STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket — Get Tested Today!

Federal experts say that the number of people in the US with one or more STD has reached an all-time high in 2016. The previous two years were also record-setting years for STDs — there is no end to the rise in sight. Continue reading “STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket — Get Tested Today!” »

Educate Your Teens About STDs

Just because school is back in session does not mean your kids are going to become model citizens. Though some are just born with good common sense, many teens love to go to parties with friends, date new people, and try new things — even if it means exposing themselves to STDs. Continue reading “Educate Your Teens About STDs” »

Sexual Assault, STD Rates & Aftercare Action

April is Sexual Assault Action & Awareness Month, which provides an excellent chance to look at STD rates in sexual assaults. 18 percent of women and 1.8 percent of men in the US are victims of rape every year. Along with learning about important statistics, knowing the psychological and physical ramifications and seeking aftercare are important. Continue reading “Sexual Assault, STD Rates & Aftercare Action” »

Domestic Violence, STDs and Relationships

 

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Scientists are increasing awareness of the connection between domestic violence and STDs. It seems that many abusive relationships also involve an STD, and awareness of this connection may help people to extricate themselves from an unhealthy situation. Continue reading “Domestic Violence, STDs and Relationships” »

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea on the Rise

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Cases of gonorrhea have remained fairly steady in the US since 2000, remaining in a range from 300,000-400,000.
Data curated by HealthGrove
To some, this may come as good news. However, recently, a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that there is cause for concern when it comes to gonorrhea — the STD is showing more and more resistance to antibiotics.
Here’s what you should know about this development.

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Is Technology Causing a Spike in STD Rates?

In addition to disrupting the dinner table, smart phones and other forms of technology have other dangerous impacts, it seems.

One study has shown that Craigslist, a website allowing users to sell their stuff and post personal ads, has increased STD rates; another links new hook-up apps Gindr and Tinder with climbing STD rates, too.

Here’s what you should know about technology and STD rates.

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