Chlamydia may double a woman's risk for ovarian cancer

Chlamydia May Double A Woman’s Risk For Ovarian Cancer

A new research study, released earlier this month, suggest that women who suffer from chronic chlamydia infection can double their risk of ovarian cancer compared to women with no history of chlamydia. While the full details of the study have not yet been released, the authors are expected to share their findings at a meeting… Read More

Arizona Sees Surge in STDs

Arizona Counties See Surge in STDs

Continuing a multi-year trend in Arizona, STD case rates rose in 2017. While the full state report won’t be released until April, individual counties throughout the state are showing a dramatic rise between 2016 and 2017. Maricopa county, for example, has shown a 14% increase in STDs with a total of 35,859 cases last year…. Read More

Symptoms of Trich: What You Need To Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that trichomoniasis, also known commonly as trich, is the most common curable STD in the U.S. An estimated 3.7 million Americans have the infection but many do not realize it. This infection is far more common in women than it is in men. According to the CDC,… Read More

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Cluster of Syphilis and HIV Discovered in Milwaukee

Cluster of STDs and HIV Found in Milwaukee

A statement released by the Milwaukee Public School System, it was revealed that a large cluster of syphilis and HIV had been discovered in the city which included several high school aged students. While the Milwaukee Health Department has not yet released an official statement or report to the public, it is believed that over… Read More

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This week marks the 13th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about the need for all women, especially pregnant women, to be tested and treated for HIV. The annual observance happens every year on March 10th. Several health organizations will use the day to… Read More

Veterans with Hep C

VA On Track To Eliminate Hep C in Veterans

A few years ago it was reported that the Department of Veteran Affairs could not afford to treat over 146,000 veterans infected with hepatitis C. This came to light at a time when a cure for hepatitis C was made available to the public by Gilead Sciences. Last Friday, however, at the 24th Annual Wharton… Read More

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University Sees Rise in Gonorrhea Cases

University of Kansas Reports High Number of Gonorrhea

Health officials with the University of Kansas Watkins Health Services have reported a dramatic increase of gonorrhea on campus. Between 2016 and 2017, gonorrhea cases on the university campus increased a staggering 39%. While other STD infections also increased, nothing was as impactful as cases of gonorrhea. University campuses have seen increased reports of STDs… Read More

Health Officials in Oregon Concerned About STDs

Rise in Oregon STDs has Health Officials Concerned

Health officials in central Oregon are concerned about a dramatic increase in the number of STD cases last year. While STD rates have been steadily rising since 2010, last year saw the biggest jump in recent memory. “It’s been an increase that I haven’t seen before in all my years of public health in Central… Read More

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Cases Rise in Pennsylvania

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Cases Go Up in Pennsylvania

A common trend emerging at the start of this year is increased reports of some STDs around the country. Bacterial infections are on the rise nationwide. Erie County, Pennsylvania has reported a rise in cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea between 2016 and 2017. While the Erie County Department of Health has reported a decrease of… Read More

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National Condom Week

Today Marks the Start of National Condom Week

From February 14th until February 21st many health organizations are celebrating National Condom Week. Designed to coincide with Valentine’s Day each year, this event is meant to help build awareness among young people about the benefits of practicing safe sex. The American Sexual Health Association, or ASHA, will be offering several online articles and demonstrations… Read More