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STDs are Incredibly Common - So Why The Stigma?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Chlamydia, herpes, HIV - I could go on. I'm sure most of these terms sound familiar to the majority o...

Why This Woman Celebrates Her Herpes Diagnosis Every Year

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women

Ella Dawson has herpes, and she's not ashamed to tell you -- and the rest of the world -- all about it. In a TEDx Talk she gave in Connecticut in Apri...

Please Stop Using PrEP to Abandon Condoms

Matthew Terrell | Posted 12.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

I understand that we do not fear HIV like we used to; however, this does not mean we should outright dismiss other STIs because they are easily treatable.

Everything You Think You Know About Herpes Is Wrong | Posted 11.16.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kristine Thomason Hate to break it to you, but you probably have herpes. Turns out, nearly two-thirds of the global population is infected with h...

Week to Week News Quiz for 10/30/15

John Zipperer | Posted 10.30.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Debate whether there are any "gotcha questions" here by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints...

More Than Half The World Has Oral Herpes, WHO Reports

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living

More than half the world's population carries the herpes simplex virus commonly known as oral herpes, a new report from the World Health Organization ...

Developing a Herpes Vaccine: A New Approach

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.04.2016 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

We are working to optimize models to test whether the vaccine will be effective in reducing recurrences in people already infected with HSV, and we are completing the preclinical work required to test this new vaccine in people.

New Vaginal Gel With AIDS Drug Can Prevent Genital Herpes

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By Gene Emery(Reuters Health) - An experimental vaginal gel containing a drug used to treat the AIDS virus could prevent half of cases of genital herp...

Living With An STD And The Shame Game

Richard Cordova | Posted 07.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Cordova

Making an effort to learn from a past choice (and its consequences) is healthier and more productive than wasting your time berating yourself (or anyone else) for something that happened in the past.

Sex on Demand: What's it Worth?

Richard Cordova | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Cordova

With the advent of location based hookup and dating apps such as Tinder and Scruff, looking for love - whether for life or for the night, has never been easier. But, easier has its consequences.

Why This Woman Celebrates The Day She Was Diagnosed With Herpes

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women

In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Friday, writer Ella Dawson opened up about the "tidal wave of shame" she felt when she first found out she had...

Woman's Mysterious 'Burning Mouth Syndrome' Caused By Herpes Strain

Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Tanya Lewis Published: April 10, 2015 03:44pm ET A healthy 65-year-old woman developed a relentless burning feeling in her mouth that stump...

A Herpes Vaccine May Be In Sight

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

One in five Americans suffer silently from genital herpes, according to immunologist Dr. William Halford, an associate professor of microbiology at So...

NYC, Orthodox Jews Reach Deal On Circumcision Suction Ritual

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - New York City has reached a tentative agreement with local rabbinical leaders regardin...

Herpes, the Love Bug

Marnie Nir | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Marnie Nir

You know how they say, "Karma's a b-tch?" Boy, is she ever. And though, admittedly, it has taken some time for me to fully appreciate her twisted se...

Finally, A Scrotal Condom For The Common Man

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.02.2014 | Weird News

This might be the best form of birth control to hit the market yet -- because nobody will have sex with you if you wear it. The Scroguard is essent...

Why Boomers Need A Refresher Course In Safe Sex

High50 | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty

Educational campaigns have been aimed at the young and as a result 20 and 30-somethings know the rules: condoms for casual sex and full sexual health checks when they move on to exclusive relationships. However, many over-50s feel uneasy about visiting sexual health clinics, despite the fact that they forget about using condoms, because contraception is no longer an issue.

Herpes Shows Up Like a Missionary

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

Herpes shows up like a missionary -- completely unexpected and completely inconvenient. Like said missionary, herpes stops by to warn how dangerously you lead your life. But, really, you know Goddess sent them here to punish you.

'I Got 99 Problems And Herpes Is Only One'

Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When writer and comedienne Jennifer Lemons was informed she had herpes, "it felt like a huge deal." Today, the future looks much brighter. "Ther...

When It Comes To STD Lawsuits, Porn Star Is Just The Beginning

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 10.14.2013 | Los Angeles

The prosecution of an adult film actor who was sentenced to jail last week for exposing two co-stars to syphilis is rare both within the porn industry...

Cancer, Oral Sex and Presidential Politics: Did Bill Clinton Cause an Increase in Throat Cancer?

Hal Herzog | Posted 09.04.2012 | Science
Hal Herzog

Bryan Fischer is most famous for his gay-bashing diatribes. But in a recent attack on Democrats, he also took on heterosexual oral sex (which he cryptically refers to as "the kind of activity that President Clinton practiced in the Oval Office").

Woman Awarded $900,000 For Herpes Infection

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Crime

A jury awarded an Oregon woman $900,000 after her date allegedly gave her herpes. The decision came after four days of testimony and two hours of d...

Jason Cherkis

At Rick Santorum-Connected Health Care Facility, Herpes, Porn and Drug Dealing | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

With Former Sen. Rick Santorum's rise in the Iowa polls and renewed interest in his candidacy, The Huffington Post looks back at a story it published ...

Is It Really That Bad To Share Lip Balm?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

A young lady asked me last week if sharing lipstick with a friend could transmit herpes. She was worried, because her friend had a cold sore, and while they were out clubbing they ended up sharing lipstick in the bathroom.

Jason Cherkis

Inside Rick Santorum-Linked Universal Health Services Facility: Herpes, Porn and Drug Dealing | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- T. entered The Pines Residential Treatment Center, located in Portsmouth, Va., needing help for his emotional disorders, gender identity...