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Study finds no evidence of riskier sex after HPV vaccine introduced

A study has found that after the HPV vaccine was introduced, girls ended up less likely to have intercourse before the age of 14. >>read more<<.

Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says

Congenital syphilis cases — when a mother passes syphilis onto her baby during pregnancy or delivery — have more than doubled in the United States since 2013, according to an report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. >>read more<<

Sexually transmitted diseases are at an all time high (again). But why?

A record-breaking number of sexually transmitted infections were reported in the United States in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All told, there were nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—200,000 more than in 2016, which was a record-breaking year in its own right. >>read more<<

Microbiome research refines HIV risk for women

Drawing from data collected for years by AIDS researchers in six African nations, scientists have pinpointed seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk for HIV infection in women. >>read more<<

Alberta announces six cases of life-threatening congenital syphilis in newborns

Dr. Gerry Predy, senior medical officer of Alberta Health Services LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA image via The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun 2017.11.14: Alberta has recorded six cases of life-threatening congenital syphilis in newborn babies this year, public health leaders announced Tuesday amid a worsening outbreak of sexually transmitted infections around the province. >>click here to read more<<

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