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Internet-testing for sexually transmitted infections success

London - For those worried about the possibility of having contracted a sexually transmitted disease but worried about a visit to a clinic, a digital service might be the answer. Such services are proving increasingly popular.

Essential Science: Bacterium mutates into dangerous pathogen

A microbe has moved from a common resident of the throat and nose to become a potentially worrisome sexually transmitted pathogen. The organism is called Neisseria meningitides and it can cause something a bit like gonorrhea.

Microbiologists reveal the infectiveness of Chlamydia

Chlamydiae are highly infective bacteria. They survive in human cells in multiple ways. One newly discovered mechanism is where the invasive organisms manipulate human cells energy suppliers.

Which U.S. states are the worst for STDs?

In time for Valentine's Day, new information collated reveals the U.S. states with the highest levels of sexually transmitted diseases, using some common pathogens as measures.

New antibiotic for gonorrhea developed

York - The therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules have been used to develop a new antibiotic to combat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea.

Sexually transmitted disease rates in U.S. are the highest ever

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released the 2015 report on Sexually transmitted diseases on Wednesday, stating there were more reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases last year than ever before in the United States.

Sexually transmitted diseases rising in Britain

London - Annual figures relating to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been released for 2014 for the U.K. The figures make for interesting reading in relation to sexual health trends.

Could Ebola become an AIDS-like sexually transmitted disease?

Scientists have confirmed that Ebola can be transmitted more easily through sexual relations than was previously thought.

STDs are a growing problem among senior citizens

Dr. Bradley Stoner, an associate professor of anthropology and of medicine at Washington University who both treats patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and also conducts research in this area, says that STDs are growing amongst seniors.

Largest STD online community/dating website and its new app Special

The largest online community and dating website for people with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has announced a new iOS app. Launched in 2001, PositiveSingles.com is for people who live with STDs like HIV, Herpes (HSV), or HPV.

Fifty Shades of Grey leading to STD rise in older couples says MD

Dr. Charlotte Jones, chair of the British Medical Association’s GP Committee, said that the success of novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" could be giving older couples more sexual confidence but warned that there is a risk of failing to protect from STDs.

Teen sex education campaign makes use of giant yellow condom

Santiago - It's hard to not see a 40-foot tall fluorescent yellow condom standing straight in the middle of a suburb, and that's just the way La Florida's Mayor Rodolfo Carter likes it. The center-right mayor wants teens to notice, and stop and think about it.

Gonorrhea rates increased in the U.S. 1991-2006

Washington - Rates of an antibacterial resistant form of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea increased in cities around the U.S., between 1991 and 2006, according to a new study commissioned by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Teens are more prone to genital herpes

Teenagers today may be more likely to contract one type of herpes virus than teenagers in years past, a new study finds.

STDs on rise among senior citizens

Officials have said that one age group in particular, senior citizens, has shown an alarming rise in sexually transmitted diseases.

Review: 'Unsafe Sex in the City' looks at STDs in the UK Special

Manchester - If you have ever wondered how sexually transmitted diseases have become so widespread in Britain and the modern world generally, wonder no more.

Study: Circumcision for prostate cancer prevention?

Circumcised men show a lower risk for developing prostate cancer –– the most common cancer diagnosed in men today –– a new study finds.

BC Health Ministry wants all sexually active adults HIV tested

Vancouver - The British Columbia Health Ministry is requesting that all sexually active adults be tested for HIV at their next doctor, lab, or hospital visit to identify and treat any undetected cases of the virus.

Op-Ed: The ugly truth about condoms and ‘safe sex’

Condoms are back in the news again, this time for a novel reason; one campaigning organisation is calling for them to be made compulsory for porn stars. The shocking truth about condoms though is that they don’t work.

Report: 2,500 Guatemalans infected with STDS from American tests

A report released this week details a medical experiment held by the United States in the 1940s that infected Guatemalan people with sexually transmitted diseases.

World Cup fans warned: Don’t catch sex-related illnesses

Young people hooked on World Cup soccer this summer could be in for more sex-related diseases, according to the UK’s main advisory body on AIDS and sexual health.

Laxity with Sex and Alcohol Problem in Military

Frequent drink and multiple sex partners aren't healthy practices, but some young military folk disregard the notion. Instead critical issues have developed as a result of laxity in these areas.
 

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This is what chlamydia looks like under the microscope; its effects on young women can be devastatin...
This is what chlamydia looks like under the microscope; its effects on young women can be devastating.
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Pelvic inflammatory disease is a painful condition and has now been linked to two common STDs
Pelvic inflammatory disease is a painful condition and has now been linked to two common STDs
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