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EDITORIAL: Students deserve more testing and treatment

EDITORIAL: Students deserve more testing and treatment

March 15, 2019

People ages 15–24 are at a much higher risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections than older adults and acquire half of all new STIs, according to the Center for Disease Control. Testing, diagno...

Laws discriminating against transgenders will not be tolerated

By Editorial Board

April 13, 2015

Prior to rewrites and amendments, the recent religious freedom laws enacted in Indiana and Arkansas posed a real threat to the LGBTQ community. The legislation essentially legalized discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs. Though the appropriate changes were made following intense backlash, the fight for equality and human rights continues as more than six states move forward with bills that discriminate against the t...

Improved HPV vaccine protects against 9 types of the virus

HPV Vaccine

By Associate Editor

March 30, 2015

In an effort to reduce sexually transmitted infections among young people, scientists in London have developed a new human papilloma virus vaccine that inoculates people against nine strains of the vi...


Chlamydia infection most common among young people, women

November 17, 2014

According to the Sept. 26 edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, an estimated 1.8 million people in the U.S. have chlamydia, with females a...

Police clock in, budget clocks out

February 17, 2014

The Chicago Police Department’s current strategy of transferring officers from their desk jobs to the streets successfully reduced crime in 2013, but it carried an unreasonably high price tag. The overtime bill ran up to $103.5 million, nearly $10 million more than the department projected in the 2013 budget. The overinflated cost raises questions about how effectively the police department is utilizing its resources and whet...

Health clinic suspends testing

By Lisa Schulz

February 27, 2012

Students who missed celebrating February as National Condom Month can still receive testing for sexually transmitted diseases, but they’ll have to travel off-campus and possibly pay their own way.For the first time in five years, the Student Health Center in the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, posted a notice that HIV and STD testing was suspended for the spring 2012 semester because of budget cuts from the free ...

Captivity concerns

By Bethany Reinhart

March 8, 2010

Things at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., have returned to normal. Killer whale shows including “Believe” have resumed, money is pouring in and the media blitz surrounding trainer Dawn Brancheau’s death has subsided. Here in Chicago, Brancheau was laid to rest March 1 at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel on the city’s South Side.Although headlines have faded about Brancheau’s violent death and Tilikum, the killer whale responsible...

E-cards take the burn out of STD notification

By Ashley Badgley

February 9, 2009

When a person finds out he or she has an STD and wants to inform past sexual partners they may have been infected, the conversation can be awkward. But the Chicago Department of Public Health has partnered with a website called InSpot to alleviate some of that discomfort with STD notification e-cards.InSpot was originally created in California in 2004 as a response to an increase in STDs among gay men, said Dr. William Wong ...

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