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SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 26
For the first time since 2007, San Francisco last year saw a decline in cases of early syphilis, according to preliminary year-end data for 2016. Yet the city also reported double-digit increases in both chlamydia and gonorrhea cases.

Hold Your Health in the Palm of Your Hand with Healthvana

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 17
Healthvana, a new app that hooks healthcare providers with their clients via smartphone, lets you hold your HIV test results in the palm of your hand.

Two in Washington Go Blind From Ocular Syphilis

By EDGE | Jan 30
Six people in Washington State have been infected with ocular syphilis in the past two months -- including two who have gone blind.

Ask the Doc: The Hidden Risks of HIV Testing

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Jan 13
In this installment of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner looks at what you really need to do to keep yourself healthy and disease-free.

Grindr Users 40 Percent More Likely to Get Gonorrhea

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 17
A new study that has found a significant correlation between smartphone hook-up apps like Grindr and higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

With STDs on the Rise, Men Need Regular Sexual Health Checkups

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 16
June is Men’s Health Month, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America is encouraging men of all ages to take charge of their sexual health by getting regular checkups and, if they are sexually active, regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

Syphilis, Gonorrhea Cases Rising in North Dakota

Feb 25
The dramatic jump in sexually transmitted diseases in North Dakota has state health officials trying to reverse the trend by raising awareness among not only residents but also doctors.

Young People Bear Brunt As CDC Releases New Rates of STDs

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 24
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their annual snapshot on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the findings do not bode well for young people, or GLBTs.

Report Links Poppers to CA Gonorrhea Cases

By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 26
A new report issued by state health officials indicates that usage of poppers is high among gay and bisexual men in California who test positive for gonorrhea.

Philadelphia High Schools to Install Free Condom Dispensers

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 26
Twenty-two Philadelphia’s high schools will receive condom dispensers that give away free condoms, a pilot launched by health officials in order to combat high STD rates among the city’s teens.

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