Dallas County Offers Free HIV Tests On World AIDS DayDallas County Health and Human Services will be offering free HIV testing Thursday in honor of World AIDS Day. The effort is being done in order to raise HIV awareness and improve HIV education.
Texas High Schools See Spike In STDsA West Texas High School sees a spike in chlamydia; but the uptick in STDs isn't isolated to this one school...
State Measure Cuts Funds From HIV PreventionTexas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure.
Oklahoma Bill Would Force STD Tests For Couples Prior To MarriageIf Senate Bill 733 passes in Oklahoma, couples who apply for marriage licenses there may be denied if they have a STD.
DCHHS Says Schools Need Free Condoms, Explicit Sex EducationTeenagers are constantly bombarded with sexually explicit messages, and Dallas County Health Director Zachary Thompson says they drown out the message of abstinence.
STD Rates Rising Among The ElderlyAn estimated 80 percent of 50- to 90-year-olds are sexually active, and rates of sexually transmitted diseases have doubled within this age group over the past decade.