Syphilis Searches

Syphilis Is The Top Searched Health Concern In These States

A new study analyzed Google searches for medical conditions by state. The goal was to determine which health issues were of highest concern among a state’s residents. The information in the study does not reflect which health conditions are the biggest problem in a certain state. In several states, the study found that syphilis was… Read More

STD Myth Exposed: You Can Only Get An STD From Semen

STD Myth Exposed: You Can Only Get An STD From Semen

There is a great deal of incorrect information in the world about sexually transmitted diseases. Some of this is due to the lack of sexual health education in schools around the United States. Some of this information is due to the internet’s ability to spread misinformation without citing sources. Many people find themselves getting their… Read More

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