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How to talk about STD status with your sexual partner

Talking about STIs with a new sexual partner can feel uncomfortable because it’s not something we were taught to do, but the conversation is essential for your health. First consider what type of confirmation you need from your partner, whether it’s their word or written documentation. Then, be straightforward in […]
How to talk about STD status with your sexual partner
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9 dangerous diseases that have made a comeback in the last 10 years

Deadly diseases are making a comeback across the globe, as more children go without vaccines and the planet warms. From tickborne illnesses to syphilis and gout, here are 9 scary diseases that are roaring back into communities across the world. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The measles are spreading […]
9 dangerous diseases that have made a comeback in the last 10 years
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The first chlamydia vaccine could soon be on its way. The common STI can lead to infertility, chronic pain, and an increased risk of HIV.

A first-of-its-kind vaccine that could prevent people from getting the common sexually transmitted infection chlamydia is about to be tested for effectiveness. It just passed a safety test. If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to uterus and fallopian tube infections, infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pain, and an increased risk […]
The first chlamydia vaccine could soon be on its way. The common STI can lead to infertility, chronic pain, and an increased risk of HIV.
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Kamala Harris has a plan to help prevent HIV from spreading. This map shows the areas of the US that are home to the most people living with the disease.

Democratic presidential candidate, California Sen.Kamala Harris, proposed a plan to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic that emphasises the accessibility of medications to at-risk populations. HIV/AIDS, which first appeared in the U.S. in 1981, is spreading less rapidly, but still affects 1.1 million people, with 38,000 new cases diagnosed in 2017. Estimates […]
Kamala Harris has a plan to help prevent HIV from spreading. This map shows the areas of the US that are home to the most people living with the disease.
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8 potentially deadly conditions that may not show obvious symptoms at first

Some health conditions produce symptoms you can’t ignore.Kidney stones are legendarily painful. The flu makes you feverish and achy. Skin issues like eczema and acne cause changes you can see. But other conditions can be serious – sometimes deadly – without causing obvious symptoms, especially in their early stages. Some […]
8 potentially deadly conditions that may not show obvious symptoms at first
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The number of babies born with syphilis has more than doubled since 2013

The number of babies born with syphilis in the US has more than doubled since 2013, according to data released Tuesday by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The STD can pass to babies from infected mothers. When syphilis is transmitted to babies it can cause miscarriage, newborn death, […]
The number of babies born with syphilis has more than doubled since 2013