Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sexual Health News - December 2012
HPV in older women may be a reactivated virus, not new infection Philadelphia schools install condom dispensers to combat STD epidemic
In the U.S., nearly half of new sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases each year occur in individuals between the ages of 15 and 24, states the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
New smartphone app lets users share STD-free statuses
Teenagers and young adults are waist-deep in the world of technology these days, which explains why some healthcare professionals are teaming up with software developers to create smartphone apps that aim to brush these youngsters up on their sexual health.
Doctors develop smartphone app to document STD status
For many sexually active individuals, meeting a special someone on the town or at a party comes with its own share of risks.
Washington D.C. students given sex education test
The 50-question health exam was administered to more than 11,000 students in the nation's capitol, and most high school students were able to score at least 75 percent or higher on the test.
Smoking could be worse for HIV patients than the virus itself, reports study
Patients with HIV who have access to antiretroviral drugs have a significant chance of living a normal life, but it may not be as simple for those who smoke.
Half-hour HIV test given clearance for use in Australia
HIV testing and other forms of screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are some of the only ways for individuals to know whether they're a carrier for a specific ailment, but in the past, these procedures weren't exactly quick and easy.
Study suggests over-the-counter contraception raises STD rates
Medical health professionals have long been pushing for over-the-counter contraceptives, like Plan B, to become more readily available to the general public.
Australian burger franchise using condoms to promote new menu
Typically, when restaurants add new items to their menus, they will send out promotional emails, mailers and hit the pavement to promote their product.
Study reports soaring STD rates in New York City
Living in New York City is certainly not always a picnic, but for those who are sexually active, a recent study conducted by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene may be a startling reminder of just how dangerous it can be to be lax about one's sexual health.
Gonorrhea cases on the rise in Maine
Researchers and medical professionals have warned that gonorrhea has become far more resistant to treatment in recent years, and contraction rates have finally started to jump throughout the country.
Oakland Raiders give out 7,500 condoms and offer HIV testing before game with Cleveland Browns
In honor of World AIDS Day and as one of the first public initiatives of its kind, the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) handed out more than 7,500 condoms and offered free HIV testing to fans attending their December 2 matchup with the Cleveland Browns.
STD rates in South Dakota on the rise
According to NewsCenter1, STDs have become an increasingly tenuous public health problem in South Dakota.
"Friends with benefits" more likely to have safer sex, study finds
While they are certainly known to come with their share of problems, individuals who engage in "friends with benefits" relationships may actually make better choices when it comes to their sexual health.
Dissolvable nanofabric could be a popular solution for women's sexual health
Condoms have been regarded as invaluable in the fight against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but a new contraceptive developed by researchers at the University of Washington could soon prove to be more effective.
College student creates "Condom Ambulance" delivery service
College is a time of exploration and discovery, and it's a period in many young individuals' lives when they decide to become sexually active.
HIV testing records broken around the globe on World AIDS Day
In the advent of World AIDS Day on December 1, a clinic located in the Soho neighborhood of London, England, has broken its own record for the amount of HIV tests given in a single day.