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When you add herpes and HPV to the mix, the Centers for Disease Control estimates as much as one-third of the U. We must mobilize, rebuild and expand services – or the human and economic burden will continue to grow.” Health officials in several states and at least one study have pinpointed internet-assisted dating as causing a 15.9 percent spike in reported HIV cases.The 2014 study, “Internet’s Dirty Secret: Assessing the Impact of Online Intermediaries on HIV Transmission,” looked at data in 33 states from 1999 to 2008 and concluded Craig’s List personal ads were to blame for the increase.So what else could be skewing transmission rates upward?

Chlamydia is almost twice as likely to affect Massachusetts women, though transmission rates among men are also on the rise.People were meeting and hooking up long before the internet and Cranston said the most important thing is communication. Seek out information about risk factors, screening clinics and if you can, always wear a condom.“If people are having sex and taking sexual risks – meaning condom-less sex with a partner or partners – then regular screening is your next best bet,” Cranston said.While The STD Project holds no political affiliation, and we are not formally aligned with any organization, other than those already listed on our about page, we think it's imperative we make our …Read Full Article Want to help eradicate STD stigma?Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

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