One of the communities that continues to be at a high risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is men who have sex with men (MSM).
Sexual Health News - August 2012
Health officials struggle to reach out to gay men Abstinence-only education is not good enough
Sex education is pivotal to teaching adolescents about their reproductive health and the basics of safe sexual behavior to prevent pregnancy and the spread of ...
Circumcision reduces likelihood of STDs later in life
Right after the birth of a new baby boy, most parents are faced with the decision of whether to get their child circumcised.
Pharmacists can help HIV patients comply with treatment
HIV-positive individuals can significantly improve their quality of life by adhering to a physician-prescribed medication regimen.
Porn industry pauses production due to syphilis outbreak
If not prevented or treated promptly, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, can be easily spread among sexual partners.
Fewer teens have oral sex, but the act still leads to risky behavior
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released information about the rates of oral sex among teenagers between 2002 and 2010.
Breastfeeding may prevent perinatal HIV transmission
HIV-positive women who are also pregnant are at risk for spreading the virus to their baby through perinatal transmission.
CDC recommends HIV prevention drug to some straight couples
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now advises that physicians prescribe Truvada, an AIDS prevention medication, to heterosexual men and women who are ...
Increase in STDs puzzles health officials
On Aug. 15, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) revealed that in the past year, there has been a rise in cases of syphilis ...
Fewer options are available for antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea
In June 2012, the World Health Organization proclaimed that there were strains of gonorrhea circulating around the globe that were resistant to many antibiotics typically ...
Researchers review whether HPV vaccine is necessary for males
Since scientists developed the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, a debate has been going on over who should receive it and at what age.
Routine engagement with a sex worker may lead to love
Despite the public health concern that prostitutes and their clients are at a high risk for HIV, as well as other sexually transmitted diseases, such ...
Condom use among teens increases, while risky sexual behaviors decrease
Unprotected sexual activity among teenagers is an ongoing public health concern when it comes to spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and ...
Researchers hope to begin studying the effect of herpes vaccine on patients
Genital herpes is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S. and many infected individuals are not aware of their status, according ...
You don't need to have sexual intercourse to get HPV
Most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), like chlamydia and gonorrhea, are transmitted through sexual intercourse.
Some Parents are still hesitant about teens receiving HPV vaccine
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil as an HPV vaccine, it was the first time that physicians could immunize individuals against ...
Early ART therapy proves to have many benefits
Treatment may seem overwhelming for individuals newly-diagnosed with the HIV. The most common method to manage the disease is through antiretroviral (ART) therapy, which uses ...
Transplanted bone marrow cells may be immune to HIV
The search for a cure or prevention method for HIV has been an ongoing challenge for scientists around the world for decades.
What happened to using birth control to prevent pregnancy?
In today's America, there are many forms of birth control and contraceptives to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia, genital ...
Black MSM may be more prone to HIV due to economic disparities
A new study published in the Lancet reports that social factors play a role in HIV prevalence among certain populations.