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By The Dispatch On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Wyoming report increase in syphilis in the southeast

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has detected an alarming, localized increase in reported syphilis cases from southeast Wyoming this year. Treponema pallidum Photo/CDC “We have had six reported cases of More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Judge Ernesto Scorsone rules against Gov Matt Bevin, Kentucky lawsuit to close ‘filthy’ abortion clinic

A Kentucky judge has ruled that closing an abortion facility that state inspectors described as “filthy” is “against the public interest.” The lawsuit came from Gov. Matt Bevin’s office after the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 14th, 2015
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Syphilis cases rise in Colorado, including 9 eye infections

Nearly nine out of 10 syphilis cases in Colorado are in men who have sex with men (MSM) during the first seven months of 2015, according to Colorado health officials. Almost half of those cases were among people More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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HPV transmission via sex toys: One study’s findings

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is by far the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection (STI) reported, new or new and existing combined, HPV accounts for approximately 79 million of the total STIs in the United More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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PositiveSingles: STD dating and whole lot more

Online dating sites are hugely popular and can cater specifically to virtually every individuals wants and needs- Christian dating, Jewish dating, 50+ dating and just about anything else under the sun. One dating More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Porn stars at ‘extremely high’ STD risk: Study

PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (JUNE 10, 2014) A UCLA Fielding School of Public Health research study of several hundred adult film industry performers presented (in poster form) earlier today at the CDC’s 2014 STD More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Nunavut sees more than 100 syphilis cases since 2012

After a February 28 public health advisory about the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis, issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Nunavut where 90 syphilis cases were reported. Treponema More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Oregon reports rise in STDs, ‘These are definitely alarming’

Oregon health authorities are reporting jumps in three common sexually transmitted infections (STI) prompting officials to call the situation “alarming”. In a Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Communicable More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Gay and Bisexual Men account for the vast majority of syphilis cases in men during 2009–2012: CDC

Just 14 short years ago, the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis, was on the verge of elimination in the United States; however, that trend has turned around dramatically as “The Great Imitator” More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis up in Illinois: Health Department

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said Thursday that three sexually transmitted infections (STI), chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, are all on the rise in the state and they encourage residents to More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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San Antonio syphilis epidemic called a ‘terrible plague’

The number of syphilis cases in San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas continues it’s rise, according to the latest data from the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) Mar. 31. The total number More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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HPV eradicated from cervical cancer cells after treatment with mushroom extract: Study

A study by researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) Medical School at Houston suggest that an extract from  Basidiomycete mushrooms was able to eradicate the human papillomavirus More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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CDC reports rare woman-to-woman HIV transmission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) today of a rare, but likely female-to-female transmission of HIV, which occurred in Houston, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Vaginal ring delivers herpes, HIV antivirals, contraceptives for months of protection: Northwestern researcher

A Northwestern University (NU) researcher has come up with a device that could  change women’s reproductive health in a significant way–an intravaginal ring that delivers antiviral protection against More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Gay dating apps, Grindr and Adam4Adam, linked to syphilis increases in Syracuse area

A doubling in syphilis cases in Onondaga County in Central New York is being linked to, at least in part, the ease of finding sexual partners among gay men using the apps, Grindr and Adam4Adam, according to a Syracuse.com More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 8th, 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee: The ‘hot spot’ city for Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis

Source: BestMedicalDegrees.com A new infographic from BestMedicalDegress.com, the STD Heat Map, based on  data from 2010 and 2012 Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) studies looks at what parts More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Recent developments in Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-2) therapeutics look promising

In the past two months, new therapies for the prevention and treatment of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-2)  have showed some promising results. In January, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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The Top 5 most prevalent sexually transmitted infections in the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are more than 110 million sexually transmitted infections (STI) among men and women nearly split evenly. This number includes both new and existing More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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HPV vaccine does not lead to unsafe sexual practices or sexual initiation in young women and teens: Study

A new study may alleviate concerns that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine leads to either the initiation of sex or unsafe sexual behaviors among teenage girls and young women. Image/CDC The Cincinnati Children’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Public Health England launches awareness campaign for gay men due to increases in Shigella infection

Public Health England (PHE) in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) have launched an Shigella awareness campaign after new figures reveal an increase in infections in men with no travel history, likely More...


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