Archive for September, 2007

Japan Provides Anti-AIDS Grant to Kenya

The HIV and AIDS campaign in Kenya received a generous gift from Japan as it offered to give a $3.6 million grant towards combating the disease that is taking over the country. The grant would be used to purchasing AIDS testing kits and producing cultural and educational television programs.The 2.8 million sets of rapid HIV/ AIDS test kits will be distributed to more than 800 voluntary testing centers in public hospitals and other outlets throughout the country.Although the number of infected in…

STD Rise Defies Safe-Sex Message

Health authorities in New Zealand are concerned by the rising rates of chlamydia in west Auckland. It has become the most common sexually transmitted disease in the area with young people being affected more than ever.According to local statistics, 322 cases were reported between 2006 and 2007 in west Auckland, up 14% on the previous year’s figures. In that same report, women aged 15 to 24 and men from 20 to 24 are most commonly affected.Chlamydia can lead to other serious health problems includ…

Teen STD Cases Rise in St. Louis

Cases of sexually transmitted diseases are getting more frequent across the St. Louis area, most notably among teenagers and young adults.A recent study shows that the number of chlamydia cases in the city of St. Louis climbed from 3,206 in 2002 to 4,581 in 2006. Of those cases, 41 percent were people 15 to 19 years old.Meanwhile, in the St. Louis County, 7,100 residents were diagnosed in 2006 with either chlamydia or gonorrhea, up from 4,821 in 2002. About 70 percent of them were 15 to 24 years…