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Hold Your Health in the Palm of Your Hand with Healthvana

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 17
Healthvana, a new app that hooks healthcare providers with their clients via smartphone, lets you hold your HIV test results in the palm of your hand.

Two in Washington Go Blind From Ocular Syphilis

AIDS | By EDGE | Jan 30
Six people in Washington State have been infected with ocular syphilis in the past two months -- including two who have gone blind.

Ask the Doc: The Hidden Risks of HIV Testing

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Jan 13
In this installment of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner looks at what you really need to do to keep yourself healthy and disease-free.

Grindr Users 40 Percent More Likely to Get Gonorrhea

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 17
A new study that has found a significant correlation between smartphone hook-up apps like Grindr and higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

With STDs on the Rise, Men Need Regular Sexual Health Checkups

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 16
June is Men’s Health Month, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America is encouraging men of all ages to take charge of their sexual health by getting regular checkups and, if they are sexually active, regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

Syphilis, Gonorrhea Cases Rising in North Dakota

HEALTH | Feb 25
The dramatic jump in sexually transmitted diseases in North Dakota has state health officials trying to reverse the trend by raising awareness among not only residents but also doctors.

Young People Bear Brunt As CDC Releases New Rates of STDs

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 24
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their annual snapshot on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the findings do not bode well for young people, or GLBTs.

Philadelphia High Schools to Install Free Condom Dispensers

HIV/AIDS | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 26
Twenty-two Philadelphia’s high schools will receive condom dispensers that give away free condoms, a pilot launched by health officials in order to combat high STD rates among the city’s teens.

Report Links Poppers to CA Gonorrhea Cases

HEALTH | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 26
A new report issued by state health officials indicates that usage of poppers is high among gay and bisexual men in California who test positive for gonorrhea.

Researchers: U.S. Circumcision Decline = Rises in STD Infections, Healthcare Costs

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
A study from Johns Hopkins University reports that the decrease of circumcisions in this country could lead to the spread of HIV and STDs and increase health-care costs.

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