There has been a nearly 5-fold increase in syphilis in cisgender women since 2015
People with HSV-1 genital infections frequently shed the virus in the months after infection, but the shedding declined rapidly during the first year.
Around half of gonorrhea infections are asymptomatic and can only be detected through screening. Infected people without symptoms can unknowingly spread gonorrhea to others.
The current monkeypox epidemic is a bit unusual in a few ways: First, the sheer scope of the current epidemic; Second, the way symptoms are appearing may facilitate spread among people who don’t yet know they are infected.
Monkeypox is a viral infection, a close cousin of smallpox. But it causes a much milder disease. It is transmitted through close contact, including sex, kissing, and massage — any kind of contact of the penis, vagina, anus, mouth, throat, or even skin. In the current outbreak, monkeypox has primarily been transmitted sexually.
There was a time when CDC officials thought they could eliminate syphilis among adults and babies. But the effort lost steam and cases have crept up again.
What is it? How do I get it? How common is it?
By shuffling DNA in and out of one gene, syphilis stays a step ahead of the immune system to resist eradication.
The elective procedures being postponed because of coronavirus aren’t all optional, but cancer patients and organ recipients are being forced to wait.
The condoms were featured on a fact sheet and included in a social media campaign to spread the word on how to reduce HIV transmission among women and girls.
Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have all been rising over the past several years.
Obria, a Christian medical chain, which was awarded $1.7 million in federal family planning funds, does not offer hormonal birth control or condoms; instead, it urges restraint.
When a federal panel recently recommended an update to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine guidelines, it left a lot of uncertainty.
While syphilis is still concentrated in cities, its continued spread into places like Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma creates a new set of challenges.
New findings clearly show that the routine HPV vaccination program has been a resounding success.