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HPV shots don't make girls promiscuous, study says


Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous, according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.


Gonorrhea becoming resistant to only treatment left

The CDC says there is only one good treatment left to ward off the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. Lab studies are showing an increasing resistance to the type of drugs that doctors use to treat gonorrhea, called cephalosporins. That leaves only a few options, which are not as effective. “Cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea could potentially mean untreatable gonorrhea,” says Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC. “Untreatable gonorrhea is a real possibility.”


Woman gets herpes, sues for $900K

CNN's Sunny Hostin reports on an Oregon woman who contracted herpes from a date and sued, winning $900,000 in damages.


Untreatable gonorrhea spreading worldwide

A potentially dangerous sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.


Rapist infected victim with hep C

A sex attacker who infected his victim with hepatitis C when he broke into her London home and raped her is jailed indefinitely.


Prevent STDs like a porn star

"Before you start shooting, you go online to see the other person's test results," Wylde explains. "Or sometimes on set, before you start, they show you the results on paper."


U.S. Apologizes for Guatemala Syphilis Experiment

U.S. Apologizes for Guatemala Syphilis Experiment

The United States apologized for an experiment conducted in the 1940s in which government medical researchers deliberately infected Guatemalan inmates with syphilis.


The downside of 'friends with benefits'

The downside of 'friends with benefits'

When Jennifer Nicholas sees television shows or movies where characters "hook up" or have sex with "friends with benefits," she cringes, because that's how she got herpes.


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