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A recent report supports the idea that women over age 40 who screen negative for HPV may not need to be tested for cervical cancer as often as current guidelines recommend.
Photo source: National Cancer Institute
Rates of STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, were at their highest levels ever in 2015, according to a recent report from the CDC. People at risk should be tested and, if necessary, treated to lower the chance of developing serious health conditions and infecting others. Photo source: CDC
A new approach to testing for infections may allow healthcare practitioners to quickly determine whether a patient has a bacterial or viral infection, and to determine the right treatment in a timely way. Photo source: CDC, Lauren Bishop