HIV Diagnosis Highest In The South

HIV Rates Highest In The South, Says CDC

There have been many strides to combat the spread of HIV over the past several decades. Prevention efforts and awareness campaigns have detoured the spread drastically. One part of the United States however, is still seeing a high volume of newly diagnosed HIV cases. The 16 states that make up the southern region of the… Read More

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

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

US Military Sees Rise in STD Rates

US Military Sees a Rise in STD Cases

As reports emerge in several states showing the continued rise of STD rates, the US military is finding that it is not immune to the trend. Reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have been steadily increasing in the civilian population over the past decade. According to the military’s Medical Surveillance Report, rates of rising… Read More

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Has Increase of STD Rates

Like many other states this year, the Dairy State has seen a significant increase in STD rates. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported a 13% increase in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases statewide. This mirrors a growing trend and has many local health officials alarmed. Wisconsin had more than 26,400 chlamydia cases. There… Read More

Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month

The American Academy of Dermatology first declared November as healthy skin month in order to build awareness about the importance of keeping skin fresh, hydrated and healthy all year round. While there are many health issues that can cause skin problems, we’d like to take a look at some of the STDs that can cause… Read More

Podcasts

25 Best Online Resources for Sexual Health: Podcasts

25 Best Online Resources for Sexual Health: Podcasts This month we’re putting together a master list of the 25 best online resources for sexual health. We’ll highlight people, initiatives and websites that offer some of the best information and personal experience in living with STDs and HIV. Some of these things we have written about… Read More

St. Louis Has Highest Rate of STDs in US

St. Louis Has Highest Rate of STDs in US

For the second year in a row, St. Louis has been named the U.S. city with the highest rate of STDs. In September, it was reported that Etowah County in Alabama had replaced St. Louis at the top of the list for STD infection rates. A statistical error was discovered shortly after by the Alabama… Read More

STDs and Blood Donation

STDs and Donating Blood: What You Need To Know

One of the best ways to help in a crisis or tragedy is to donate blood. Donating blood can help a friend, a family member or even a total stranger in a life threatening situation. If you are considering donating blood you should keep a few things in mind because not all people are eligible… Read More

Delaware Now a Top Ten State for STDs

Delaware Now A Top Ten State For STDs

Health officials in the state of Delaware have spent years warning of the rising rates of STDs throughout the state. The newest federal report, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has shown Delaware was one of the top ten states for both chlamydia and gonorrhea infections in 2016. While syphilis has been… Read More