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Hawaii Sees High Number of Chlamydia Cases

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD Jun. 09, 2017 According to the Hawaii County Department of Health, bacterial STDs were the most commonly reported infections among all infections in 2016.

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Study: Zika Spread Occurred Earlier Than Believed

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD Jun. 01, 2017 A new study has found evidence that Zika virus was spreading quietly for up to a year before health officials became aware of its existence.

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CDC Makes Changes To Zika Testing Recommendations

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD May. 23, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently changed the recommended guidelines for Zika testing in pregnant women. According to the CDC, testing for ...

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HPV Vaccine May Prevent Cancer in Men

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD May. 22, 2017

A new study suggests that HPV vaccines may help prevent some cancers in men. Previously, studies have shown the HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical ...

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HPV Vaccines More Effective Than Previously Thought

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD May. 05, 2017

A new study, published in September, has found the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) to be more effective at preventing the virus than previously believed.

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New Zika Funding Made Available by Congress

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD May. 04, 2017

The United States Congress has allocated $1.1 billion dollars in order to combat the spread of Zika virus. This funding will be dispersed in the ...

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CDC: First Cluster of Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea in U.S.

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD May. 03, 2017

Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified the first cluster of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea in the United States. Seven patients, six ...

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Study Gives Hope for Better HIV Treatment

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD May. 02, 2017

A recent study suggests that scientists may be close to discovering a way to suppress HIV infection in humans. The study, conducted in macaque monkeys, ...

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Florida Names New Neighborhood as Zika Zone

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD May. 01, 2017

Health officials in Florida have identified a new Miami neighborhood as an active Zika zone. Five people have been discovered to have contracted Zika virus ...

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WHO Stresses Safe Sex when Returning from Zika Zones

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD Feb. 22, 2017

A new World Health Organization report recommends more strict guidelines for travelers returning from areas that have been affected by Zika virus.

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Promising Herpes Vaccine May Reduce Outbreaks

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD Feb. 21, 2017

New research from the American Society for Microbiology suggests that a new vaccine could potentially reduce the activity of Herpes 1 and 2.

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Some STDs Becoming Untreatable, says WHO

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD Feb. 20, 2017

On August 30, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that current treatments for several sexually transmitted diseases were beginning to diminish.

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New Study Suggests Zika May Persist in Eyes

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD Feb. 19, 2017

A new study completed by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found evidence that Zika virus could spread through contact with the ...

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Hepatitis Increase Linked to Drug Use

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD Feb. 17, 2017

Recent data in several states has shown an increase in hepatitis cases and experts are tying this spike to intravenous drug usage. Currently, there have ...

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CDC Lifts Travel Ban on Miami Neighborhood

Reviewed by Frank Cockerill, MD Feb. 16, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have lifted all travel warnings for Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood after Rick Scott declares the area Zika free.

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Will STD rates increase during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics?

Reviewed by Michael Davies, MD Jan. 29, 2014

The Olympics are a highly respected international sporting event. Although there have been stories of elaborate and explicit parties taking place in the Olympic ...

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Will STD rates increase in Brazil during the World Cup?

Reviewed by Lisa Oldson, MD Jan. 29, 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is slowly approaching and Brazil is preparing to host this enormous event. Soccer - or football as it is known ...

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What to do if a previous partner finds out they have HIV

Reviewed by Michael Davies, MD Jan. 29, 2014

Dealing with a friends or family member’s HIV diagnosis is difficult, but hearing that a previous sexual partner is a whole different type of worry. ...

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What are the symptoms of herpes during the initial outbreak?

Reviewed by Lisa Oldson, MD Dec. 03, 2013

Many people who acquire genital herpes only experience mild symptom that may not be apparent. But just because there are not any symptoms does not ...

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STD rates in Idaho

Reviewed by Michael Davies, MD Dec. 03, 2013

In the third quarter of 2013, there were 11 HIV cases reported, 1,352 chlamydia cases, 67 gonorrhea cases and 6 syphilis cases according to the ...

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Where can I find same day testing?

Reviewed by Lisa Oldson, MD Dec. 03, 2013

Same day STD testing offers a quick turn around with test results. For those who are anxious to know the results of their STD test, ...

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Difference between anonymous STD testing and confidential testing

Reviewed by Michael Davies, MD Dec. 03, 2013

There are many testing options throughout the U.S., but some may be hard to tell apart. Anonymous and confidential testing may sound similar but they ...

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What causes a false positive?

Reviewed by Lisa Oldson, MD Dec. 03, 2013

A false positive can be caused by the presence of an antibody in the blood, or just an imperfect test. If a person tests positive ...

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A previous partner was diagnosed with chlamydia: now what?

Reviewed by Michael Davies, MD Dec. 03, 2013

When a previous sexual partner tells you that they have been diagnosed with an STD, the worry can start to take over your mind. There ...

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What to do if a previous partner finds out they have herpes

Reviewed by Lisa Oldson, MD Dec. 02, 2013

If a previous partner has been diagnosed with genital herpes, there is a very real chance that you have been exposed to the virus. It ...

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