Tag: STDs

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Jump in STDs Could Be Due to Unknown Online Dating Partners

The increasing number of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) seen nationwide could be due to the fact that more Americans are using online and mobile dating sites where it is difficult to know who is already afflicted with STDs, an expert says.

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Ad: Bert and Ernie Test Positive for STDs

Iconic Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie may have a closer relationship than most people realized after all, as the two star in a new ad for an STD detection service that sees the longtime best buds analyzing the result of what appears to be their own test.

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Porn Industry Rejoices: Condom Mandate Rejected

California officials came just one vote shy of approving a measure that would have required porn actors to wear condoms–as well as “porn goggles” and dental dams–while filming adult movies.

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Dating Apps Blamed for Rise of STDs in L.A.

According to the Los Angeles Times, some public health experts claim online dating apps may be the cause of Los Angeles County’s ranking as the nation’s leader in sexually transmitted diseases and one of the leaders in rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.

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L.A. is #1 in STD’s

Los Angeles County had the highest number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States in 2014, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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London Teens Invent Condom that Changes Colour to Detect STDs

Three London teenagers have invented a condom that changes colour if the wearer has a sexually transmitted disease. The condoms, made from a rubber called S.T.EYE, react to various pathogens that cause STDs, turning green for chlamydia, blue for syphilis,

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Phil Robertson at CPAC: 110 Million Americans Have STDs

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson electrified CPAC at the Gaylord Convention Center citing statistics from the Center for Disease Control that 110 million Americans now have a sexually transmitted illness.