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Sexually Transmitted Disease

Even More Parents Are Refusing To Vaccinate Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living

A decade ago, the first vaccine against human papilloma virus was administered in Australia to help prevent several deadly cancers, including cervical...

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...

Las Vegas' Syphilis Outbreak Is Part Of A Nationwide Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.17.2017 | Healthy Living

A syphilis outbreak in Las Vegas amounted to nearly 700 new cases of the sexually transmitted infection in 2015, health officials reported. The news c...

Teens Are Having Sex, But They're Not Being Tested

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Only one-third of sexually active young adults and less than one-quarter of sexually active high schoolers have been tested for HIV, according to a ne...

Straight Guys Need STD Tests, Too. Why Isn't The Government Recommending It?

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

A sexually transmitted disease epidemic is growing in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week. The federa...

More Than Half The World Has Oral Herpes, WHO Reports

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living

More than half the world's population carries the herpes simplex virus commonly known as oral herpes, a new report from the World Health Organization ...

This Mobile Chlamydia Test Could Change How We Test For STIs

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living

A new smartphone-based test for chlamydia that delivers results in just 30 minutes could change the way we test for sexually transmitted diseases. T...

6 Questions You Were Afraid To Ask About Older People Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty

1. Do they, you know, really do it? Yes, they really do it. How are we so certain? Well, for one, they aren't doing it very safely. The STD rate in ol...

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 20s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook c...

The Important Work of Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Jennifer Hamady

Villainizing the entire organization is a mistake. It ignores, and dismisses, the services Planned Parenthood provides that we all -- regardless of our political views -- can agree are important.

Exploding The Myth Of Teenage Sexuality

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

There was no evidence that an early loss of virginity actually caused risky sexuality later. Indeed, twins who have very different initiations into sex -- one early and one late -- nevertheless go on to have similarly risky sex lives.

South African Prisoners Are Offered Circumcision For AIDS Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an effort to slow the spread of HIV in one of the country's highest-infected regions, prisoners in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province are now be...