July 25, 2014: Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say

July 24, 2014: Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

July 23, 2014: HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds
For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report

July 18, 2014: Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC
Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why

July 16, 2014: AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report
Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications

July 08, 2014: Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study
Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

July 01, 2014: HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

June 30, 2014: HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too
But effect isn't strong enough to make it a stand-alone preventive treatment for herpes, expert says

June 10, 2014: Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

May 20, 2014: Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV
But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

May 09, 2014: Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC
Rates have more than doubled since 2000, health officials report

April 29, 2014: HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'
Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

April 28, 2014: More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?
Influential U.S. panel has also drafted guidelines on counseling to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhea

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