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Sexually Transmitted Disease

Surge in Wyoming gonorrhea prompts warning

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A surge in reported cases of gonorrhea in Wyoming is prompting state health officials to issue a warning about the sexually transmitted disease.

August 05, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Condom use among Montana, U.S. teens declines

Condom use among Montana, U.S. teens declines

Condom use among sexually active high school students throughout the United States, including Montana, declined in 2013, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 16, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

N.D. Health Department identifies syphilis outbreak

BISMARCK, N.D. — BISMARCK, N.D. — Sexually-transmitted diseases, especially syphilis and gonorrhea, are on the rise in North Dakota.

June 09, 2014 7:17 amLoading…

Ups and Downs:

STD boom. North Dakota public health officials reported “drastic” increases in reported cases of syphilis and gonorrhea last year. The incidence of these two sexually transmitted diseases outstrips the increase in population and is not limited to the western region of the state where oil pr…

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

One in 5 people living with HIV are unaware they are infected

One in five people living with HIV are unaware they are infected. It’s a sobering statistic, since HIV can be spread by having unprotected sexual contact with an HIV-positive person.

November 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Ravalli County rejects women's health money

HAMILTON — Commissioners in Ravalli County have rejected nearly $50,000 in federal funding for women's health care.

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Health concerns provide challenges for college students

As the seasons change from summer to fall, many students will be starting college for the first time or returning to the classroom.

August 21, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Shred-A-Thon to raise funds to fight HIV

The Yellowstone AIDS Project will host a Shred-A-Thon on June 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Montana Mobile Document Shredding, located at 2123 Second Ave. N. The public is invited to bring documents to the Shred-A-Thon to be securely destroyed for free. Donations will be accepted and all donat…

June 19, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming board aims to prevent spread of cattle STD

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Livestock Board has issued an order aimed at preventing the spread of a venereal disease in cattle called Trichomoniasis, which can cause cows to lose their calves.

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Health matters: Pap tests crucial to stop cervical cancer

Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. However, in the past 40 years, the number of cases and the number of deaths from cervical cancer have decreased significantly. This decline is the result of women getting regular Pap tests, which can f…

January 18, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

STD rate in U.S., Montana 'shockingly' high

Statistics for the three reportable sexually transmitted diseases in the United States — chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis — show that STD rates are still “shockingly” high, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

November 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Health Matters: Annual HIV test day promotes knowledge

In March and April, six new positive HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) tests were reported in Yellowstone County.

June 21, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Valentine's Day marks the start of National Condom Week

February 14th is synonymous with Valentine's Day, but it also marks the beginning of “National Condom Week.” This week is a great time to focus on the importance of safe sex and serves as a reminder to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and avoid unintended pregnancy …

February 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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