Sexually Transmitted Diseases

 
At-home STD Tests in California Must be Covered by Insurance, says New Law
January 17, 2022

California on Jan 1 became the first state to require insurance coverage for at-home testing for sexually transmitted infections; it isn't smooth sailing, yet.

AAP Recommends Routine HIV Screening for all Adolescents Starting at Age 15
January 05, 2022

The AAP updated its guidance to recommend routine HIV screening at least once in all adolescents aged ≥15 years and at-risk youth be rescreened annually.

New Analysis Projects Older Ages and Rising Number of Patients with HIV by 2030
December 02, 2021

Nearly 25% of patients with HIV who use antiretroviral therapy will reach 65 years of age or older by 2030, researchers projected in a new analysis.

CDC STI Treatment Guidelines: 7 Key Updates for Primary Care
September 02, 2021

The CDC released the first set of new STI guidelines since 2015. What are the notable updates that primary care physicians should know? Find out here.

US STD Rates Reach New Heights: A Quiz on CDC’s 2019 STD Surveillance Report
May 07, 2021

Rates of reported STD cases in the US have reached an all-time high, again. Are you caught up on the latest CDC numbers? Try your hand at these 7 questions to find out.

US STI Rates by the Numbers: A Quiz Based on the Latest CDC Data
February 19, 2021

SAMPLE: Approximately what percentage of the total US population had an STI at a given point in 2018? Plus 6 more questions on STI trends based on the latest CDC data.

Study: Most College Students Don’t Get STI Testing, but Self-tests May Help
October 15, 2020

Over 80% of college students surveyed said they were "likely" or "extremely likely" to use STI self-testing services if they could take it in the privacy of their own home.

Pandemic-related “Sexual Distancing,” Declines in Testing Cause Drop in Reported STDs
September 24, 2020

Sexually distancing and declines in STD testing due to COVID-19 may have caused the recent decline in reported cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in the US.

5 Facts about Syphilis: A Brief Quiz
March 09, 2020

How much do you know about syphilis prevention, screening, and treatment? Test yourself with these 5 true or false questions.

7 Questions on HPV Vaccination Trends in Young Adults
January 16, 2020

How many young adults in the US actually receive their recommended doses of HPV vaccine? Take this 7-question quiz on a new report to learn more about the trends.