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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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  • 'Sexting' again linked to risky sex among teens

    'Sexting' again linked to risky sex among teens
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers with a cell phone has sent a sexually-explicit text message or photo, according to results of a 2011 survey that also found "sexters" more likely to engage in risky sex...
  • NIH superbug outbreak a warning for local hospitals

    NIH superbug outbreak a warning for local hospitals
    Much of Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jason Farley's recent research has focused on an evolving medical crisis: How to stop the spread of bacteria that have adapted immunity to most antibiotics. To stop it the medical community needs to track it. He's...
  • 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. ...
  • CDC publishes new guidelines for gonorrhea treatment

    CDC publishes new guidelines for gonorrhea treatment
    Gonorrhea, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the US, infects more than 700,000 Americans each year. Most do not have symptoms. Left untreated, it can increase the risk for HIV and cause other serious health consequences, including...
  • Hip Hop for HIV summit

    Hip Hop for HIV summit
    HOUSTON - Thousands of people went to Reliant Arena to jam out to a hip hop show. But it wasn`t just any concert. It was a concert with a cause. The Hip Hop for HIV Awareness campaign put on the show as a way to reward those who got tested for HIV and...
  • Oral sex not outstripping intercourse among U.S. youth: study

    Oral sex not outstripping intercourse among U.S. youth: study
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A federal study on the sexual behavior of young Americans released on Thursday countered a widespread belief that oral sex was increasing and vaginal sex decreasing among teenagers due to fears of pregnancy and sexually transmitted...
  • Towson biology professor developing silicone implant to battle herpes

    Towson biology professor developing silicone implant to battle herpes
    The space sure looked like a science lab, with beakers full of brightly-hued potions and a dry-erase board covered in graphs and mathematical scrawl. But at the heart of the operation sits a hunk of metal with a hand crank on the side. "It's a pasta...
  • Decline in circumcisions costing health care system billions, study finds

    Decline in circumcisions costing health care system billions, study finds
    A 20-year decline in male circumcision has cost the country $2 billion in medical costs that could have been prevented, Johns Hopkins researchers say in a study released Monday. In what is believed to be the first look at the economic impact of male...
  • Veteran Porn Actor Says He's Patient Zero in Syphilis Outbreak

    Veteran Porn Actor Says He's Patient Zero in Syphilis Outbreak
    LOS ANGELES -- A porn actor, who works under the name Mr. Marcus, is claiming he is the one behind the recent syphilis scare that shut down the industry. The veteran actor told Adult Video News: "So now we're dealing with [syphilis] in our industry,...
  • Dr. Ruth H. Singer

    Dr. Ruth H. Singer
    Dr. Ruth H. Singer, a retired physician who was a state health administrator and later worked in AIDS and HIV treatment at Chase Brexton Health Services, died of pancreatic cancer May 27 at her North Baltimore home. She was 69. "What one loved about Ruth...