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Singapore saw 275 new cases of HIV this year – and almost 50% were already in the late stage when detected

The majority - 55% - were detected by HIV tests done in the course of medical care.

A new plan to eradicate HIV and AIDS in Singapore by 2030 suggests including HIV testing in regular health screenings

Over 500,000 people in Singapore are at risk of contracting HIV, and the majority are men.
HPV is spread through skin-to-skin contact so condoms aren't guaranteed to stop the spread of HPV from one person to the next.

A therapist needed rectal surgery to treat his HPV, and he said it changed his life for the better

The creator of a sex education YouTube channel hopes sharing his experience can fight stigma and help people have safe and fulfilling sex lives.
Follow-ups with your doctor after bariatric surgery should be life-long.

Anal cancer is on the rise in the US, and almost all cases are linked to HPV

More than 90% of anal cancer cases in the country have been linked to HPV, the most common sexually-transmitted disease.
Many crowd diagnoses are "wildly inaccurate," one study author said.

People are trying to diagnose their gonorrhea and chlamydia on Reddit, and doctors worry it’s making outbreaks worse

A new study found the crowd-diagnosis trend is growing, and could lead to misdiagnoses, ineffective treatments, and the spread of STDs.
It's possible the impersonal nature of dating apps has led to more unprotected sex.

STD rates in Hawaii are the highest in 30 years, and officials blame dating apps

While online dating may make it easier to meet more partners, there's no proof people are having more sex or more unprotected sex.
Antibiotics are currently used to treat chlamydia, but more and more STIs are evolving to resist some current antibiotics.

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.

There are 1 million new STI cases globally every day, and many current antibiotics used to treat them are becoming antibiotic resistant.
Drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhea bacteria are responsible for 820,000 gonococcal infections in the US per year.

There’s evidence that French kissing is responsible for the global rise in gonorrhea, and it’s hard to protect yourself from the risk

The study found that men who only kissed their partners had higher transmission rates than men who only had sex with their partners.
Health startup Nurx will soon start selling tests and treatments for sexually-transmitted infections.

A $111 million health startup dubbed the ‘Uber for birth control’ is expanding into a sensitive new area: sexually-transmitted infections

There have been large and consistent increases in sexually-transmitted diseases in recent years, with almost 2.3 million cases in 2017.
Marcia Cross said she decided to publicly share her diagnosis and new HPV information in order to destigmatize anal cancer.

Marcia Cross says her anal cancer may have come from the same strain of HPV that caused her husband’s throat cancer. Here’s how that’...

Marcia Cross is fighting the stigma associated with anal cancer. The HPV vaccine can prevent more than 90 percent of related cancers, including anal.