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  • Antibiotic Resistant STDs On the Rise

    Over the past few years, STDs including syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, have been on the rise in both the U.S. and South Florida. And according to a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), these diseases are also becoming less treatable.

  • Cases of Most Common STD Fell For First Time in 30 Years

    NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time in three decades, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.

  • CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks

    U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

  • CDC: US Sexually Transmitted Disease Epidemic Worsening

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. sexually transmitted diseases epidemic is increasing and the most common infection, chlamydia, has risen to record levels, government officials say.

  • Column: Is Being STD-Free The New Goal Of The Gay Community?

    The first time I contracted gonorrhea, which in my day was affectionately called The Clap, I was 20 years old and had just moved to West Hollywood, California. It was 1981, disco was still thumping in the bars, and the bathhouses were packed. My dance card was filled.

  • Florida’s Syphilis Problem: Broward Leads The Way In New Infections

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the rate of new syphilis cases is skyrocketing nationwide. Florida is at the forefront of the trend – leading the country in new syphilis cases. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is looking to stem the tide on that trend.

  • Free STD Testing Today at Some Planned Parenthood Locations

    CJ Riehl never liked how clinic workers treated him when he would get tested for sexually transmitted diseases and infections. 

  • In Depth: Tinder Blasts Billboards Linking Apps To STDs

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- An AIDS organization put up billboards linking Tinder and Grindr to sexually transmitted diseases. And Tinder is furious.

  • Indiana Sees 70 Percent Surge in Syphilis Cases in 1 Year

    (AP) Indiana's syphilis cases surged 70 percent in a single year, a state health official said Monday, urging health care providers to aggressively test patients for the sexually transmitted disease.

  • Pride Fort Lauderdale Rocked By Sexism Charges

    As Pride Fort Lauderdale re-launched its brand over the weekend, the fledgling organization saw familiar issues surface.

  • Rapid Results Testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Comes to Fort Lauderdale

    There’s a particular phrase that gets under Ramin Bastani’s skin. And the aggravation can be more than just a mere annoyance when it comes to health care issues.

  • Special Report: As STD Rates Hit Record Highs, Ocular Syphilis Climbs Too

    Edward Franklin never thought one day he’d be praying for syphilis. 

  • STD Rates: A Public Health Crisis for the Fourth Straight Year

    Crisis. Emergency. Epidemic. 

    These are just some of the words public health advocates and officials are using to describe the rising rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the U.S.

  • STIs beyond HIV

    As HIV becomes a more manageable disease, the difference in severity between its outcome and that of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) also decreases. Syphilis, hepatitis C, and human papilloma virus (HPV) all pose serious health risks. Syphilis can damage the heart, the brain, and nervous system. From 1996 to 2016, diagnoses of infectious syphilis in Broward increased by 906 percent. Hep C can lead to liver cancer. HPV can lead to anal cancer. All can lead to death.

  • Super Strain of Clap Discovered in Hawaii

    Seven people in Hawaii felt the burn last too long.

  • Syphilis and Gonorrhea on Rise in Gay Men

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its latest STD data for 2012.

    It’s all wrapped up in a report called Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012— the whole thing is available online for free.

    The data focuses on “the three nationally reported STDs,” or gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia. While reported cases of congenital syphilis actually decreased by a whopping 10 percent since 2011, cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia both rose:

    Gonorrhea

    • Cases reported in 2012: 334,826
    • Rate per 100,000 people: 107.5; 4.1% increase since 2011
    • Cases reported in 2012: 15,667
    • Rate per 100,000 people: 5.0; 11.1% increase since 2011; the rate increase was solely among men, particularly gay and bisexual men
    • Cases reported in 2012: 322
    • Rate per 100,000 live births: 7.8; 10% decrease since 2011
    • Cases reported in 2012: 1,422,976
    • Rate per 100,000 people: 456.7; overall stable (increase of 0.7%) since 2011

    Syphilis (primary and secondary)

    • Cases reported in 2012: 15,667
    • Rate per 100,000 people: 5.0; 11.1% increase since 2011; the rate increase was solely among men, particularly gay and bisexual men

    Syphilis (congenital)

    • Cases reported in 2012: 322
    • Rate per 100,000 live births: 7.8; 10% decrease since 2011

    Chlamydia

    • Cases reported in 2012: 1,422,976
    • Rate per 100,000 people: 456.7; overall stable (increase of 0.7%) since 2011

    “While STDs threaten the health and well-being of millions of Americans overall, young people bear the greatest burden of all three STDs,” the report reads. “Youth aged 15 to 24 have the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea, and those aged 20-24 have the highest rates of syphilis. CDC estimates that 24,000 women become infertile each year due to undiagnosed/untreated STDs.”

    But even with all this data, it’s just not enough, according to the report.

    “Many cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis continue to go undiagnosed and unreported, and data on several additional STDs — such as human papillomavirus, herpes simplex virus, and trichomoniasis — are not routinely reported

    to CDC,” a fact sheet of the study reads. “As a result, the annual surveillance report captures only a fraction of the true burden of STDs in America. However, it provides important insights into the scope and trends in STD diagnoses in the country.”

     

     

  • US Syphilis Rate Up; Mostly Gay And Bisexual Men

    NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say syphilis has reached its highest level since 1995 with the increase all in men.