CDC marks STD Awareness Week amid sustained increase in cases
According to the CDC, the United States reported a record number of STD cases for the 6th consecutive year in 2019. CDC data also show that 68 million STIs occurred in the U.S...
2 days ago - Healio - 2 articles
US reports record number of STDs for 6th straight year
The United States reported more than 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2019, setting a record for STDs for a sixth consecutive year, the CDC said. “Less...
4 days ago - Healio - 2 articles
Children receiving virtual schooling at increased risk for mental health problems
Virtual school instruction may pose greater risks to parental and child mental health than in-person instruction, according to study results published in MMWR. “Changes in...
29 days ago - Healio
I Grew Up During The True Love Waits Movement, And It Messed Up My View Of Sex
In our high school sex-ed class, the teachers (who were also male sports coaches and usually taught PE) showed us slides of genitalia covered with various red sores. This was...
1 month ago - Scary Mommy
Many transgender women with HIV are not tested for STIs, analysis finds
Despite national guidelines recommending that sexually active people with HIV be tested annually for STIs, many transgender women with HIV are not tested for syphilis...
1 month ago - Healio
STD Testing Techniques and the Importance of Rapid Testing
There are more than 20 different types of sexually transmitted diseases out there. Some can be relatively painless and mostly symptom-free, while others can be very serious...
2 monthes ago - HealthWorks Collective
CDC: 20% of People in the US Are Infected With an STD
Among the more than 320 million people in the United States, there was a prevalence estimate of 67.6 million sexually transmitted infections at the time of assessment in...
2 monthes ago - Medscape
“I'm not Gonna Die Because of an STD”: Female African American Adolescents' Perspectives on how they Protected Themselves from Sexual Risks While in Foster Care
Youth in foster care are at greater risk for engaging in sexual behaviors that increase their odds of experiencing negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes. The purpose...
2 monthes ago - Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Around 20% of people in US have an STI, CDC finds
Data suggest that in 2018, around 20% of people in the United States had a sexually transmitted infection at some point, with almost half of new infections occurring among...
2 monthes ago - Healio
In update, CDC recommends ceftriaxone alone for uncomplicated gonorrhea
In updated guidance published Friday in MMWR, the CDC recommended a 500 mg intramuscular dose of ceftriaxone by itself to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea. Since 2010, the CDC had...
3 monthes ago - Healio
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Brilliant Bulls crush NSW inside four days to claim Sheffield Shield title
Queensland needed five wickets to beat NSW for the first time in a Sheffield Shield final. The Blues didn't even survive the morning session.
Popovic, Talay on Victory radar as search for new coach begins
Tony Popovic and Ufuk Talay are on the radar for the vacant Melbourne Victory coaching hot seat.
Crime and thrills in a '60s sanctuary recalled for festival show
A new play premiering for Melbourne's rescheduled Midsumma Festival recalls the sights, sounds and conflicts of the old Kings Cross in Sydney.
Support grows in Morrison government for next-gen vaccines being made locally
Cutting edge vaccines to fight COVID-19 could be made in Australia, with support growing in the Morrison government for onshore manufacturing.
It's OK Our Bodies Have Changed During the Pandemic
The coronavirus changed so much about our lives, including, for many of us, our bodies. It's OK.
Cody Simpson, followed by millions, has been starstruck at the Australian...
Music star-turned-elite swimmer Cody Simpson is used to the spotlight. But says it's ‘surreal' to be competing alongside Australia's aquatic superstars on the Gold Coast.
My 91-year-old best friend - what we can learn from old people
It's an unlikely friendship, but Sarah Thomas discovers that befriending an elderly neighbour has thrown up hilarious adventures - and some powerful lessons.
Vaccination hubs open the doors, AstraZeneca jabs for under 50s resume
Three major Victorian vaccination centres will be open to bookings and walk-ins identified as part of phase 1a or 1b of the rollout from Wednesday.
Shame, stigma barriers to COVID-19 testing for young and culturally diverse
A new study shows 93 per cent of Victorians in high-risk cohorts have skipped testing on at least one occasion when they had ailments such as sore throat, runny nose and cough.
How To Clean Your Patio
Sprucing up for spring includes giving your lawn furniture the cleaning it deserves.