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Truvada, the first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration that reduces the risk of infection in uninfected people who have sex with HIV-infected partners, isn’t being as widely used as it should be. This is in spite of studies that show the therapy is nearly 100 percent effective. “I see […]

Indiana state health officials confirmed the recent HIV epidemic in Scott County is worsening, the New York Times reports. With reports of up to 130 cases in what has become the largest such outbreak in the southeastern portion of the state, officials say that the skyrocketing of these cases are linked to injections of the powerful painkiller […]

Experts continue to be concerned about the high contraction rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among blacks. For a variety of reasons, the percentages of black women being infected by STDs continues to be at least twice as high as their white counterparts. According to CDC statistics: 89% of new HIV cases in 2011 involved […]

With April being National STD Awareness Month, a new national campaign to spark sexually transmitted disease awareness launched in New York this morning. Media giant MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation have been partners in spearheading the “GYT: Get Yourself Tested” campaign since 2009, using a variety of campaign strategies to reach college campuses and […]

A group of pastors and preacher’s from a Los Angeles church are working to prevent the spread of STDs amongst African-American women in their community by encouraging them to take at-home STD testing. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia outbreaks have run rampant among the black female community in Los Angeles, reports YourBlackWorld.com Public health officials are giving […]

LONG ISLAND — Health officials are claiming that a person involved at the communion process has Hepatitis A at Our Lady of Lourdes in Long Island. MSNBC reports: Hundreds of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day at a church, health officials said. The Nassau County Health Department […]

The United States apologized Friday for a 1946-1948 research study that purposely infected people in Guatemala with sexually transmitted diseases.

Foursquare, the phone application for telling friends and strangers where you are, is offering a special virtual “badge” through September to people who do just that.

A NewsOne Exclusive By Kevin Fenton, M.D. Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In March, CDC announced the findings from a recent analysis – one in six Americans ages 14-49 is infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the virus that causes genital […]

Despite a recent article on The Root (and aggregated here on NewsOne) suggesting that recent reports of very high levels of herpes infection among Black women were inaccurate, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stands behind its findings. According to data gathered by the National Health and Nutrition Survey, 48% of African-American women are infected […]