STDs are on the rise. This morning-after-style pill may helpApril 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials released data Tuesday showing how chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases have been accelerating, but doctors are hoping an old drug will help fight the sexually transmitted infections.
Executive Council rejects funding for sex education programNovember 23, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three Republicans on New Hampshire's Executive Council held the majority vote to reject funding for a sex education program outside of school for adolescents that aims to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Judge: R. Kelly to pay $300,000 to victim in sex crimes caseSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge signaled Wednesday that she plans to order disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly to pay more than $300,000 to one his victims in a decades-long scheme to use his fame to sexually abuse young fans.
‘Out of control’ STD situation prompts call for changesSeptember 19, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Sharply rising cases of some sexually transmitted diseases — including a 26% rise in new syphilis infections reported last year — are prompting U.S. health officials to call for new prevention and treatment efforts.
US may expand monkeypox vaccine eligibility to men with HIVSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials are considering broadening recommendations for who gets vaccinated against monkeypox, possibly to include many men with HIV or those recently diagnosed with other sexually transmitted diseases.
Monkeypox virus could become entrenched as new STD in the USJuly 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The spread of monkeypox in the U.S. could represent the dawn of a new sexually transmitted disease, though some health officials say the virus that causes pimple-like bumps might yet be contained before it gets firmly established.
California lawmaker scraps plan for preteen vaccine consentJune 16, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday amended a bill that would have let preteens be vaccinated against a range of health conditions without their parents' consent, instead raising the proposed minimum age to 15, which would still be among the youngest in the U.S.
Geico facing payout to woman who got HPV after sex in carJune 9, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Geico could be required to pay a Missouri woman $5.2 million because she said she contracted a sexually transmitted disease while having sex in the car of a man who is insured by the company.
Bill allowing preteen vaccines without parental OK advancesMay 5, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California measure that would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent, including against the coronavirus, cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.
Family planning clinics say loss of funds mean service cutsSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Family planning providers that were denied state funding for routine health care services such as screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted diseases said Monday that they could see cuts in services and longer patient waiting times as a result.
Non-fan of R. Kelly describes still falling prey to himAugust 31, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who wasn’t a fan of R. Kelly ended up getting exposed to a sexually transmitted disease after he enticed her to join him on the road, she testified on Tuesday at the R&B entertainer’s sex-trafficking trial.
Vaccine skepticism lurks in town famous for syphilis studyFebruary 1, 2021 GMT
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Lucenia Dunn spent the early days of the coronavirus pandemic encouraging people to wear masks and keep a safe distance from each other in Tuskegee, a mostly Black city where the government once used unsuspecting African American men as guinea pigs in a study of a sexually transmitted disease...
FKA twigs sues Shia LaBeouf, alleging abusive relationshipDecember 11, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer FKA twigs filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Shia LaBeouf was physically and emotionally abusive during their relationship from 2018 to 2019, saying her experience was part of a pattern of terrorizing women for the 34-year-old actor...
LBGTQ groups: South Carolina law is putting students at riskFebruary 27, 2020 GMT
A South Carolina law banning sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than heterosexual ones — unless the talk involves sexually transmitted diseases — is fueling a climate of state-sanctioned discrimination, a federal lawsuit says...
Increased number of STDs in Hawaii linked to online datingOctober 14, 2019 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said...
3 sexually transmitted diseases hit new highs again in USOctober 8, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year.
More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia (kluh-MID'-ee-uh) were reported last year...
Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal programAugust 23, 2019 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration...
Wyoming records increase in cases of syphilisNovember 1, 2018 GMT
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming health officials say 34 cases of syphilis have been reported in the state this year, a 36 percent increase from 2017.
STDs hit record high in USAugust 28, 2018 GMT
The U.S. saw a record number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017, marking the fourth straight year of sharp increases in gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health official who urged abstinence says views have changedJune 29, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
This week, in one of his first media interviews since taking office, Dr...
Nobel is postscript to bitter 1980s HIV disputeOctober 6, 2008 GMT
The awarding of the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday writes a postscript to a bitter scientific dispute in the 1980s over who deserved credit for discovering HIV and the resulting test to screen blood for it.