March 20, 2014: HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms
Signs of potential trouble could be different in people without the virus, study suggests

March 12, 2014: Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure
Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says

March 04, 2014: Long-Acting HIV Drug May Offer Better Protection Against Infection
In monkey studies, shots guarded against disease for human equivalent of up to three months

February 20, 2014: Head, Throat Cancer Survival May Be Longer if Tumor Caused by HPV: Study
Patients with recurrent disease seem to 'do better' if cancer is tied to the virus, researcher says

February 17, 2014: STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex
Parenting, friends and academics all influence likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, study says

February 11, 2014: Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls
But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

February 10, 2014: President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine
It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

February 06, 2014: Only 1 in 3 HIV-Infected Black Americans Gets Effective Treatment: Study
CDC says just 35 percent have the virus under control; young black males have lowest treatment rates

February 03, 2014: HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study
Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

January 31, 2014: Abused Women Vulnerable to Unsafe Sex Practices
Request for condom can often be met with violent reaction, study says

January 24, 2014: Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say
Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

December 18, 2013: Taking Drug to Prevent HIV Doesn't Seem to Encourage Risk-Taking
Study found those given Truvada did not practice riskier sex because of extra protection

November 27, 2013: Unprotected Sex On the Rise Among U.S. Gay Men, CDC Says
Regular, frequent HIV testing can greatly cut down on risky behaviors, experts say

November 06, 2013: Talking to Partners About STDs Often Awkward: Survey
But conversations about sexual histories and protection are important for couples, experts say

November 05, 2013: HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds
Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

October 22, 2013: Counseling With HIV Testing May Not Help Prevent Future STDs
Study saw no decrease in infection rate among at-risk recipients given behavior-change advice

October 17, 2013: Meds That Prevent HIV Infection Don't Spur Risky Behavior: Study
HIV-negative people who know they're protected do not increase their sexual risk-taking, research shows

October 17, 2013: U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests
They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past

October 16, 2013: How a Routine Pap Smear Ends Up Costing $1,000
Family physician investigated how some of her patients received big bills for common tests

September 26, 2013: Researchers Tie Increased Throat Cancer Cases to HPV Infection
More whites develop cancers linked to oral sex, but blacks have worse survival rates, study finds

September 05, 2013: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

August 09, 2013: Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study
Those with same-gender friends in stable housing reported safer sex habits

July 25, 2013: Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
Lagging rates will lead to more cervical cancer cases, health officials contend

July 23, 2013: Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV
But overall risk is low, and virus usually clears within a year, study found

July 19, 2013: HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study
Vaccination already recommended for boys and girls to guard against sexually transmitted infections

July 16, 2013: U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men
It might reduce their risk of anal cancer

July 15, 2013: New Treatments Show Promise Against Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea
Study results were impressive, but experts say other options are still needed

June 19, 2013: HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

June 17, 2013: Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV
Study found age was key to whether patients knew HIV status and were getting treatment

June 03, 2013: Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex
Experts say the claim is probably correct, because tumors caused by HPV virus much more responsive to treatment

May 30, 2013: Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD
'Trich' causes discomfort for some, but is symptomless in others

April 30, 2013: Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests
Preteens appear to get same protection with two doses of HPV vaccine as young women who get three

April 29, 2013: New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says effectiveness of newer treatments, especially if given early, prompted change

March 27, 2013: Experimental Drug May Work Against Hepatitis C
Miravirsen greatly reduced virus in patients in small study

March 18, 2013: Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections
Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

March 08, 2013: Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study
Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find

March 04, 2013: HIV May Raise Risk of Heart Attack
Study found 48 percent higher chance of heart trouble

February 14, 2013: Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report
And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says

January 23, 2013: Many Women Victims of 'Contraceptive Sabotage,' Experts Say
Leading ob/gyn group urges doctors to screen for this and other forms of sexual coercion

January 23, 2013: Condoms Don't Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds
Misperceptions can raise risk for STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy

January 08, 2013: Is 'Untreatable' Gonorrhea On the Way?
About one in 13 people failed treatment with last available oral antibiotic, Canadian study found

January 08, 2013: Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC
This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

December 13, 2012: 'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests
The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say

November 30, 2012: Surprise HIV Diagnosis Becomes Life-Changing Moment
After denial, N.Y. woman finds way to keep the condition from controlling her life

November 30, 2012: Among Black Americans, HIV Takes a Greater Toll
With climbing infection and death rates, experts stress need to stem the growing disparity

November 29, 2012: New HIV Infections Highest Among Urban Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
Prevention efforts vital in high-risk areas, researchers say

November 27, 2012: HIV Infections Continue to Hit Young Americans Hard
Children and young adults 13 to 24 now represent more than one in four new infections, CDC says

October 22, 2012: Less Frequent Pap Tests Safe for Most Women, Ob/Gyn Group Says
New guidelines recommend cervical cancer screening every 3 to 5 years

October 17, 2012: New Vaccine Strategy May Fight Genital Herpes, Mouse Study Suggests
Approach may also protect against other sexually transmitted infections, researchers say

October 15, 2012: HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling