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

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

2018 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This week marks the 2018 annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. February 7th is a day intended to help educate the African-American community on the risks of HIV and AIDS. It is also an effort to help get sexually active members of the community tested for HIV. The annual event began in 1999 and continues to… Read More

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Syphilis On The Rise in Cincinnati

In 2011, Hamilton County, Ohio was listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the sixth most affected area for syphilis in the United States. By 2016, it had fallen off of the CDC’s list altogether. After making huge strides in decreasing the number of cases of syphilis, the city of Cincinnati and… Read More

Woman with Herpes

Doctor Sued For Not Testing Pregnant Woman With Herpes

During pregnancy, STDs pose risks for both the mother and baby. For this reason doctors will test women for STDs and HIV during pregnancy. While testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is normal procedure, testing for herpes is less common. Recently, an Oregon doctor found herself involved in a lawsuit over a case in which… Read More

Model Featured in HIV Ad Sues Agency Over Image

In April of 2013, the New York Department of Human Rights (DHR) created an ad campaign that featured the image of model, Avril Nolan, who had not consented to be portrayed in the ad. The ad featured a young woman with the tagline, “I am positive (+). I have rights.” The model has gone through… Read More

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Exposed to HIV

Man Accidentally Exposed to HIV by Hospital

Several news outlets are reporting that an elderly diabetes patient may have been exposed to HIV after a New Hampshire hospital made an error. The error was injecting him with an insulin pen that had already been used on an HIV-positive patient. The hospital has maintained that while the pen was the same, the needle… Read More

Deadly Herpes Virus Found in Florida Monkeys

Recently, scientists in Florida have reported that over 25% of monkeys in a Florida STate Park contain the herpes B virus. According to new research published in Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases,  rhesus macaque monkeys in Silver Springs State Park have been secreting the virus through their saliva. While… Read More

NBA Player Sued for Spreading Herpes

Athletes have been sued in the past for spreading STDs to sexual partners. The newest lawsuit to make the news involves NBA player Jamil WIlson. This suit brings to light the dangers of unprotected sex and the potential consequences of hiding your sexual health status. In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court,… Read More

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Gonorrhea Cases in Colorado

Gonorrhea Cases Skyrocket in Colorado

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported record number increases in STD cases across the United States. This has prompted many local health departments to evaluate the trend of rising STD cases within their own state. Some states are finding a larger increase than others. One of the most shocking reports has come… Read More