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Have STDs Reached Crisis Level? The Status Quo Is No Longer Enough

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing that case numbers for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis -- the ...

Chlamydia And Gonorrhea Rates Reach An All-Time High In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living

The U.S. is backsliding on progress against sexually transmitted infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Pr...

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Strain In Hawaii A First For U.S.

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living

A drug-resistant cluster of gonorrhea infections in Hawaii have health officials worried that the sexually transmitted disease could soon prove untrea...

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Is A Looming Threat

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living

The World Health Organization released new guidelines for treating gonorrhea Tuesday, and recommended a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins for...

STDs are Incredibly Common - So Why The Stigma?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Chlamydia, herpes, HIV - I could go on. I'm sure most of these terms sound familiar to the majority o...

Please Stop Using PrEP to Abandon Condoms

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

I understand that we do not fear HIV like we used to; however, this does not mean we should outright dismiss other STIs because they are easily treatable.

How Data Provides Insight To Improve Adolescents' Health

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

We all have a role to play in helping to protect the sexual health of our young people - youth can be more aware of the risks they face, and parents and schools can get the information they need to stay safe.

The Bleeding Red Pustules of Courage

Matthew Terrell | Posted 05.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

We accept the risks of this battle, and believe martyrdom is the highest calling for us warriors. This battle will not be over until every gay man in America has an uncurable sexually transmitted disease! We are ready to fight.

The Too-Well-Kept Secret to Preventing STDs

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 05.21.2016 | 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.

Why My Friends and Family Slut Shamed Me for Contracting an STI

Ed Coffin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ed Coffin

I got the same response from nearly everyone I told. They would all mention something sort of like this: "I'm glad to hear you got treated, but you should really be more careful and use protection."

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...

Anna Almendrala

What You Need To Know Before You Meet Your Grindr Date | 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...

Enough Already With the Dumb Quizzes

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.14.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Those annoying Buzzfeed, Quizilla and Quizfarm et al quizzes have been clogging my Facebook news feed for months at a rate that now surpasses the petition requests, memes and revolting photos of the disgusting gourmet slop people had for dinner.

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...

This STD Could Become Immune To Antibiotics

Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Sexually transmitted diseases are always dangerous, but strains of the infections that can mutate and become resistant to drugs are making treatment m...

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.

Cara Santa Maria

Superbug STD May Soon Be Incurable | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

It really is as scary as it sounds. Gonorrhea is the newest superbug. Could it become the next AIDS? If you've never heard of a superbug before, yo...

Kathleen Miles

Shocking New Stats About STDs In California | 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. ...

Only One Treatment Left For Increasingly Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are urging doctors to stop using a key antibiotic to treat routi...

WATCH: Untreatable Gonorrhea Is Running Rampant

Posted 08.20.2012 | Comedy

The World Health Organization recently announced that the STI Gonorrhea is growing resistant to drugs and may soon be untreatable. In other words, the...

Gonorrhea Could Join Growing List of Untreatable Diseases

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By Christine Gorman (Click here for the original article) The arms race between humanity and disease-causing bacteria is drawing to a close—and ...

Oral Gonorrhea? Yes, You Can Get Gonorrhea of the Mouth and Throat

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Yes, you've heard of gonorrhea, but have you heard of oral gonorrhea? If not, it's about time you did.

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...

UK Doctors Warned Of Gonorrhea's Increasing Drug Resistance

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living

In the United Kingdom, the Health Protection Agency is warning doctors about the growing drug-resistance of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea...