Total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2015 reached the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were more than 1.5 million chlamydia cases reported (1,526,658), nearly 400,000 cases of gonorrhea (395,216), and nearly 24,000 [...]
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Lawmakers made progress in a variety of legislative areas this year, but the session was dominated by a handful of high-profile issues: transportation, medical marijuana (both of which passed), and SB 129, the “Religious Freedom” Bill (which did not). Despite disapproval from organizations like Georgia’s Chamber of Commerce, SB 129 looked like it was making [...]
As we commemorate HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Day on June 30, we celebrate how far Zambia has come in the fight against AIDS: the rate of new infections dropped by 58 percent between 2001 and 2011; more than 600,000 people are on anti-retroviral treatment; and more than two million people are counseled and tested [...]