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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Why Gay Men Make Great Hosts

Matthew Terrell | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

As gay men have become more liberated--open about their sexuality and interested in exploring the extents of its expression--they have become increasingly at risk for infection.

5 STDs You Should Worry About More Than Ebola

Em & Lo | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Next time you sleep with someone new, think about asking them to discuss their sexual history -- when they were last tested, what STDs they have had or still have, if they always use condoms, etc.

An Important HIV Prevention Option

Karen E. Mark, MD, PhD | Posted 12.01.2014 | San Francisco
Karen E. Mark, MD, PhD

Approximately 5,000 Californians become newly infected with HIV every year -- almost 14 every day. These HIV infections are preventable using tools that we currently have available, and PrEP is one of these important tools.

This STD Has Had A Troubling Surge Among Gay And Bisexual Men

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices

By David Beasley ATLANTA, May 8 (Reuters) - Syphilis, a sexually transmitted venereal disease, is rising among gay and bisexual men af...

Not-So-Safe Secrets in the Age of No Secrets

Zandile Mqwathi | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Zandile Mqwathi

Having been diagnosed with HIV eight years ago as a young woman, I have learned some lessons in the dating scene, especially the sensitive issue of sharing the secret or hiding it.

Comprehending Comprehensive Sexual Education

Hannah Berkman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Hannah Berkman

The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.

'Honey, We Need to Talk' -- Facing That Dreaded STD Conversation

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

As we approach National STD Awareness Month in April, it's important to address what for many people can be a hugely anxiety-provoking conversation: s...

Positive Statuses and Challenges From a Dating Perspective

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Preetam Kaushik

In a world that is obsessed with fitness, six-pack-abs, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, there is something more imperative that's been taking a ...

Oral HPV and Throat Cancer -- What You Need to Know

Jen Landa, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Landa, M.D.

Remember, there's a high probability that if you have been sexually active, you have or have had HPV. Get screened, prevent transmission of the virus with barrier protection, support your immune system and consider vaccinations for your kids or if you are in the appropriate age range.

This STD Could Become Immune To Antibiotics

Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Sexually transmitted diseases are always dangerous, but strains of the infections that can mutate and become resistant to drugs are making treatment m...

All Single, Sexually Active Post 50s Should Read This

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | JOAN PRICE | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com STDs are on the rise for people 50+, so if you think you can't get a sexually transmitted disease, think again. Qu...

D.C. Government Wants You To Wrap It Up

Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Starting Tuesday, a new commercial from District of Columbia health officials will promote condom use in the nation's capital. The co...

Empowering Change for Adolescents around the World

Pamela Barnes | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Recently, I toured a health clinic in India and met a girl named Anju. Anju's family is poor. They live far away in a remote village that has no running water or health care. Although Anju is only 14, her parents expect her to marry and start having children soon.

STDs: Don't Put Your Sexual Health in Jeopardy

Deborah Arrindell | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Deborah Arrindell

Trichomoniasis, or "Trich," is the most common, curable STD in the United States, yet a recent survey by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) found that only one in five women are familiar with it.

Let's Talk (and Text and Tweet) About Sex

Dr. Mike Dow | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mike Dow

When it comes to your sex life, which one of these two philosophies do you live your life by: (A) Ignorance is bliss or (B) Knowledge is power? Research shows the latter keeps us healthy, but it also shows that too many of us are living life by the former.

WRAP IT UP! Report Reveals Disturbing Info On State STD Rates

Hannah Bricker | Posted 02.07.2013 | San Francisco

Despite state-wide efforts to combat the rise of sexually transmitted diseases, syphilis is on the rise in California. A new report from the Califo...

Surprising Find About Sex And Condoms?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Women

What a new study suggests about sexual pleasure.

Breaking It Down: The Human Papillomavirus

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized as a transmissible pathogen for the past several decades, the controversial use of HPV vaccines has vaulted the pesky bug into eyes of the mainstream media and scientific communities alike.

The Story Behind the New Tattoo on My Right Wrist

Brad Crelia | Posted 01.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Brad Crelia

Sitting in the doctor's office after class a few weeks ago, I had a sense of what was coming. But a thousand cups of coffee couldn't have gotten my blood going any more than it was that day.

The Porn Industry May Be Facing A Syphilis Outbreak

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine,...

Kathleen Miles

Shocking New Stats About STDs In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Generally, you expect to see preventable diseases decline in advanced societies. Not so with some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California. ...

Four Things Student Loans And STDs Have In Common

Your Finances Simplified | Dominique Brown | Posted 09.02.2012 | Money

Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral - they all sound nice especially when tacked at the end of one's name. But, as with all things beautiful, the...

Are You DDF?

Jayson Littman | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Jayson Littman

As a community, we need to be more aware of STIs. We should each make sure to have at least one close friend to talk to about our health record, and I certainly hope each and every one of us has a doctor with whom we are comfortable talking about our sexual experiences.

Sex Ed Law Under Scrutiny

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Spurred by a classroom demonstration involving a sex toy, Tennessee recently enacted a pro-abstinence sex education law that is am...

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...