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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • New HIV positive test 'hits home' for former porn performer

    New HIV positive test 'hits home' for former porn performer
    News that an adult film actress tested positive for HIV was all too familiar for Derrick Burts. Burts was a 24-year-old porn performer when he tested positive for HIV in 2010.  The most recent case, which came to light this week when a 28-year-old woman...
  • Porn actress who tested positive for HIV 'stronger than ever'

    Porn actress who tested positive for HIV 'stronger than ever'
    As the porn industry grapples with its latest health crisis, an adult-film actress who has tested positive for HIV says she is overwhelmed by the support she has received since the news went public. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade...
  • Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world

    Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world
    The adult film industry has called a nationwide moratorium on production after an actress tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that a 28-year-old actress...
  • Porn actress' HIV result shows need for condom mandate, critics say

    Porn actress' HIV result shows need for condom mandate, critics say
    Some critics of the adult film industry are pointing to the latest HIV scare as further evidence that condoms should be required on set. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that...
  • Porn-production moratorium lifted week after positive HIV test

    An adult-film trade group has lifted an industry-wide moratorium on porn production that was prompted by an actress' positive HIV test. Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade association for the porn industry, called for the moratorium a...
  • Porn actress' positive HIV test spurs state investigation

    Porn actress' positive HIV test spurs state investigation
    The state agency overseeing workplace safety has opened an investigation into an adult-film studio over a shoot involving an actress who last week tested positive for HIV. Cal/OSHA opened the investigation Thursday into San Francisco-based Kink Studios,...
  • Meth Use is on the Rise in Connecticut

    Meth Use is on the Rise in Connecticut
    "Monsignor Meth," as suspended Roman Catholic priest Kevin Wallin has come to be known, admitted earlier this year to selling more than $300,000 worth of methamphetamine out of his Waterbury apartment. Only about 23 grams (sold for $3,400) of Wallin's...
  • Porn group lifts moratorium on filming but orders extra HIV/STD tests

    An adult film industry trade group announced that shooting can begin again Friday after a two-week moratorium prompted by HIV cases in the industry. The industry also said it would revise its sexually transmitted disease testing protocols to require...