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SF Unable to Reverse STD Rate Increases

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 22
Despite efforts by local health officials to reverse the trend, San Francisco saw cases of sexually transmitted diseases rise for a ninth consecutive year in 2014.

Anyone Can Get HPV: Get Vaccinated or Risk Serious Health Issues

By EDGE | Sep 12
A recent study released by Pediatrics has shown that while vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is highly recommended, many individuals are not receiving the necessary protection.

The ’Other’ STD: Syphilis in Gay & Bi Men

By Sean McShee | Mar 30
Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men accounted for 75 percent of all U.S. syphilis cases in 2012. Yet, the same group was responsible for only 62 percent of all HIV cases just a year earlier.

Hula App Helps With STD Testing and Results

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 11
In an effort to test for and discuss results of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the new company Hula has launched an iPhone app that allows users to find testing centers, get their results online, then share that info with other users.

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.

CHEST Study Looks at HIV Risks at Gay Sex Parties

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 12
Men who attend sex parties are at a greater risk of HIV and STI transmission, found Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training.

HPV Vaccine for Boys off to ’Good Start’

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 31
When the HPV vaccine was first recommended for boys, health officials worried it would be an unusually hard sell. But a new report suggests that might not be the case.

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