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Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high last year and officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis, state health authorities said Monday.



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STDs Reached a Record High in California Last Year, According to State Health Authorities

STDs Reached a Record High in California Last Year, According to State Health AuthoritiesHealth professionals blame budget shortfall and other factors for the spike



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Can STDs Be Transmitted Through Swimming Pools? An Expert Weighs In

Can STDs Be Transmitted Through Swimming Pools? An Expert Weighs InThe Question: Is it possible to catch STDs from swimming in a pool or hot tub?No, not unless you’re having sex in the pool with someone who has an STD.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an individual can only pass on an STD through direct person-to-person contact. Take syphilis, for example. The disease cannot…



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Price, stigma may keep patients from using insurance for STDs

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Barriers to getting tested or treated for sexually transmitted disease (STD) need to be lowered, a U.S. study concludes. In 2013, before the Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare – was fully implemented, researchers found that half of patients at STD clinics were unwilling to use their health insurance for their visits, mainly because they worried about privacy or cost. “A 2014 article found that half of patients at a Massachusetts STD clinic chose to self-pay for STD clinic visits rather than use their insurance,” said lead author of the new study, Dr. William S. Pearson of the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
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One Great Way to Help End STDs: Stop Calling People Sluts, Skanks, and Whores

Slut-shaming is at the root of all problems. Well, it seems to be at the root of a lot of mine, anyway. Anyone who’s ever been slut-shamed understands when I say that it can alter your sexual health decisions, erode your self-esteem, and change how you interact with both sexes. …
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STDs on the increase

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are increasing, especially among some groups. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds chlamydia infections increased 8% from 2010 to 2011. Reported gonorrhea infections rose 4%. Young adults and gay and bisexual men were particularly affected. Both sexually transmitted diseases can lead to serious health problems, like infertility in women, if left untreated.     Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are increasing, especially among some groups. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds chlamydia infections increased 8% from 2010 to 2011. Reported gonorrhea infections rose 4%. Young adults and gay and bisexual men were particularly affected. Both sexually transmitted diseases can lead to serious health problems, like infertility in women, if left untreated.    
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