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April 27, 1998
* More than 12 million Americans are infected with sexually transmitted diseases each year, 3 million of whom are teenagers. * As many as 56 million Americans may be infected with an incurable STD other than HIV, including herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV). * Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD, with more than 4 million new cases in the U.S. reported each year.
Doctor: "We think we have discovered why you are unable to get pregnant. Your Fallopian tubes are severely scarred--most likely the result of a sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea or chlamydia." Patient: "But, doctor, how could that be? I've never had a sexually transmitted disease." Farfetched? Hardly. Medical experts estimate that nearly 100,000 women become infertile each year as a result of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, that, in many cases, cause no symptoms.
June 26, 2007 | Mary Engel, Times Staff Writer
To combat rising rates of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea, Los Angeles County officials will launch a public health campaign today that uses drink coasters, murals, sidewalk chalk art and other unconventional approaches to advertise the need to get tested. The bilingual campaign is aimed at gay and bisexual men, African American women and Latinas, the groups most affected by the increase in sexually transmitted diseases, said Dr.
April 13, 1998
There are more than 25 diseases that are transmitted sexually. Many have serious and costly consequences. Some of the most common and serious STDs include: Chlamydia * Used to Be Called: Non-gonoccocal urethritis. * Cause: Bacteria. * Number Affected: About 4 million new cases each year in the United States. * Infection Rate: Highest among 15- to 19-year-olds, followed by 20- to 24-year-olds. * At Risk: Everyone, but female teens are more likely to be infected because of immature cervix.
April 6, 1998
Question: What are sexually transmitted diseases? Answer: The term "sexually transmitted diseases," or STDs, represents a group of more than 25 infections transmitted through sexual contact. Q: How common are STDs? A: Some STDs are considered to be at epidemic proportions in the United States, with more than 12 million Americans infected each year. At current rates, at least one person in four will contract an STD at some point in his or her life. Q: What are the most common STDs?
November 26, 2001 | Jane E. Allen and \f7
Sexually transmitted diseases are among the most common infections in this country, yet somehow, the word isn't getting through to women about how vulnerable they are to these generally silent infections, according to a new survey. Just more than half of family practice doctors and obstetrician-gynecologists report discussing sexually transmitted diseases with their patients.
March 20, 2005 | Bloomberg
Young adults who as teenagers took pledges not to have sex until marriage were just as likely to contract a venereal disease as people who didn't make the promise, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Sociologists studied data from a government-funded study that tested 11,000 18- to 24-year-olds for some sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia and gonorrhea.
December 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Teenagers accused of committing crimes in Kern County will be asked for a urine sample to test for sexually transmitted diseases. The county has the state's third-highest rate of chlamydia and fourth-highest rate of gonorrhea. Both diseases are prevalent among 15- to 24-year-olds, said Dr. Boyce Dulan, director of disease control for the county Health Department. Health officials say Juvenile Hall detainees are at high risk for sexually transmitted diseases.
Public health officials here are making an unusual appeal to federal regulators to warn consumers that use of the sexual impotence drug Viagra is linked to gonorrhea transmission. "The data's clear, the evidence is strong," said Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, director of sexually transmitted disease control for the city, who has conducted a study on the issue. "There's really at this point no excuse for inaction by the FDA or the manufacturer."
August 9, 1999 | ROSIE MESTEL
Let's look through our mailbag. Item One, a scribbled note from a certain fifth-grader: "In your recent article, you said you lost two crowns after eating my Halloween Milk Duds, but in fact you lost the second one after eating a giant Gummi Bear. Please correct this mistake." (Consider it done, young lady. Now about your allowance. . . .) Item Two: A missive from Holly Maloney of Preventive Dentistry Products Ltd.
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