Sexually transmitted diseases

June 26, 2019 - 2:48 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A vaccine against cervical and other cancers should be recommended for both men and women up to age 26, a U.S. government advisory panel decided Wednesday. The vaccine protects against HPV, a virus that is commonly spread through sex and can cause certain cancers and genital warts...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Nathan Sutherland, who is charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix. Sutherland has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 20, 2019 - 6:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. A lawyer for Nathan Sutherland says in an...
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Sexually Transmitted Disease rates rise
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April 16, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise around the county. Here, in South Carolina, STD’s are spreading faster than in other states. Overall, gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia are spreading faster here in all but 2 other states. Figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, file photo, Dr. Bernadith Russell hugs a friend as the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, is removed from New York's Central Park. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology, but critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. Russell, a gynecologist, said at the time she was in medical school, "He was held up as the father of gynecology with no acknowledgement of the enslaved women he experimented on." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 06, 2019 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page wasn't the only thing that disgusted Monifa Bandele. She was especially appalled that the image was published as he was graduating from medical school on his way to becoming a pediatrician. The 1984 photo has stirred a...
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This undated image provided by Merck on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the company's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. (Merck via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 6:25 pm
U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. The vaccine was previously only for preteens and young adults through 26. The Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil 9 for women and men through 45. The vaccine protects against the human...
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August 02, 2018 - 7:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials are reminding people that condoms are not reusable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tweeted on its sexually transmitted disease site that condoms are for single use. Officials say they needed to tweet the message because people are washing or reusing...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. A woman filed a lawsuit Monday, May 21, 2018, in New York against R. Kelly, claiming the singer sexually assaulted her. He has long been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, which he has denied. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly sexually abused a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment, and infected her with herpes, the woman said in a lawsuit filed in New York. Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday that she met Kelly about a year ago after a concert in San Antonio,...
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A boy stands on a tarp at the Foyer Notre Dame de la Nativite orphanage on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The State Department is being urged by a group of U.S. senators to pressure the Haitian government into closing the orphanage where several children being adopted by U.S. families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
February 02, 2018 - 10:27 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Ten members of the U.S. Senate have asked the State Department to pressure the Haitian government into closing an orphanage where several children being adopted by American families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse. The letter said "multiple" children at the Foyer Notre Dame...
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September 26, 2017 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases. More than 2 million new cases of chlamydia (kluh-MID'-ee-uh), gonorrhea (gah-nuh-REE'-uh) and syphilis were reported in the United States last year — the most ever. The...
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July 15, 2017 - 9:29 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Descendants of hundreds of black men who participated in the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study want a judge to give them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement over the program. The head of an organization for descendants of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Lillie...
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