active gay men vulnerable to new, highly infectious bacteria
Sexually active gay men are many
times more likely than others to acquire a new, highly
antibiotic-resistant strain of the so-called MRSA bacteria widely
know as the "superbug," a UCSF-led study shows.
courtesy of CDC
News Office, Jan. 14, 2008
in underage girls with sex disease
The number of cases of chlamydia
among under-16s in London has risen ninefold in four years.
Figures show some primary care trusts
in the capital diagnosed more than 20 times as many cases among
underage girls last year than in 2003/4.
Today, experts attributed the rise in
the sexually transmitted disease, which can lead to infertility, to
a lack of warnings about the dangers of underage sex.
Chlamydia is the most commonly
diagnosed STD and it is estimated up to one in 10 sexually active
young people has the disease, although there are often no obvious
Four Teen Girls Infected With a Sexually Transmitted Disease
One in four teenage girls in the
United States is infected with a sexually transmitted disease,
according to data released Tuesday by the CDC.
The figures, based on research
conducted in 2003 and 2004, show that nearly one in five girls
between 14 and 19 years old is infected with human papillomavirus (HPV),
which can cause of cervical cancer and genital warts. About one in
25 girls carries chlamydia, a sexually transmitted bacterium.
March 11, 2008