Young people are disproportionately affected, the agency said, with half of all new infections occurring in people ages 15 through 24.
"In general, CDC estimated the total number of infections in the calendar year, rather than the number of individuals with infection, since one person can have more than one STI at a given time" or more than one episode of a single STI, officials said.
But "CDC used conservative assumptions in generating its estimates, so the true numbers of STIs in the United States may be even higher than estimated." FULL POST The most common sexually transmitted disease is often silent and invisible: human papillomavirus (also called HPV).
But in some people HPV leads to genital warts and cancers – notably, cervical cancer.
“Cervical cancer is a major cause of public health concern, especially in less developed countries where about 85% of cervical cancer occurs,” says study author Mahboobeh Safaeian.
“The reason for that is mainly because of lack of screening infrastructure offered.” FULL POST Providing condoms to adolescents has been - and likely will continue to be - a controversial topic.
Cities including New York, Toronto, and San Francisco have launched public awareness campaigns to promote vaccination, but the authors also call on physicians to assess the risk to their patients and discuss the strain. In fact, in New York City last year, men who have sex with men were 50 times more likely than the general population to be infected with the virus, according to city health officials.
Men up to age 26 are also eligible for Gardasil to protect against HPV.So consider this my friendly recommendation that it needs to be seen be all. It’s called sexting, the act of sending and/or receiving sexually explicit text or photo messages via your mobile phone.Parents should be talking to their teens about sex, the doctors say, and pediatricians can help.The paper's authors encourage their colleagues to provide condoms in their offices and support increasing access in the community.A Pennsylvania start-up company called Inovio Pharmaceuticals has developed an experimental vaccine for people who already have HPV and precancerous lesions that are associated with it.A new study demonstrating the vaccine's safety and potential effectiveness was published this week in the journal Science Translational Medicine.But the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking communities, educators, parents and doctors to step up in making this form of contraception more available to teens."Although abstinence of sexual activity is the most effective method for prevention of pregnancy and STIs (sexually transmitted infections), young people should be prepared for the time when they will become sexually active," several doctors wrote in a policy statement published Monday in the organization's journal Pediatrics.“Very frequently it’s the image or the sex, that is finding its way to the middle schooler first, prior to any sort of conversation or education" by parents, said Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and father to two boys."That makes it even more confusing (for kids).” The study authors also looked at how sexting relates to sexual behavior among these adolescents.