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Date:   February 11th, 2016

The importance of early treatment People are suggested to go through the test for STD to get an early treatment. Do you know that there is a new technology being used now by others in the comfort of their homes? Yes, STDs tests can now be done online through your personal computer, laptop and even through your handheld devices to easily get the results. The experts are hoping that this may bring easy access to make them more likely to be honest and then share the STD status with their partners. The new service, however is called Healthvana, it enables the patients to easily access the lab results as soon as they are completed at the clinic or in a medical center, typically that takes days. The patients will get an email instructing them to log into the secure online portal. The results are viewable through the app, so you can easily access it anywhere you are.

Date:   February 8th, 2016

The help that a mobile app brings

The Planned Parenthood mobile app is said to help people plan their family, particularly those living in California, Washington and Minnesota respectively. These states provide a home lab kit tests for 2 of the most typical STDs. The residents of the states can easily download the app straight to their Apple and Android phones and then order the kit for chlamydia and gonorrhea tests. The residents of the said states can now download the Planned Parenthood straight to their smartphones of tablets for free, but the test kit is around $149. You can pay it conveniently through the app using your credit or debit card.  The test kits went on a discreet packaging, and there is also an instruction of how you can use it. The users can also send a urine sample to the labs on the Planned Parenthood and then they will get the results through the app as well. For a while, the users can send messages to the doctors and to the nurses with queries. The users must 16 years old and above.

Date:   February 5th, 2016

The possibility of getting common STD in Women who are sexually active, but below 24 years old are at risk just like pregnant women, they must be checked for STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia and others. This new recommendation is from the American Preventive Task Force. These are the most common STDs in America with the rate ranging from 1.4M cases of chlamydia in 2013 alone. The government even backed the task force, according to a guideline published online. It is so essential to go through screening for such infections, since they do not just bring signs for men, but when they are left untreated, they can be very risky according to the authors.

Date:   February 2nd, 2016

Young girls must be vaccinated for HPV

In relation to the fears of most parents and some doctors, young girls who were given vaccines against STD brought about by HPV does not progress and develop and invite other sexually transmitted diseases than their friends. This was according to a new study. Some of the parents became hesitant with the thought of having their teens vaccinated due to the fear of being prone to other kinds of STDs. However, the HPV vaccines has been available in America since the year 2006 and young boys and girls are suggested to have this vaccine even before the STD Test, particularly those who are between 11 and 12 years of age. 

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