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Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe February 18, 2017

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be February 16, 2017

People who use the drug are more willing to have casual sex without a condom, study shows

Gay Men Less Likely to Have Safe Sex Now: Survey February 13, 2017

Better treatments may translate into complacency, HIV experts say

Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV February 03, 2017

Nearly 1 in 4 had progressed to AIDS at time of diagnosis: CDC

2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility February 03, 2017

Pelvic inflammatory disease often caused by sexually transmitted infections, CDC experts say

Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs February 01, 2017

But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say

HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test January 24, 2017

Women who've been immunized still need the screen every 3 to 5 years, cancer specialists say

Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests January 19, 2017

Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials January 19, 2017

Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds January 19, 2017

Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk? January 17, 2017

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts December 20, 2016

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services December 16, 2016

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates December 06, 2016

Study finds unexpected risk comes from baring all

2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens November 22, 2016

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study November 16, 2016

In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World November 02, 2016

HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC October 19, 2016

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC September 21, 2016

But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika August 25, 2016

Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD August 17, 2016

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended August 02, 2016

Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation August 02, 2016

Only people born in the 1920s reported having less sex between the ages of 20 and 24

Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia July 21, 2016

Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says

Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines July 19, 2016

Boys and girls should start the shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus

Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS July 19, 2016

Deaths continue 10-year decline, but new infections on the rise in many countries, especially in Africa

Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV July 18, 2016

African study showed women who used it consistently could cut their risk of infection

How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds? July 12, 2016

Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

Do More to Fight HIV in Africa: Study July 12, 2016

Male circumcision, broader use of preventive drugs could help control epidemic, researchers say

HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S. July 07, 2016

Majority of 39,000 annual cases are preventable, CDC says

Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says July 06, 2016

Parents and peers have far more influence on sexual behavior

U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics June 23, 2016

U.S. officials concerned about potential danger of untreatable STD

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study June 09, 2016

3 in 4 tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia came back negative

HIV Decline Falls Short of U.S. 5-Year Goal May 06, 2016

But some progress seen in reducing new infections, transmission

Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study May 05, 2016

Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection April 27, 2016

New approach might one day give doctors another treatment option or a way to develop an AIDS vaccine

Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study February 22, 2016

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

Another STD Spurs Concern February 12, 2016

British study concludes Mycoplasma genitalium infection is transmitted through sexual contact

Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests February 09, 2016

Even moderate drinking linked to higher risk for death and alcohol-related health issues

Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds January 29, 2016

Problem affects almost two-thirds of those taking tenofovir in sub-Sahara Africa

HIV Testing Rates Still Low Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC January 19, 2016

Half of infected young people don't know it, even though guidelines suggest screening all who are ages 13 to 64

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing Threat January 19, 2016

U.S. officials echo concerns of health experts in Great Britain

CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy December 09, 2015

Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds November 30, 2015

Kids tend to delay sex if Mom and Dad keep an eye on what they're doing, who they're with

Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows November 23, 2015

Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC November 17, 2015

Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say

Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC November 12, 2015

Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDC November 03, 2015

Other effective treatments remain available, but experts say finding is cause for concern

Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study November 02, 2015

Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says October 29, 2015

Common sexually transmitted virus can cause multiple cancers

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