV testing

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
One of the many issues surrounding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is that it can be difficult to encourage people to get tested for infections regularly. In response to this, researchers have been working to determine the best way to screen large groups of people for STDs, including...

Sex during adolescence could have long-term consequences

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
One of the most important things parents and teachers can tell children about sex is that they shouldn't have it until they are mature and ready. People who allow themselves to be pressured into intercourse may also let their partner get away with not practicing safer sex, which leads to an...

FDA cracks down on phony STD treatments

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
by Courtney Jones, Care Advisor Let’s face it: we’re a society with seemingly infinite information at our fingertips. With a mouse-click, we can access Wikipedia articles and YouTube videos on just about any topic...posted by just about anyone who thinks of themselves as an...

New treatments offer hope for people with hepatitis C

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
by Courtney Jones, Care Advisor When it comes to STDs, there are some that everyone knows about...and some that are lesser known. Hepatitis C can be transmitted through sexual contact, but also through exposure to the blood of an infected person: for example, unsterilized tattoo ...

What’s new in HIV testing and prevention?

Monday, June 27th, 2011
by Lisa Oldson, MD, Medical Director There’s always something new in the world of HIV research...and in recognition of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, I’d like to tell you about a fascinating new study that was recently published about HIV screening for MSM (men who have sex with...