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Hold Your Health in the Palm of Your Hand with Healthvana

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 17
Healthvana, a new app that hooks healthcare providers with their clients via smartphone, lets you hold your HIV test results in the palm of your hand.

Get HIV and Syphilis Results Via Your Smartphone in 15 Minutes

By EDGE | Feb 11
Medical researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers -- HIV and syphilis -- from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.

Two in Washington Go Blind From Ocular Syphilis

By EDGE | Jan 30
Six people in Washington State have been infected with ocular syphilis in the past two months -- including two who have gone blind.

US Syphilis Rate Up; Mostly Gay and Bisexual Men

By Mike Stobbe | May 8
Health officials say syphilis has reached its highest level since 1995 with the increase all in men.

Syphilis, Gonorrhea Cases Rising in North Dakota

Feb 25
The dramatic jump in sexually transmitted diseases in North Dakota has state health officials trying to reverse the trend by raising awareness among not only residents but also doctors.

Young People Bear Brunt As CDC Releases New Rates of STDs

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 24
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their annual snapshot on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the findings do not bode well for young people, or GLBTs.

Ask the Doc :: How to Deal with Possible Syphilis Exposure?

By Jason Faulhaber, M.D. | Feb 9
I recently tricked with someone - I think about two weeks ago. A friend of a friend now tells me that he has syphilis. So I’m kicking myself bigtime. So how do I know if I’ve caught it? And if I have, what’s the bad news?

Medical Journal: Closeted Gay, Bi Men Driving Chinese Syphilis Epidemic

By Margie Mason | May 6
Prostitutes, along with closeted gay and bisexual men--many of whom are married with families--are driving a new epidemic of syphilis in China, according to a commentary published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

STDs Rising Among Straight and Gays Alike

By Mike Stobbe | Nov 17
Sexually spread diseases continue to rise, with reported chlamydia cases setting yet another record in 2008, government health officials said Monday.

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