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Correctly Used Condoms Reduce STD Risk, but Many U.S. Teen Girls Don't Use Them Correctly, Study Finds

A recent study found that adolescent girls who use condoms correctly are protected from common STDs. However, the findings show that just 16 percent of the young women used condoms properly. The study, led by Dr. Gabriela Paz-Bailey of CDC, found tha...

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New Hepatitis C Treatment Options Available

New decisions by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offer more choices and better treatment options for people living with hepatitis C virus (HCV).

More Ribavirin Choices

Ribavirin is a nucleoside analogue drug -- a chemical cousin of AZT. It i...

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Ohio: 6 Syphilis Cases Traced to Chat Room

Cleveland health officials investigating a recent cluster of six male syphilis cases found that all six had met in an online chatroom. The department quickly traced the cases before the outbreak could grow, said Dr. Wendy Johnson, Cleveland's medical...

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Oklahoma: No Appeals Filed During Settlement Protest Period for Hepatitis C Exposure Lawsuit

A period set aside for participants to oppose a $25 million settlement of a lawsuit regarding exposure to hepatitis C has passed without protest in Norman, Okla. As no appeals were filed, the lawsuit is considered "in judgment, which means it's been ...

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Herpes Vaccine for Women Being Tested

About 7,500 women are being recruited at sites across the country to participate in the Herpevac Trial for Women. "It is an important area because one out of four women in the [United States] develop genital herpes," as do one out of five males, sa...

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College-Age Population at Risk for Chlamydia

Although chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD in the United States according to CDC, many people infected are unaware of it. No symptoms present in about 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men. "If they don't know they have an infection, the...

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Navajos Confront Syphilis Outbreak With Rare Public Education Campaign

An STD that was once thought to be all but stamped out by the late 1980s has reemerged among the Navajo nation. In February, Dr. Jonathan Iralu called on the chief executive of the government-run Gallup Indian Medical Center to set in motion an STD p...

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Nebraska: 17 More Cases of Hepatitis C Found in Fremont

Seventeen more cases of hepatitis C were discovered after blood was retested from patients at a Fremont, Neb., cancer clinic, state epidemiologist Dr. Tom Safranek said. The total number of cases is now 99 in Fremont.

An initial round of testing las...

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Maine: New Program Provides Testing, Education on Hepatitis C

Maine health officials on Monday unveiled a statewide testing program for hepatitis C, which has infected an estimated 15,000 state residents. The program includes efforts to increase education about the disease through free counseling, a state Burea...

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Oregon: Class-Action Lawsuit by Inmates Demands Treatment for Hepatitis C

Oregon inmates allege in a pending class-action lawsuit that treatment for hepatitis C is so woefully inadequate in the state's 12-prison, 11,800-inmate system that it violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Prisoners say hea...