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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Learn more about how to prevent and heal your body from these diseases:

   Venereal Diseases
   Bacterial Vaginosis
   Human Papilloma Virus
   Anal Warts

Shaving Prevention
Prevent pubic shaving sores that lead to open gateways for STDs.

   Razor Burn
   Ingrown Hair

Pap Smear
Pap smear test can detect early signs of HPV and help prevent cervical cancer.

   Pap Smear

Vaginal Yeast Infection
Yeast infections seem to be only rarely passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

A male partner of a woman with a yeast infection usually will have no symptoms, but some men may get an itchy rash on the penis.

   Vaginal Yeast Infection


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  • Take a swab of saliva from inside your mouth. Put it into a vial of test fluid, and 20 minutes later you'll learn if you're infected with the virus that causes AIDS.
    John J. Lumpkin, Associated Press Wed Oct 26, 8:00 PM ET

  • Cheaper "Group Tests" Flag Infectious HIV Carriers (05/06/2005, Reuters Health)

  • Contraceptives Do Not Hamper HIV Drugs (05/04/2005, United Press International)

  • Many HIV-Positive Gay Men Unaware They're Infected (04/26/2005, Reuters Health)

  • International Trial of Two Microbicides Begins (02/11/2005, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

  • FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Home-Use Diagnostic Kits Marketed by Globus Media (02/07/2005, Food and Drug Administration)

Hepatitis C

  • Genes Predict Response to Hep C Treatment (05/05/2005, United Press International)

  • Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus in Laboratory: New In Vitro Model System Will Allow Study of Therapeutics and Virus Life Cycle (02/22/2005, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)


  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Making Progress (05/06/2005, Reuters Health)


  • Research Breakthroughs Hold Promise of Cervical Cancer Eradication (05/03/2005, Canadian Press)

  • Immunity Affects Pap Smears in HIV-Infected Women (04/19/2005, Reuters Health)