Compared to five years ago, more health care providers trust co-testing with a PAP test and an HPV test as what’s best for women.
HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is a disease in which there is a severe loss of the body's immune system. The immune system is our body's natural defense and allows us to fight off viruses, bacteria and other disease-causing infections. READ MORE
Trichomoniasis is the most common curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. Infected women may experience a frothy, yellow-green vaginal discharge with a strong odor, discomfort during intercourse and urination, or itching in the genital area. READ MORE
If the three letters H-P-V make you recoil, they shouldn't. Chances are, you have been infected by one or more types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and didn't even realize it. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people will become infected by at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. The CDC reports that 79 million people are currently infected with HPV. READ MORE