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Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 30, 2015

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC July 22, 2015

Report finds less than half of those aged 15 to 19 have had intercourse

Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing July 21, 2015

Chlamydia screening of young women plummeted at one university health center

Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine July 14, 2015

Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat June 05, 2015

Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis May 28, 2015

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males May 13, 2015

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study April 27, 2015

Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines April 21, 2015

Protection may go beyond cervical infection

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study March 10, 2015

It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study February 23, 2015

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse February 18, 2015

Virus hid deep within 'memory cells' of immune system, where it couldn't be detected

HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows February 09, 2015

After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

Smartphone Device Detects HIV, Syphilis February 04, 2015

Low-cost accessory replicates laboratory-based blood test, researchers report

Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find January 09, 2015

Whether 'birth control shot' increases risk or if risk is from less condom use isn't clear, expert says

Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds January 09, 2015

Potentially cancer-causing infection appears to linger in males over 45

Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC December 16, 2014

Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say December 16, 2014

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

Did Columbus Really Bring Syphilis to Europe? December 03, 2014

Scientists say they found signs of the disease in Croatian skeleton that lived centuries earlier

CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons December 02, 2014

Says benefits, including reduced chances of sexually transmitted diseases, outweigh risks

Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women November 12, 2014

Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples October 24, 2014

Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

Peers Best at Convincing High-Risk Individuals to Get HIV Test: Study October 10, 2014

Study found people referred this way were 2.5 times more likely to be infected

Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds October 07, 2014

Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer

2nd Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse October 03, 2014

Doctors report levels of AIDS-causing virus rose just two weeks after drug treatment was stopped

Bro Alert: Too Much Booze May Harm Your Sperm October 03, 2014

And the risk of sexually transmitted infection climbs with more drinking, research suggests

HIV May Have Emerged in Congo in 1920s: Study October 02, 2014

Railways, prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus decades ago, researchers say

Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC September 25, 2014

They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say September 23, 2014

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs September 22, 2014

'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates September 08, 2014

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

Sexually Transmitted Cancer Still Plaguing Dogs September 05, 2014

But areas that actively spay, neuter and control stray animals have lower rates

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

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