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STD Test Express Offers Free Doctor Consultations With Every STD Test

CHICAGO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- STD Test Express ( www.STDTestExpress.com ) offers leading direct-to-consumer testing services for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STD Test Express is the only service on the Internet to have partnered with a telemedicine network of physician...

Partner behavior better predicts STD risks

Risky behaviors such as not using condoms or having sex with multiple people put young adults at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases, but perhaps not as much as the characteristics of their sexual partners, University of Florida researchers say. The findings, which UF and Univers...

PA Department of Health Urges Sexually Active Individuals in Delaware County to Get STD Tests

Delaware County Sees Sharp Rise in Gonorrhea Cases HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to an 80-percent increase in the number of cases of Gonorrhea last year in Delaware County, the Pennsylvania Department of Health today urged sexually active individuals between the age...

Tubbs Jones Introduces Resolution Encouraging STD Prevention

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in light of a recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and in recognition that April is National STD Awareness Month, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, joined by nearly 60 of her colleagues, introduced a bi-partisan res...

New STD Data Shows Need for Abstinence Education, Says Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moira Gaul, Family Research Council's Director of Women's Health declared that the alarming new data released at the CDC's national convention on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) shows the failure of so-called "comprehensive" or contraceptive...

New Symptom-free STD on the Rise in US and Australia

A new symptom-free sexually transmitted disease (STD) has surpassed Neisseria gonorrhea in prevalence among young adults in the US. In Australia too it is becoming a big menace, researchers say . The new infection is named Mycoplasma genitalium and was first identified in the 1980s. It can cau...

Risk of STD Lowered with Circumcision

Circumcision in men appears to lower the risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, according to the findings of a 25-year study. // The November issue of Pediatrics which reports the study suggests that circumcision may lower the risk of acquiring and spreading such infections by up t...

Advanced STD programs required

There is always a question of how effective are programs intended to reduce the number of people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. That is the question researchers from Scotland set out to answer in a study reported //in this month's Archives of Internal Medicine. The answer they...

Doctors Role in Preventing STD

A new study suggests that doctors should advise and persuade patients with sexually transmitted infections to inform their partners and bring// them for check up and treatment. In some severe cases, provide home testing kits or drugs in order to help reduce infection rates. Partner notificati...

Gen-Probe Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2009

...linical diagnostics and total product sales. "Gen-Probe posted solid earnings in the second quarter of 2009 as a good performance from our core std franchise, the inclusion of initial revenues from our Tepnel acquisition, and portfolio gains outweighed lower-than-expected blood screening sales," s...

Cost-Conscious Texans Find Relief with Direct Access Lab Testing

...he best price. Any Lab Test Now® in Plano has their thyroid panel listed 48% lower than their major competitor and getting their comprehensive std panel will save around $400. These discounts are common among the hundreds of tests they offer. "It's not only about supply and demand. ...

Public Health Experts Discuss Infectious Diseases Threats at News Conference

... diagnostic tests are now available and can be performed on urine specimens. Treatment is inexpensive and safe. Therefore, theoretically, this common std could be dramatically curtailed in the United States population if broad-based screening efforts were undertaken," said Dr. Martin. Dr. Martin outlin...

FRC: Ryan Bill Increases Abortion While Claiming to 'Reduce Need' for Abortion

... has not reduced abortion. The opposite is true, as increased 'emergency contraception' has encouraged risky sexual behavior, which has led to higher std rates and abortions. The Ryan bill also would mandate that Plan B be distributed, with no conscience protections for faith-based or other gro...

Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk

...but of other STDs as well. "If you don't know the std status of your partner, a condom is always a good ... she said. Dr. Jeffrey D. Klausner, director of std Prevention and Control Services at the San Francis...tute; Jeffrey D. Klausner, M.D., M.P.H., director, std Prevention and Control Services, Department of Pub...

Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion

...The rate of serious infections dropped 73 percent from 0.93 per 1,000 abortions before introduction of buccal administration along with antibiotics or std screening to 0.25 per 1,000 abortions after the switch, the researchers found. Adding antibiotics to the protocol dropped the rate of serious infectio...

Too Few Americans Get HIV Test Early Enough

...d," explained lead researcher Dr. R. Luke Shouse, from the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, std and TB Prevention. "This means that they may have unknowingly transmitted HIV," Shouse said. "It also means that there is a time when they had HIV ...

New Media-Led Effort Responds to AIDS Crisis in Black America

...of private sector commitment needed to combat HIV and AIDS," said Kevin Fenton, M.D., director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, std and TB Prevention. "Media partnerships like these are critical to bringing a renewed sense of urgency and resolve to ending the HIV epidemic in the h...

Social class, gender and ethnic group determine adolescents' sexual-affective education

...sexual education, made up by 10 sessions during the tutorship hours, dealing with different central subjects on affective sexual education beyond mere std prevention and adolescent pregnancies, this is, subjects relating to gender, sexuality, affectivity and the body. After the class sessions, they ca...

MTV'S GYT Campaign Spurs Nationwide Movement to 'Get Yourself Tested'

... Partners Triggers Youth Conversation, Helps Drive std Testing std Testing Doubles at Many Planned Parenthood Clinics... June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National std Awareness Month (April), MTV, leading pop-culture ...

Spanish prostitutes least likely to use condoms

...terviewed reported incidences when condoms had split over the past six months. Even so, the researchers remain cautious about the figures obtained. std infection rates appear to be lower in Catalonia than in the rest of Europe, but it is hard to generalise. "Our studies are quantitative and have their...

Planned Parenthood Urges Gov. Schwarzenegger to Rescind Harmful Budget Cuts to Women's Health Care

...preventive, including breast and cervical cancer screenings, contraception, std testing and treatment and in some cases, primary care. Our goal is to keep ...y for preventive health care, such as cancer screenings, contraception, and std testing and treatment. In addition, family planning is 90% funded by the fe...

Valuable New Resources for Treating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

...veloped new resources, which are in the extensive std information section, will help people with STDs w...eir doctors to develop treatment plans and prevent std complications. Northham...d infections with their doctors. The comprehensive std information on urologychannel combined with the fr...

Gen-Probe Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2009

...sition," said Herm Rosenman, the Company's senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. "We continue to expect solid growth from our std franchise, new products and recently acquired business, although we anticipate that blood screening growth will be pressured by the strong dollar and ...

HookUp: Sexual Health Info Text Messaging Service for California Youth Launches

...alth Council (CFHC), and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), std Control Branch, to launch a statewide text messaging program for youth. The...sexual health information plus a geo-targeted search for free and low-cost std testing and reproductive health clinics throughout the State. "We a...

Pro-Life Spokeswoman Objects to FDA Approval of 'Morning-After Pill' for Minors Without Prescription

...r the lives of newly-conceived children, and will put minors at risk for unnecessary side effects, undermine parental rights, and contribute to higher std rates. "Pregnancy is not a disease and fertility is not a pathological condition, so Plan B has no authentic therapeutic purpose, and can actual...

Global Health Leaders Gather to Address Urgent Crisis of Prematurity and Stillbirth

...ign Relations Robert L. Goldenberg, M.D., Drexel College of Medicine King K. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington Center for AIDS and std Alan H. Jobe, M.D., Ph.D., Cincinnati Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati Michael Katz, M.D., March of Dimes Mark A. Klebanoff, ...

Less Than Half of Young Women Screened for Chlamydia

...nt of females aged 16-20 and 28.2 percent aged 21-25 were uninsured in 2007." These women are even less likely than insured women to be able to access std screening, the agency said. More information There's more on chlamydia at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . ...

Low Chlamydia Screening Rates Spur Outreach to Health Professionals

...osed and treated, many of the severe health consequences of chlamydia are preventable," said John M. Douglas, Jr., M.D., director of CDC's Division of std Prevention. "Health care providers, educators and public health professionals must do much more to let young, sexually active women know how important...

The World's First Complete Intimacy Kit for Safe and Clean Sex

...he public on the dangers of STDs. Please visit their website at: facts on std prevention and how the Intimacy Kit offers the peace of mind that one is d...and their partner. It's true; there is a better way of making sure an std never infects anyone, and it comes in the form of celibacy. But in all hon...

Middle school youth as young as 12 engaging in risky sexual activity

...accounted for 9.1 million or 48 percent of all new std cases, according to a report by the CDC. Minority ...so are disproportionately affected. The CDC's 2006 std Surveillance Report stated that minority racial an... that oral or anal intercourse is not as risky for std transmission," said Markham. "But transmission of ...

MTV Unwraps GYT: Get Yourself Tested

...ilson, Perez Hilton, and N.E.R.D. Evangelize Youth std Testing National Campaign with the Kaise... One in Two Sexually-Active Americans Contracts an std by Age 25 NEW YORK , April 2 /PRNewswire-...hout the month of April in recognition of National std Awareness Month. According to the Centers for D...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Urges Greater Awareness of, Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

... April is National std Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /...artment of Health maintains a statewide network of std clinics that offer free and confidential std testing and treatment. For more information...

Circumcision Guards Against STDs

...would be similar for circumcised infants. Golden, who's also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington Center for AIDS and std in Seattle, said, "Circumcision should be routinely offered and available for those who want it. I think circumcision is in the best interest of the c...

World Television Premiere Event: The Film 'Pedro' Airs on MTV, MTV Tr3s, mtvU & LOGO on Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 PM ET/PT

... Black's ("Milk") Story of The Real World's Pedro Zamora To Life MTV and World Class Partners to Help Mobilize Young People to Get Tested During std Awareness Month SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV, mtvU, LOGO and MTV Tr3s, with subtitles in Spanish, will present the world tel...

How to Have a Safe Spring Break

...nd pregnancy are two very real risks of spontaneous sex that can have lasting consequences." Dr. Wider notes that the only sure way to prevent an std or an unintended pregnancy is to abstain from sex; however, if you do have sex on Spring Break, always use a condom. Following are some other tips ...

New Texas Study Reveals Serious Flaws in Abstinence Programs

...ller said. "I also want sexuality education programs to encourage abstinence. But we must stop burying our heads in the sand about high teen birth and std rates and make sure young people get the medically accurate information they need to protect their health and their futures." Among the report's ...

AND Calls on DoD to Open All Military Units to Women, Grant Parental Leave to Service Members

...military men who lose more time due to sports injuries and disciplinary reasons," the Alliance calls for stepped-up "training on pregnancy prevention, std prevention, responsible sexual behavior, meeting one's obligations to the military" and access to quality birth control at service medical facilities ...

Power of Prevention is Focus at American College of Preventive Medicine 9th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles

... - Cutting-edge research to be presented on hot topics including obesity, std prevention and genomics - LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the nation's leading society...

Over 170 Groups Urge Bill Conferees to Include 'Double Duty' Public Health Funds in Stimulus for Jobs and Health Care Savings

... Drug Abuse Directors National Association of State EMS Officials National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity National Coalition of std Directors National Council on Aging National Disease Clusters Alliance National Environmental Health Association National Health Counc...

The AFA's Infertility Prevention Series Premieres in NYC

...g list of 34. I was taken by the thoughtfulness of the questions; for example, women asking about the effects of long-term birth control on fertility, std prevention, and what part the male plays in infertility. This was a clear demonstration of just how much this information is lacking and desired." ...
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