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  1. On the Horizon: A New Way to Rein in Sexually Transmitted Disease

    Jan. 3, 2001 -- They're an effective means of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, but condoms can't do any good unless they're used consistently and properly. The fact they're not has created demand for a new class of products, some 60 of which are in various stages of human test

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  2. The U.S. Is far From Free of Sexually Transmitted Disease

    Dec. 5, 2000 -- For the most part, rates of sexually transmitted disease have been declining around the U.S., according to a report released today. While this news is certainly welcome, the report also indicates that some areas of the country still have a lot of work to do in eliminating the spread

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  3. Gay Women Not Immune From Sexually Transmitted Disease

    Oct. 4, 2000 -- Cancer of the cervix affects the lives of thousands of American women every year. While it is mostly found in heterosexual women, it also is a problem for women who have sex with other women. In recent years, research has linked cervical cancer to a sexually transmitted infection due

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  4. Sexually Transmitted Disease: Prevention Still Better Than Cure

    Sept. 20, 2000 (Toronto) -- Fledging vaccines to ward off herpes and genital warts have passed early tests on the way to the clinic. The new vaccines promise not only to prevent people from being infected but also to ward off serious complications of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as cerv

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  5. Special Tampon Helps Diagnose STD

    Sept. 18, 2000 (Toronto) -- Specimens collected from special tampons worked as well as a vaginal exam to diagnose vaginal trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). If the method holds up, it could lead to easier diagnosis as women test themselves and bring samples to the clinic in

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  6. Rise in Sexual Diseases May Signal Return of Unsafe Sex

    June 29, 2000 -- Public officials are concerned that people who are at high risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may think that the need for safe sex is over. Recent data showing that the incidence of gonorrhea increased in 1998 after 12 years of decline, along with reports of a

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  7. Does Sex Hurt?

    Lucy was dating the man who would become her husband and enjoying every moment. Soon after, without warning, she began to feel discomfort and then pain in the genital area. It got so bad she couldn't even insert a tampon. The pain made having sex impossible, too. At first, she thought she had a yeas

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  8. Delaying Sex After First Period Reduces Chance of STDs

    March 27, 2000 (Arlington, Va.) -- The longer an adolescent girl waits to have sex after she has her first period, the less likely she is to get a variety of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). That conclusion comes from a new government-funded study presented here this week at the Annual Meeting

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  9. Sexually Transmitted Virus Boosts Risk of Cervical Cancer

    Swedish researchers report that the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) -- which is best known for causing genital warts -- greatly increases the chance that a woman will get cervical cancer in the coming years. The risk is greatest when a woman's body is unable to get rid of the virus over the c

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