Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure.
It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say. But effect isn't strong enough to make it a stand-alone preventive treatment for herpes, expert says.
And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds. Resulting infections, including HIV, could add billions to U. The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies.
Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate. Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes. Experts Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says. Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure. Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation Only people born in the s reported having less sex between the ages of 20 and Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say.
Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past. Study Understanding specialized cells could be key to preventing genital herpes, researchers say. Study Australian effort saw nationwide rates drop up to 93 percent in girls, young women.
Report And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says. CDC Many more teens protected from whooping cough, meningitis than the sexually transmitted virus. Study Condom use, circumcision lowered risk of sexually infecting partners in study of African couples. Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate. Study Finding confirms suspicions experts have had for years.
Study Decline only found in immunized population, researchers say.
Casual Sex Increasing in U. Behavior may increase need for protection from sexually transmitted diseases.
Herpes Infects One in Six in U. Most don't know they have the disease, CDC says, upping risks for transmitting it to others.
Truckers Trailed By Risky Behaviors: Study Long haulers at risk of sexually transmitted diseases and hepatitis C, researchers say. Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk Unprotected skin may still transmit virus, but disease odds fall by 30 percent, study finds.
Air Pollution and Autism Risk. The CDC reports an alarming increase in STD rates and predicts Sexually transmitted diseases surge for the 4th straight year, CDC reports. Here's what you should know about the CDC's new data.