AWARENESS
The Importance of testing for STIs
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It’s STI Awareness Month 2018

It’s STI Awareness Month: everyone’s favorite time to gather around a lovely dinner spread and talk about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)! In all seriousness, we know that STIs can be a little uncomfortable to talk about, even with your doctor. It is, however, extremely important to have this conversation. Left Untreated, STIs Are More…

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Erin Andrews
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We Can Change This Stat

Cervical cancer is a dangerous disease that affects women across the globe. Advances in detection, treatment and prevention of cervical cancer in years past have helped us make great advances in defeating it, but the fight is not over. Cervical cancer affects women from all walks of life, both in and out of the…

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HSV causes oral and genital herpes.
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Oral and Genital Herpes: Lifelong, Yet Manageable Infections

Herpes is one of the most common and widely known sexually transmitted infections (also known as STIs, sexually transmitted diseases or STDs) in the world. Oral and genital herpes are viral infections caused by 1 or more types of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). While it’s likely that you have at least heard of…

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Hologic supports Cervical Health Awareness Month
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Honoring Cervical Health Awareness Month 2018

Support Your Health and Schedule Your Screening Did you know that in addition to the start of a new year, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month? This special month is a time to increase awareness about cervical health and encourage women to keep up with regular cervical screenings. Although up to 93% of cervical…

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Vaginitis Blog
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A Guide to Vaginitis and its Causes

Vaginitis is a very common infection that affects women across the world. Every day, women visit healthcare providers with vaginitis symptoms. Vaginitis, also known as vulvovaginitis, is actually a term that means inflammation of the vagina. The term vaginitis does not refer to a single type infection, but can develop as a result of…

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Cervical cancer survivor Amy Rodriguez.
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A Cervical Cancer Survivor on a Mission to Inform Women

Amy Rodriguez is a cervical cancer survivor who shares her story with people to encourage awareness about screening. After she was diagnosed and began treatment, Amy became an advocate for cervical health, encouraging women to talk with their doctors about cervical cancer screening and which tests are right for them based on current recommended…

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HeLa Event, Henrietta Lacks' Documentary, Cervical Health Screening
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Henrietta Lacks’ Impact on Cervical Cancer Screening

Since the premiere of HBO’s film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” based on the New York Times bestselling novel, many have learned about Henrietta Lacks’ extraordinary life story and significant impact on women’s health and cervical cancer screening. Hologic recently partnered with two women’s health advocacy organizations, The White Dress Project and Her…

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Gonorrhea: A Notorious Infection that Demands Your Attention

In this article, you will learn more about: the origin and background of gonorrhea; its prevalence; how it is transmitted; who is at risk and should be tested; and ways to protect yourself from gonorrhea infection. With proper detection and treatment, we can help reduce the prevalence of gonorrhea worldwide and help prevent serious…

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Cervical Health, Cervical Disease
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Cervical Disease: An Overview

Cervical disease and cervical cancer affect women in the United States and across the globe. Cervical cancer develops in the cervix, where the vaginal canal and uterus meet. It is unique among cancers in that it is usually caused by infection with a virus, the human papillomavirus (HPV). At one time, cervical cancer was the…

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