Sexual Health in the News Week of Nov 13- Nov 19

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Sexual Health Innovations, a nonprofit software start-up in San Francisco, has developed an online reporting system for campus sexual violence. The service lets college students anonymously record details of sexual assaults and report them later.
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CDC Sees 'Alarming' Increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases - NBC News
"Certainly, this is the first time since 2006 that all three of our notifiable sexually transmitted diseases have increased, [and] some of the increases are quite alarming," reports Dr. Gail Bolan, Director of the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC. 
 
Once a frightening diagnosis, HIV is now very treatable. But, experts say rates of infection are still too high. Here's an update on HIV transmission and treatment.
 
One of the largest studies to investigate the relationship between sex and happiness is also the first to find that having sex once a week is the sweet spot in the happiest relationships.
 
Today's revolution for women is knowing exactly when to expect your period, according to Ida Tin, co-founder and chief executive of the reproductive health tracking app Clue.
 
A little-known sexually transmitted disease may actually be fairly common, according to a new study. Here's what you need to know about Mycoplasma genitalium
 
The biggest roadblock to providing HIV treatment to patients is the fear, anxiety and other psychological barriers that prevent them from getting tested in the first place, according to a new study. 
  
New research finds that high-risk groups given preventive HIV medication via their community health provider are less likely to become infected, but only if they take it regularly.
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