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Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study July 08, 2014

Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study July 01, 2014

Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too June 30, 2014

But effect isn't strong enough to make it a stand-alone preventive treatment for herpes, expert says

Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds June 10, 2014

Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV May 20, 2014

But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC May 09, 2014

Rates have more than doubled since 2000, health officials report

HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious' April 29, 2014

Kissing doesn't seem to raise rate of viral infection between committed partners, study finds

More STD Screening on Horizon for Women? April 28, 2014

Influential U.S. panel has also drafted guidelines on counseling to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhea

HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms March 20, 2014

Signs of potential trouble could be different in people without the virus, study suggests

Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure March 12, 2014

Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says

Long-Acting HIV Drug May Offer Better Protection Against Infection March 04, 2014

In monkey studies, shots guarded against disease for human equivalent of up to three months

Head, Throat Cancer Survival May Be Longer if Tumor Caused by HPV: Study February 20, 2014

Patients with recurrent disease seem to 'do better' if cancer is tied to the virus, researcher says

STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex February 17, 2014

Parenting, friends and academics all influence likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, study says

Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls February 11, 2014

But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine February 10, 2014

It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

Only 1 in 3 HIV-Infected Black Americans Gets Effective Treatment: Study February 06, 2014

CDC says just 35 percent have the virus under control; young black males have lowest treatment rates

HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study February 03, 2014

Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

Abused Women Vulnerable to Unsafe Sex Practices January 31, 2014

Request for condom can often be met with violent reaction, study says

Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say January 24, 2014

Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

Taking Drug to Prevent HIV Doesn't Seem to Encourage Risk-Taking December 18, 2013

Study found those given Truvada did not practice riskier sex because of extra protection

Unprotected Sex On the Rise Among U.S. Gay Men, CDC Says November 27, 2013

Regular, frequent HIV testing can greatly cut down on risky behaviors, experts say

Talking to Partners About STDs Often Awkward: Survey November 06, 2013

But conversations about sexual histories and protection are important for couples, experts say

HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds November 05, 2013

Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

Counseling With HIV Testing May Not Help Prevent Future STDs October 22, 2013

Study saw no decrease in infection rate among at-risk recipients given behavior-change advice

Meds That Prevent HIV Infection Don't Spur Risky Behavior: Study October 17, 2013

HIV-negative people who know they're protected do not increase their sexual risk-taking, research shows

U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests October 17, 2013

They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past

How a Routine Pap Smear Ends Up Costing $1,000 October 16, 2013

Family physician investigated how some of her patients received big bills for common tests

Researchers Tie Increased Throat Cancer Cases to HPV Infection September 26, 2013

More whites develop cancers linked to oral sex, but blacks have worse survival rates, study finds

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications September 05, 2013

However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study August 09, 2013

Those with same-gender friends in stable housing reported safer sex habits

Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 25, 2013

Lagging rates will lead to more cervical cancer cases, health officials contend

Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV July 23, 2013

But overall risk is low, and virus usually clears within a year, study found

HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study July 19, 2013

Vaccination already recommended for boys and girls to guard against sexually transmitted infections

U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men July 16, 2013

It might reduce their risk of anal cancer

New Treatments Show Promise Against Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea July 15, 2013

Study results were impressive, but experts say other options are still needed

HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC June 19, 2013

Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV June 17, 2013

Study found age was key to whether patients knew HIV status and were getting treatment

Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex June 03, 2013

Experts say the claim is probably correct, because tumors caused by HPV virus much more responsive to treatment

Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD May 30, 2013

'Trich' causes discomfort for some, but is symptomless in others

Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests April 30, 2013

Preteens appear to get same protection with two doses of HPV vaccine as young women who get three

New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults April 29, 2013

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says effectiveness of newer treatments, especially if given early, prompted change

Experimental Drug May Work Against Hepatitis C March 27, 2013

Miravirsen greatly reduced virus in patients in small study

Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections March 18, 2013

Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study March 08, 2013

Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find

HIV May Raise Risk of Heart Attack March 04, 2013

Study found 48 percent higher chance of heart trouble

Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report February 14, 2013

And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says

Many Women Victims of 'Contraceptive Sabotage,' Experts Say January 23, 2013

Leading ob/gyn group urges doctors to screen for this and other forms of sexual coercion

Condoms Don't Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds January 23, 2013

Misperceptions can raise risk for STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy

Is 'Untreatable' Gonorrhea On the Way? January 08, 2013

About one in 13 people failed treatment with last available oral antibiotic, Canadian study found

Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC January 08, 2013

This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

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