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STD Facts - Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get. Most people with the virus don’t have …

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FDA approves Pap smear alternative for cervical cancer screening

Federal regulators have cleared a DNA test as a first-choice alternative to the Pap smear for cervical cancer screening.<p>The agency acted over objections from some women’s groups and health organizations.<p>On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a DNA test developed by Roche Molecular …

USPSTF: Behavioral Counseling to Prevent STIs

USPSTF Recommends Behavioral Counseling to Prevent STIs<p>(HealthDay News) — The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends intensive …

Diagnosis of childhood TB could be improved by genetic discovery

A distinctive genetic 'signature' found in the blood of children with tuberculosis (TB) offers new hope for improved diagnosis of the disease.<p>TB is …

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Sex workers help Bangladesh fight HIV

<b>Sex workers help Bangladesh fight HIV</b><br>By Naimul Haq<p>DHAKA - Shohagi, 19, walks down a corridor to an audience of about a dozen commercial sex workers. …

Low HPV Risk in Cancer Patients' Sex Partners

Action Points<p>Note that this cohort study of partners of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer demonstrated a low prevalence of oral HPV …

MSF: West, Central Africa Lagging in HIV Care

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says only 20 percent of people living with HIV in French-speaking west and central Africa are receiving the …

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Drinking, even casual amounts, poses much greater risk for advanced liver disease in HIV/hepatitis C patients

There is a much stronger association between alcohol use and advanced liver fibrosis in co-infected patients compared to uninfected, research has …

HIV treatment to be free for Scots

Yusef Azad, director of policy and campaigns at NAT, said: "This change will ensure destitute asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants are able to get …

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Rates of gonorrhea at all-time low among adolescents

VANCOUVER, Canada — In 2012, rates of gonorrhea reached a historic low and rates of chlamydia remained steady among US adolescents, according to …

Technology Is a Key Ally in the AIDS War

<b>A global consortium tasked with eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Ghana includes Yale University, IBM, The ONE Campaign and local</b> …

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Baby Boomers And African-Americans: Get Tested For Hep C

It is Hepatitis Awareness Month and Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris D. Lushniak is shining a spotlight on this hidden epidemic while strongly …

Scientists focus on role of ventilation in preventing tuberculosis transmission

Scientists studying the role of room ventilation in tuberculosis transmission found that students in Cape Town, South Africa, spend almost 60 percent …

HIV Cases Rise Amongst Oregon Latinos

The number of H-I-V cases in Oregon is declining, but not amongst Latinos. They are twice as likely to contract the virus as non-Hispanic whites. …

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HIV Scientists Meet to Stem Epidemic in Chicago Youth

by Marla Paul<p>CHICAGO — Can HIV researchers slow the epidemic where it is growing most — among young people in Chicago and around the country?<p>Leading …

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Rural HIV patients linked to medical care

EDITOR'S NOTE: Mike Murphree, executive director of Medical AIDS Outreach in Montgomery, is meeting today with the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership in …

Your Sex Toys Can Spread HPV, Even If You Clean Them

Shared sex toys between two women and between women and men could have traces of the human papillomavirus even after they’ve been cleaned. According …

As mixed-status HIV couples weigh risks, more elect to conceive the old-fashioned way

When Susan Hartmann got married, she and her husband knew that they had to be careful. Given that she’s HIV-negative and he’s HIV-<br>positive, they had to be vigilant about protected sex. But later, they decided they wanted to start a family.<p>After hearing about high-tech assisted reproduction …

Steele County sees increase in STD rate in 2013, local health officials encourage testing

OWATONNA — Steele County is following a statewide trend of increased rates of sexually transmitted diseases, according to a recent report from the …

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