STDs

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 […]

Research shows that an increasing amount of the population harbors some form of herpes (cold sore, vaginal, penile, and shingles), and in women, HPV, the human papillomavirus, can sit in wait but rear its ugly, warted, head in the form of cervical cancer later. And HIV is the highest growing disease affecting black women, so it goes without […]

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.

As much as 16 percent of the U.S. population between the ages of 14 and 49 has genital herpes, according to a government study released Tuesday. And sexually transmitted diseases of all varieties infect 19 million more Americans every year — a rate that costs the health care system some $16 billion annually, the National […]