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  1. Officials Warn About Blinding Syphilis Cases

    March 11, 2015 -- Health care providers on the West Coast need to look out for syphilis that can cause blindness, public health officials say. More than a dozen cases of ocular syphilis -- most among gay men -- have been reported between Seattle and San Francisco, and two more potential cases have b

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  2. Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One type of oral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, HPV16, seems to last a year or longer in men over the age of 45 than it does in younger men, new research indicates. HPV16 is the form of HPV often associated with the ons

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  3. Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for MS

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The HPV vaccine for cervical cancer and other diseases doesn't increase the risk for multiple sclerosis or other central nervous system disorders, according to a new study. More than 175 million doses of HPV vaccin

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  4. States' HPV Vaccination and Cervical Cancer Rates

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The states with the lowest rates for teen vaccinations against the virus believed to cause most cervical cancers are also the states where cervical cancer rates are the highest, a new study finds. For example, in Massac

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  5. Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found. "Our study shows that testing urine for HPV has good accuracy when compared to te

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  6. HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new long-term study shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years. HPV is thought to cause the majority of cervical cancers. Certai

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  7. Could I Have an STD and Not Know It?

    A one-night stand. A summer fling. A new love interest asks about your sexual history. A long-term partner confesses to cheating on you. Any of these could make you wonder, "Do I have an STD?" So you check below the belt. No itching. No sores. No weird oozing or funky smells. It doesn't hurt when yo

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  8. Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Dise

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  9. Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 400,000 Americans may have the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, but not know they have it, new research suggests. The new government report estimates that 1.8 million people in the United States have chlamydi

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  10. Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Syphilis has returned with a vengeance to the gay community, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Cases of the sexually transmitted disease, once almost eliminated in the United States, have more than doubled among gay a

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