Sexually Transmitted Diseases


17 Things You Should Know About HPV

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, often goes away without treatment, but it can lead to cervical cancer and other problems. Here's what you need to know about HPV, HPV vaccines, and more.   View slideshow

Good News About Down-There Cancer

The latest lifesaving info about how you can keep your reproductive system healthy.
By now, you’ve read about the controversial mammogram screening recommendations introduced last year, and probably talked them through with your doctor. Meanwhile, there have been other major but less-hyped developments in women’s cancer research—from new guidelines on Pap smears to fresh findings about ovarian cancer symptoms. Here’s what you need to know before your next gyno visit.   Read More


10 Worst States for Women’s Health

Here’s our list of 10 states where women are especially hard hit by poverty, STDs, and high rates of smoking, and often struggle for access to family planning, prenatal care, mammograms, and Pap smears.   View slideshow


16 Signs You May Have HIV

Within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40% to 90% of people experience flulike symptoms, but sometimes symptoms don't appear for years after infection. Here are some signs that you may be HIV-positive.   View slideshow

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