Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Youngsters aren’t protecting themselves against STDs during oral intimation

Youngsters aren’t protecting themselves against STDs during oral intimation

Study shows more than half youngsters engaged in fellatio last year, but only 8 percent of females and 9 percent of males used condom.

Dec 09, 2017, 17:55 PM IST
STD cases surge to all-time high in US: Report

STD cases surge to all-time high in US: Report

The majority of these new diagnoses (1.6 million) were cases of chlamydia, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Sep 27, 2017, 14:05 PM IST
New, improved HPV vaccine could prevent 90 percent cervical cancers

New, improved HPV vaccine could prevent 90 percent cervical cancers

The sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, infections cause global disease, including an estimated 266,000 deaths from cervical cancer worldwide in 2012, according to the World Health Organisation.  

Sep 07, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
Dentists believe that dating apps could be responsible for cancer-causing STI – This is how!

Dentists believe that dating apps could be responsible for cancer-causing STI – This is how!

As per the report, experts have warned that a huge number of the population is at risk of being infected with human papilloma virus (HPV).

Sep 04, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

WHO to tackle dengue, environmental health in annual meet

The meeting hopes to formulate policies to support western Pacific countries combat the diseases in a bid to sustain the WHO goals.

Oct 10, 2016, 14:27 PM IST
What happens when a girl asks her fiancé to undergo premarital medical tests – WATCH

What happens when a girl asks her fiancé to undergo premarital medical tests – WATCH

The makers of the video have emphasised on the importance of a premarital medical test to ensure a happy married life sans medical issues.

Sep 14, 2016, 10:38 AM IST

STIs, peer pressure drove ancient humans to monogamy

According to a recent study, the root of marriage can be traced back to nothing romantic, rather it may have been started just to avoid sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).

Apr 13, 2016, 14:15 PM IST

Beware! Dating sites helping spread HIV

According to a new study, more than 60% of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV reported meeting sexual partners online in the preceding year.

Feb 29, 2016, 12:09 PM IST

`Unprotected sex` likelier with baby daddies

As per a recent study, young moms are likelier to have unprotected sex with baby daddies, increasing their risk of repeated pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

Oct 18, 2015, 15:43 PM IST
Watch: Why girls always need to carry condoms

Watch: Why girls always need to carry condoms

Prevention is better than cure! And that’s what a video by Bright Canvas Films communicates.

Sep 04, 2015, 12:41 PM IST

Re-engineered antibiotic could combat drug-resistant bacteria

US scientists have created a promising second-generation antibiotic to combat bacteria that are a common cause of respiratory and other infections, including the sexually transmitted gonorrhea disease.

May 21, 2015, 12:09 PM IST

Twitter could be used to monitor HIV, drug related behaviour: Study

Social media such as Twitter can be reportedly used for tracking HIV incidences and drug-related behaviours as well as for detecting and preventing outbreaks, according to a new UCLA-led study.

Mar 02, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

Mental health patients up to four times more likely to have HIV

A new study has found that people receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population.

Feb 18, 2014, 11:51 AM IST

HIV: Risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a life threatening virus that cause Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in humans leading to failure of immune system.

Dec 05, 2013, 17:22 PM IST

New breakthrough brings HIV cure closer to reality

Researchers have used radio immunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection.

Dec 04, 2013, 11:39 AM IST

What it will take to achieve an AIDS-free world

AIDS preventive strategies include, among many others, the expansion of HIV testing, circumcision, treatment as prevention, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

Nov 07, 2013, 13:44 PM IST

Awareness on sexual health necessary: Experts

More awareness on sexual health can help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV among married women, a group of experts said Friday.

Aug 31, 2013, 13:17 PM IST

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Causes, symptoms & treatments

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), also known as Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) or Venereal Disease (VD) is transmitted between human through sexual contacts, which includes vaginal intercourse, oral sex and anal sex.

Dec 01, 2012, 14:27 PM IST

Now, morning-after pill that can be taken five days later

A contraceptive pill which can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex will now be made available at pharmacies in the UK without the need for prescription, a move that has drawn concern from critics.

Oct 20, 2012, 12:15 PM IST

Brazilian girl sells virginity to help poor people

A 20-year-old Brazilian woman student is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder to raise cash to build homes for poverty-stricken families, the Daily Mail reported.

Sep 28, 2012, 20:19 PM IST