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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Romantic intimacy in long-term relationships often suffers when one partner gets a diagnosis of mouth or throat cancer caused by HPV, the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. But new research suggests these coupl

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    6. HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale Signs

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first symptoms of throat and mouth cancer -- also known as oropharyngeal cancer -- may differ depending on whether the condition is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a small study suggests. Oropharyngeal cancer

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    7. Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Genital Herpes

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug could eventually offer a new treatment option for genital herpes, a common and incurable sexually transmitted infection, researchers report. In a small study, researchers found that the drug -- called

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    8. Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- It's rare for men to contract an oral HPV infection, but single men and smokers face a relatively greater risk, a new study suggests. The study, published online recently in The Lancet, followed more than 1,600 men to chart rates

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    9. Michael Douglas Blames His Cancer on Oral Sex

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Hollywood star Michael Douglas says oral sex caused his recent bout with throat cancer. "Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus," Douglas, 68, t

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    10. Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women appear to have a natural defense against the world's most common sexually transmitted infection, a new study says. This natural protective barrier consists mainly of lactic acid bacteria -- called lactobacilli. Th

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