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Chlamydia

The Too-Well-Kept Secret to Preventing STDs

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Women with recurrences of chlamydia are at increased risk of potentially heartbreaking consequences, including pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. Fortunately, doctors have a powerful strategy to prevent reinfection -- but we're not yet making the most of it.

Abstinence-Only Texas High School Hit By Chlamydia Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

UPDATE: May 13 -- A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services told The Huffington Post Wednesday that only five cases of chlamydia...

What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

We all need to break the silence that surrounds STDs in our communities -- we should talk about STDs without shame or stigma and help young people understand STD screening is a routine, essential part of taking care of themselves and protecting their future health.

Stop Rushing To Put On Your Condoms

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Rushing to put on a condom may lead to problems that raise the risk of sexually transmitted in...

Nearly 2 Million Americans Have Chlamydia, Estimates Show

Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/25/2014 04:09 PM EDT on LiveScience Nearly 2 million people in the United States have the sexual...

Why Boomers Need A Refresher Course In Safe Sex

High50 | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
High50

Educational campaigns have been aimed at the young and as a result 20 and 30-somethings know the rules: condoms for casual sex and full sexual health checks when they move on to exclusive relationships. However, many over-50s feel uneasy about visiting sexual health clinics, despite the fact that they forget about using condoms, because contraception is no longer an issue.

Anna Almendrala

What You Need To Know Before You Meet Your Grindr Date

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Smartphone social apps like Grindr, Scruff and Recon are associated with a greater risk for STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia among gay and bisexual m...

1.8 Million People In The U.S. Have This STD

Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By Morgan Jones STDs often come with unpleasant symptoms, but when infections don't come with visible symptoms, many patients are left unaware....

Gonorrhea, Syphilis Increasing In The US

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

More and more people are developing gonorrhea and syphilis in the U.S., according to a new government report examining cases of three sexually transmi...

LOOK: This Wedding Dress Is Made Of...Condoms?!

Posted 06.10.2013 | Weddings

Last week: wedding dress made out of toilet paper. This week: wedding dress made out of condoms! Australia's Illawarra Mercury reported Friday that...

STDs: Don't Put Your Sexual Health in Jeopardy

Deborah Arrindell | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Deborah Arrindell

Trichomoniasis, or "Trich," is the most common, curable STD in the United States, yet a recent survey by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) found that only one in five women are familiar with it.

Rate Of This STD Is Rising

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The number of Americans newly diagnosed with chlamydia continued to rise in 2011, lik...

Kathleen Miles

Shocking New Stats About STDs In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Generally, you expect to see preventable diseases decline in advanced societies. Not so with some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California. ...

Gonorrhea Is Growing Resistant To Drugs And May Soon Become Untreatable

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living

GENEVA (AP) — A sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatab...

We're Pretty Certain Uggs Don't Cause Chlamydia

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener & Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2012 | Style

Sometimes a snide remark or joke veers down a totally mistaken path. A writer at Richmond, Va.-based RVA magazine is finding himself at the end of tha...

STD Rates Spike In Greenwich Village Women

| Andrea Swalec | Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN — Sexually transmitted disease diagnosis rates have risen among Greenwich Village women in recent years, according to analysis of the late...

Time to Start Talking

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

While STIs cross all racial lines, African Americans are disproportionately at risk for such common infections as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. African-American women must take the first step to protect our health: Talk about sex.

Sex Over 50: WSJ Reports The New Normal, And It's Great! Dr. Pat's Notebook

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 07.19.2011 | Style
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Originally posted on Women's Voices for Change. The Wall Street Journal published an essay by Dr. Mark Lachs, head of geriatrics for the New York-P...

Why an STD Test Could Save Your Life

Joan Malin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

Before you convince yourself that you're not at risk, consider the facts. The most recent national estimates suggest that there are approximately 19 million new cases of STIs each year.

Illinois' High STD Rate: Health Officials Encourage STD Testing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's National STD Awareness Month--and Illinois residents should think about getting tested. According to the the Illinois Department of Public Heal...

Sexually Transmitted Infections Plague Kansas

The University Daily Kansan | Anna Archibald | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Alyssa sat nervously with her boyfriend in the waiting room. She had waited six months to get tested, and she was finally in the Lawrence Memorial Hos...

Stress Disease Kills Australia's Iconic Koalas

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Experts warn that the number of koala bears in Australia are declining at an alarming rate. With an increasing number of people moving into the animal...

Taking the Wraps Off Condoms

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Just in Case looks to be a simple and attractive makeup accessory, but serves a greater purpose. A hidden well contains two 2" x 2" condom foils.