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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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  • Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012

    Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012
    A quick review of the long and illustrious career of Facts reveals some of the world's most cherished absolutes: Gravity makes things fall down; 2 + 2 = 4; the sky is blue. But for many, Facts' most memorable moments came in simple day-to-day realities,...
  • Treating HIV and preventing it at the same time

    Treating HIV and preventing it at the same time
    Treatment drugs can do more than improve the health of people with HIV: If administered early, medications can also reduce the spread of the disease to sexual partners and may help stem the AIDS epidemic. But many logistical hurdles stand in the way of...
  • FDA approves drug to prevent HIV infection

    FDA approves drug to prevent HIV infection
    The federal government has approved for the first time a drug that can prevent an HIV infection, a significant development for Baltimore where transmission rates for the virus remain high and growing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved...
  • FDA approves FIRST drug for the PREVENTION of sexually acquired HIV

    FDA approves FIRST drug for the PREVENTION of sexually acquired HIV
    On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationannounced it had approved the drug combination of 300 mg tenofovir and 200 mg emtricitabine (TDF/FTC; brand name Truvada) for daily use by uninfected adults to help prevent the sexual acquisition of HIV. ...
  • A birth control pill for men is long overdue

    A birth control pill for men is long overdue
    Women may say, "It's about time." Guys may have the same reaction. After many overly optimistic predictions, a male version of the pill may truly be in sight. A team at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, a nationally recognized center of...
  • Black women in city infected with HIV at higher rate than national average

    Black women in city infected with HIV at higher rate than national average
    African-American women in Baltimore and five other U.S. cities are becoming infected with HIV at a rate five times the national average for black women, and closer to the rates of some African countries, according to a new study. Researchers at the Johns...
  • Few women getting tested for chlamydia: CDC

    Few women getting tested for chlamydia: CDC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Only 38 percent of the 16 million American women aged 15 to 25 who are sexually active were screened for chlamydia in the prior year, putting them at risk for chronic pain, life-threatening pregnancies and infertility, U.S. health...
  • How healthy is your community? York County ranks #5 in Virginia in new rankings

    How healthy is your community? York County ranks #5 in Virginia in new rankings
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their 3rd annual County Health Rankings on Tuesday morning. In Virginia, out of 131 localities ranked, three in the region landed in the top 10:...
  • Even healthy Virginia communities have high rates of obesity, inactivity and excessive drinking

    Even healthy Virginia communities have high rates of obesity, inactivity and excessive drinking
    Is York County the Peninsula's healthiest county? Out of 131 Virginia communities ranked on a report card of local health, three in the region ranked in the top 10: York County (5), James City County (7) and Mathews (10); Hampton came in the middle of the...
  • Forensic nurses taking the lead on rape cases in Maryland

    Forensic nurses taking the lead on rape cases in Maryland
    Rape is a notoriously difficult crime to prosecute. Of every 100 rapes nationwide, 46 are reported, 12 lead to arrests and three result in prison sentences. To improve those odds, advocates are encouraging more nurses to receive the training to give a...
  • Uncircumcised boys and men may face more UTIs

    Uncircumcised boys and men may face more UTIs
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections of the kidney, bladder and urethra happen in uncircumcised baby boys at ten times the rate of circumcised boys, and over a lifetime uncircumcised men are four times more likely to experience one, according to a new...