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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance

Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance

October 31, 2016

We’re well into the fall season but honestly, this feels like Groundhog Day. This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published STD surveillance data for 2015 that show cases of reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—are at record levels. Also we see a continuation of the same trends we’ve been […]

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Thoughts Around the CDC STD Surveillance Report

Thoughts Around the CDC STD Surveillance Report

November 23, 2015

At some point you just want to scream. Last week CDC published STD surveillance data for 2014 that point to the same trends we’ve been worried about for years: 20 million new STDs each year and our most vulnerable populations—particularly young people, women, and men who have sex with men- continue to be hardest hit. […]

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Podcast: STI Testing

Podcast: STI Testing

April 30, 2015

We have an abundance of accurate, relatively inexpensive tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) but the trick is engaging patients and health professionals so the proper tests are given to the right individuals. In the edition of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast we chat with J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS, professor of pediatrics and medicine at Indiana […]

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MGen: The STI You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

MGen: The STI You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

April 17, 2015

It’s been associated with urethritis in men and linked to cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease in women. In one study of young men and women, it was found to be more common than gonorrhea infection. But odds are you’ve never been tested for, or even heard of, this sexually transmitted bacterial infection. So what is […]

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STI tests? Who, me?

STI tests? Who, me?

April 17, 2015

Follow the bouncing ball and sing along! VD is for everybody, Not just for the few. Anyone can share VD, With someone nice as you. VD is for everybody, Darling have no doubts! That anyone can get VD, That’s what…its’ all…ABOUT!! In the late 60s, ASHA launched a PSA V.D. is for Everybody. Complete with […]

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Spring into Sexual Health

Spring into Sexual Health

April 16, 2015

In the spring, an old organization’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. And sex. And sexual health. This spring, ASHA is launching a new campaign—Spring into Sexual Health—to bring greater awareness to this important subject. Over the next three months, we’ll be rolling out new content and highlighting three important national health observances: STI […]

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How Much Do You Know about STIs?

How Much Do You Know about STIs?

April 15, 2015

In honor of STI Awareness Month, take a few minutes to find out how much you know sexually transmitted infections. This quick quiz will help you learn what you know, and what you need to learn, about STIs. Let us know how you did in the comments. [mlw_quizmaster quiz=1]

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Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month

Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month

March 31, 2015

Each April, ASHA recognizes STD Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STI cases in the U.S. every year The medical costs for these new cases are $16 billion Adding the new cases each year with existing infection, there are an estimated 110 million total […]

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