A recent report from the federal Indian Health Service showed an increase in HIV infections on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico.
Spike in HIV infection on Navajo reservation cause for concern Culture found as factor for risky sexual behavior
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas recently conducted a study on the influences that lead a person to participate in risky sexual behavior.
Tennessee pushes for hepatitis screening
The Tennessee Department of Health recommends a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention online STD testing system that gauges a person's level of risk for hepatitis.
Young women more likely to receive HPV vaccine to guard against STD prevention
The human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. and an absolute nightmare from a public health perspective.
Potential treatment for hepatitis C under accelerated review
Simeprevir, a protease inhibitor designed to treat genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C in adults with compensated liver disease, has been granted priority review by the Food and Drug Administration.
New hepatitis C drugs could greatly reduce chronic cases
A new international study suggests that new antiviral therapies to treat hepatitis C could greatly reduce the number of cases of the chronic liver disease worldwide.
California's Condom Access project provides condoms to tweens
In the ever-expanding fight against sexually transmitted diseases and the struggle to provide sex education to teens, California has gone the extra mile to safeguard its youth with the Condom Access project.
Study: STD rates reduced by vaccine
Research conducted in Australia has found that the human papillomavirus vaccine has been extremely effective in reducing the number of genital wart cases in the country.
Message of STD prevention may help increase HPV vaccination rates
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the nation. It's estimated that 79 million individuals are currently infected with HPV, and 14 million new infections occur each year.
Researchers say targeted hepatitis C screenings are cost-effective
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati has found that it is cost-effective to target populations with a higher estimated prevalence of hepatitis C for disease screening.
Professor receives award for STD research
A University of Washington professor has been recognized with a prestigious award for his work on sexually transmitted diseases.
Expert: Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea could be 'worse than AIDS'
Health officials are warning the public about the potential danger of a particular strain of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, which has been resistant to traditional antibiotic treatment.
Officials aim to improve sexual health of international students
The subject of sexual health is an important one at colleges and universities everywhere.
Foods that improve your sexual health
When it comes to maintaining your sexual health, experts agree that a healthy diet is essential.
Mobile app aims to help teens improve sexual health
Officials in New York City have launched a mobile application that aims to help teens increase their sexual health.
Economic incentives may help reduce STD rates in men
A new study reveals that giving some homosexual men just under $300 is enough of an incentive to get them to commit to regular STD testing.
Study links frequency of sex to happiness
When it comes to sexual health, happiness is subjective, according to a new study.
College event aims to raise STD awareness
Recent data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that teens and young adults are especially impacted by sexually transmitted diseases.
Can circumcision lower HIV risk?
A new study offers some explanation on why circumcision can help reduce the risk of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
City uses mascot to increase STD awareness
San Francisco is using an unusual mascot to increase the sexual health of residents and raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases.