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STD-detecting condoms aren’t coming to a store near you

One of the biggest news stories of the past few days has been focused around the idea that a color-changing condom could actually detect sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

Tobacco smoking impairs immune system in HIV-infected people

Smoking and being HIV infected further compromises the immune system presenting the worst immune profile, say researchers in the first study of its kind.

Links found between HIV treatment and birth defects

Specific links between medicines used to manage HIV in pregnant women, and the prevalence and type of birth defects, have been found in a new study.

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.

New figures reveal 2012 rise in STI diagnosis rates

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) show that the number of new sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses rose by five percent in 2012.

Saudi Arabia deports foreign workers with STDs

Saudi authorities announced that they have deported 78 male foreign workers who were infected with contagious sexually transmitted diseases.

Alberta government launches program to curb high STI rate

Edmonton - The Alberta government is launching a $14 million program to help lower the amount of sexually transmitted infections in the province.

Captain Condom, Wonder Vag star in sex-ed video game Special

London - In London, Ontario, young people from 15 to 24 account for almost three quarters of the known chlamydia cases and more than half the gonorrhea infections. With the STI numbers still on the rise, the health unit has called upon the sex squad for help.

Teen Mothers Should Have STI Screening During Third Trimester

Routine sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening is being advised for pregnant teens during their third trimester. The screening process begins at the start of a teen pregnancy at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and then again during the last term.
 

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Colored STD detecting condoms may just be a pipe dream
Colored STD detecting condoms may just be a pipe dream
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STDs are rising at an alarming rate in the U.S.
STDs are rising at an alarming rate in the U.S.
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