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Now 14 adults with HIV have been ‘functionally cured’

HIV Virus

Early treatment of HIV can result in a functional cure for around 10 percent of patients say French researchers. The conclusion comes from a study of 14 people who were given anti-viral drugs very soon after becoming infected with HIV. Seven years after stopping treatment, the patients still showed no signs of the virus “rebounding”.


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.”


Teens who don't have sex still at risk for HPV

HVP Vaccine

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that is most commonly passed between people during vaginal or anal intercourse. But it can also be transmitted through genital-to-genital, or hand-to-genital contact, which is how the participants in the study likely got the virus, the researchers said. Out of the more than 40 sexually transmitted HPV strains, more than a dozen have been identified as cancer-causing, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Senh: So no sex and no contact. Better yet, just get the vaccination.


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.


Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine for Young Boys

Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine for Young Boys

Boys ages 11 and 12 years should be routinely vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, to protect against anal, mouth and neck cancers that can result from sexual activity, a federal advisory committee said.

Senh: If girls are already being vaccinated for it, it would only make sense for boys to do it too. Sure, it's yet another vaccine for kids, but they can get it later between ages 9-26 and it prevents cancer. It's a tough decision to make for boys because the virus is mostly transferred by homosexuals, but it's difficult to tell if your boy's gay at age 9-13.


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."


Minister: How HIV 'healed' me

HIV is a curse from God. That's what Patricia Sawo used to tell others as a church leader in Kitale, Kenya.


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.


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