Report Shows STD Decline in St. Louis, Still Leads at No. 1St. Louis city communicable disease specialist Becki Davis says STDs know no borders.
Illinois Stops Paying Local Health Clinics for STD TestingIllinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testing for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases at state labs, a move that shifts the cost to local jurisdictions.
Local Barber Shop Finds a Way to Fight STD'sShacks Barber Shop in downtown St. Louis is a condom distribution site and has been helping to prevent STD's in the area for the last 20 years.
St. Louis City Barbershops to Help Lower STDsSix city barbers have already signed on to the plan and will be trained to converse about STD's and how to prevent them.
STD Rates Among St. Louis-Area Teens Astoundingly HighMelba Moore, St. Louis City Health Commissioner, said her department wants to do more to education young people about protection.
Illinois House Passes Changes To Sex EducationUnder the current school code in Illinois, schools which teach sex education should emphasize abstinence.
St. Louis Still Ranks High in STDsAn annual report released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing the city in 2011 ranked second for chlamydia and gonorrhea rates and 16th for syphilis rates.
Pediatricians Recommend Boys Get the HPV vaccineThe infection usually doesn't cause any symptoms and goes away on its own. But certain types of the virus may cause genital warts and in some cases cancer.