The Delaware Division of Public Health (DDPH) recently announced an increase of syphilis cases in the state from 2010 to 2011, and it appears as though the vast majority of diagnoses are occurring among men who have sex with men (MSM).
Sexual Health News - February 2012
Delaware experiences outbreak of syphilis Can herpes be treated with a nutritional supplement?
A new product called H-Control, manufactured by Organic Health Labs, contains a proprietary blend of herbs, natural compounds and the amino acid lysine, and is purported to be an alternative to antibiotics and other treatments aimed at keeping the herpes virus under control.
Fairbanks experiences outbreak of HIV
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services recently released a bulletin to the public warning of an outbreak of HIV infections.
Researchers examine condom use among college women
College students are notorious for experimentation, which, unfortunately, sometimes means inconsistent condom use.
Improper condom use appears to be a global problem
Research shows that proper use of a condom can significantly reduce a person's chances of becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
CDC reports a "silent epidemic" of hepatitis C among baby boomers
Aging baby boomers appear to be facing health issues at a disproportionate rate, and not just from conditions associated with old age.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day educates the country on racial disparities in STDs
In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Kevin Fenton, M.D., issued a statement.
North Carolina residents experiencing a hike in syphilis infection
The FOX News Charlotte affiliate recently reported that there has been an increase in the prevalence of syphilis diagnoses in Mecklenburg County, and that an estimated 88 percent of these infections appear to be stemming from one demographic in particular.
Young Latinos in rural areas may need education on safer sex practices
Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) recently conducted a study which revealed that 18- to 25-year old Latino men and women living in rural areas don't always make the soundest choices when it comes to protecting themselves against unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
New vaccine may make life better for HIV patients
Today's medicines make it possible for individuals with HIV to live longer and with more quality of life than ever before.
Yale students getting schooled on sexual health and STD testing
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Yale University held its annual Sex Week from Feb. 4 through 14, and students were given information on sexual health, behavior and preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Campaign in Colorado seeks to cut down on unplanned pregnancies
The Colorado Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently announced the launch of a campaign called Beforeplay, which is meant to educate individuals about safer sex and preventing pregnancy.
Middle aged and divorced? You may want to remember the basics of safer sex
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing recently released a study which suggests that women who are middle aged and divorced may need to be more careful when it comes to sexual behavior.
Online dating websites may not be the best matchmakers
Many individuals turn to websites these days when they find themselves longing for a romantic partner.
CDC reports on the prevalence of sexual assault and partner violence
According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of Americans cope with the problem of domestic violence and sexual assault every day.
Partner treatment is essential in curing STDs
Individuals who test positive for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for which there is a cure – such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis – sometimes test positive again even after receiving treatment.
Can sex be considered a heart healthy activity?
When thinking about habits that are good for the cardiovascular system, exercise, healthy eating and avoidance of tobacco often come to mind.