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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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  • Annual Pap tests? For some in U.S., old habits die hard

    Annual Pap tests? For some in U.S., old habits die hard
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - An increasing number of younger women in the United States are delaying their first Pap test for cervical cancer until after they reach 21, reflecting new U.S. guidelines, health officials said on Thursday. But 60 percent of U.S....
  • News of the Weird: Jails Need Locks Too?

    News of the Weird: Jails Need Locks Too?
    “Fulton Jail Will Get Working Cell Locks,” read the Dec. 19 Atlanta Journal-Constitution headline. The county commission serving Atlanta had finally voted to break a longstanding 3-3 tie that prevented buying new jailhouse locks -- even...
  • Victim in Orlando cop's rape case claims harassment, asks for external review

    Victim in Orlando cop's rape case claims harassment, asks for external review
    As former Orlando police Officer Roderick Johnson awaits trial, accused of raping a woman while on duty, his alleged victim says she's being harassed by police and has requested an external investigation. Through a lawyer, the woman has asked the...
  • Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections

    Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two thirds of women in a new U.S. study reported regularly using cleansers, lubricants or petroleum jelly intravaginally - and some of the products were linked to a higher chance of common vaginal infections. Those mundane...
  • The cost of sexually transmitted disease

    Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to...
  • Barnes murder makes case for sexual education

    Barnes murder makes case for sexual education
    There are many lessons parents could learn from the ghastly death of Phylicia Barnes ("Johnson guilty in Barnes case," Feb. 7). Though the media and the justice system were taken to task by the victim's family when she disappeared, the beautiful young...
  • Most women misunderstand IUD birth control

    Most women misunderstand IUD birth control
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new survey, most women had inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in preventing pregnancy, say U.S. researchers, who urge doctors to talk more about the benefits of the...
  • 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...
  • Steroid Abuse Among Connecticut Teenagers is a Growing Problem

    Steroid Abuse Among Connecticut Teenagers is a Growing Problem
    Brian Cunningham says no one asked him where he got the 200 doses of illegal steroids found in his Southington High School locker back in April. Nor did anyone ask the 18-year-old who among his friends or teammates might also be doping. Not the cops,...
  • U.S. Porn industry shuts down temporarily after performer tests positive for HIV

    U.S. Porn industry shuts down temporarily after performer tests positive for HIV
    Follow-up testing has confirmed that an adult film actress is HIV-positive, according to a porn industry trade association. Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that separate tests by...
  • HIV-positive porn actress 'coming to terms' with test results

    The adult film actress who has tested positive for HIV said Friday she was "still coming to terms with all this" but thanked those who had expressed their support, saying "this will not hold me down." The 28-year-old performer, whose screen name is...