You’re Never Too Old to Get an STD

One of our experts discusses why older Americans are contracting sexually transmitted diseases — and why it matters.

Sexual Health

Support for PAP and HPV Testing Together Continues to Grow

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.

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When Is Vaginal Discharge Abnormal?

Most women regularly experience vaginal discharge, making it difficult to know when the discharge is a concern. Here are signs that it's time to see your health care provider.

Your Health

Studies Confirm the HPV Shot Is Safe

The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies reaffirm what past research has found -- the vaccine is safe.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?

Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with the test.

Menopause & Aging Well

How to Treat and Prevent Herpes

No one wants herpes, but, if you or your sexual partner has it, there are ways to lessen the risk of transmission and to treat the virus.

Sexual Health

STDs: A Serious Health Threat at Every Age

If you're back on the dating scene after being in a monogamous relationship, know that STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, aren't just a concern for teens and people in their 20s. STD rates are rising in older adults.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It

Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the vaccine -- which ultimately cuts the risk of several cancers—is a boon to public health.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

A new test for chlamydia can provide results within 30 minutes, potentially speeding up the start of treatment.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer's?

There's growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores also may cause Alzheimer's disease.

Menopause & Aging Well

Testing for Herpes: What You Need to Know

If you think you may have herpes, the waiting and the questions and concerns can be worrisome. Here's what you need to know about herpes testing.

Sexual Health

How to Deal With Your Partner's Herpes

If your partner has herpes, there is risk of transmitting the virus even when lesions are not present, but having your partner take a daily prescription antiviral therapy reduces risk.

Sexual Health

HPV After 50? It's No Joke

You can develop HPV after age 50 when a virus that was dormant for years "reactivates" decades later.

Menopause & Aging Well

This Symptomless Infection Can Cause Infertility

About 2.5 million American women have had pelvic inflammatory disease, an often-symptomless infection of the reproductive tract that can cause infertility and lasting abdominal pain, a new U.S. government report shows.

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Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds

Many American men are infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but unlike women, men are more likely to stay infected throughout their lives, a new study finds.

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