Tag archive for ‘sexually transmitted infections’
By Robert On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

CDC 2012 STD data: Syphilis in MSM; Gonorrhea and chlamydia in young people

Men who have sex with men and Americans between the ages of 15 and 24 are the two demographic groups that stand out in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual report, Sexually Transmitted More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Polk County, Iowa reports dramatic increase in syphilis

The health department for the most populous county in Iowa is reporting the most cases of the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis than it’s seen at any point in the past 20 years. Darkfield microscopy More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Vancouver syphilis rates ‘highest level in 30 years’, predominantly in gay community

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) announced Monday that “Syphilis rates are at epidemic proportions in the Lower Mainland”, predominately in the gay community. Darkfield More...

By Robert On Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Gonorrhea cases up 34% in Washington, five counties at outbreak levels

The State of Washington Department of Health is reporting a significant rise in the number of gonorrhea cases in 2013 as compared to last year, urging health officials to advise  anyone who is experiencing symptoms, More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Gonorrhea outbreak declared in Spokane County

Due to unexpected increases in the sexually transmitted infection, gonorrhea, in Spokane County,  the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has declared a gonorrhea outbreak for the county. The Spokane Regional More...

By Robert On Friday, October 11th, 2013

Alberta Health follows up ‘Plenty of Syph’ campaign with ‘Sex Germs’ website

In an effort to battle the ongoing battle with sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the Canadian province, the Alberta Health Services have launched a new website called Sex Germs, which encompasses a variety More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Anti-cancer therapy shown to stimulate immune response to gonorrhea

Researchers at the University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York (SUNY) have found an anti-cancer therapy developed by one of their scientists actually stimulates the immune system in mice and eliminated More...

By Robert On Monday, September 23rd, 2013

AHF sends info mailers to Broward residents, syphilis up 400 percent since 2000

Los Angeles-based, AIDS Healthcare Foundation(AHF), sent informational mailers about the dramatic increase of syphilis in Broward County during the past decade or so, to some 22,000 residents to encourage people More...

By Robert On Monday, August 19th, 2013

Porn stars to be tested for Hepatitis and Trichomonas starting today: APHSS

An addition to the standard sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing protocol, starting today, Aug. 19,  adult film performers will now be tested for Hepatitis B and C and screened for the parasite, Trichomonas More...

By Robert On Monday, August 19th, 2013

Trichomonas: the sexually transmitted parasite

This little flagellated parasite is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide, mainly causing symptoms in sexually active women. Trichomonas vaginalisImage/CDC Trichomonas vaginalis is the most More...

By Robert On Thursday, August 8th, 2013

AIDS Healthcare Foundation calls for investigation of ‘blogger-reported’ syphilis case, Free Speech Coalition says adult performer is negative for the STD

Days after adult film industry blogger, Mike South reported that a male porn performer tested positive for syphilis  and possibly exposed over a dozen others, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is calling More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
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Two antibiotic combinations show success in treating gonorrhea in clinical trials

With relatively recent reports of a “shrinking arsenal” of antibiotics to treat the sexually transmitted infection, gonorrhea, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in a press More...

By Robert On Monday, July 8th, 2013
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CDC offers free STD Treatment Guidelines App

CDC’s Division of STD Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of its STD Treatment (Tx) Guidelines mobile app, which helps health care providers easily access diagnostic information and the current STD Treatment More...

By Robert On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Dublin reports sharp spikes in genital herpes and chlamydia

A report released by the Dublin Well Woman Centre June 24 shows some alarming trends in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and general sexual health in the Irish population.   Image/CIA According to their More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Hawaii health officials warn of possible syphilis outbreak on Big Island

On June 10, The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) sent a medical advisory to physicians statewide to raise awareness regarding a possible syphilis outbreak on Big Island after five cases of syphilis reported More...

By Robert On Friday, June 7th, 2013

Vancouver health reports infection rates of syphilis the highest in three decades

Health officials in the western province are advising sexually active gay and bisexual men to have quarterly syphilis testing in light of the new numbers released yesterday by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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Researchers suggest living in a poor neighborhood as an adolescent increases risk of Chlamydia as a young adult

In a recently published paper in the Journal of Urban Health, researchers from the Ohio State University suggest that living in a poor neighborhood as an adolescent is linked to an increased risk of getting the More...

By Robert On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

New Mexico reports the most syphilis cases in 25 years

New Mexico health authorities have reported a spike in syphilis cases in 2012, in fact they say the 101 cases of primary and secondary syphilis reported last year is the most seen since 1988, according to a More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Minnesota: STDs up 10 percent, Gonorrhea showed largest increase

The number of sexually transmitted infections reported in Minnesota in 2012 jumped 10 percent from the previous year, prompting state health officials to encourage testing and preventive measures, according to a More...

By Robert On Monday, April 1st, 2013

Tuskegee University pays tribute to former President Bill Clinton’s apology for the atrocity known as the ‘Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment’

The school founded by Booker T. Washington will be commemorating the 16th anniversary of former President Bill Clinton’s apology for the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study starting tomorrow, according More...



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