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Healing Rejection From 15 Years Of Living With An STD

Brittany Policastro | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

I was 21 years-old when I contracted genital herpes from my boyfriend. And let me just say that I really do hate that word- herpes. It doesn't have an...

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...

3 Myths About IUDs You Need To Stop Believing

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.24.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Make the Pledge to #GetOnTop of Your Sexual Health & Help Millennials Have Safe Sex

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Jill Di Donato

Coming from a place of self-love and a place that doesn't tolerate shame, Hollender's #GetOnTop campaign is aspirational.

Tips for Talking to Teens About Sex

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

As early as even eight years old, some children begin to ask their parents about sex. They especially become aware of the differences in genitals when...

How to Discuss Your Sexual History with a New Partner

Em & Lo | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

We're not going to candy-coat it: The talk will be awkward as hell. Though not as awkward as a surprise case of herpes. Just don't make us pull out the cliche that if you're comfortable enough to get naked and grind with a new partner then you should be comfortable enough to talk with them.

New Study Says Monogamy Came About Because Our Ancestors Feared STIs

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Researchers at the University of Waterloo suggest that prehistoric people were just as worried about STIs as we are now, leading to more desire for monogamous relationships.

My Journey to Understanding HIV

Peter Jones | Posted 04.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Jones

This experience of self-diagnosing myself with HIV forced me to recognize that just because I'm HIV-negative, I don't have to think negatively of the virus or the people who live with it.

Sex and Seniors - STDs A New Reality For The Elderly

Derrick Y. McDaniel | Posted 04.06.2016 | Fifty
Derrick Y. McDaniel

Sex, sex and more sex. Lately it seems wherever I go (speaking event, supermarket, funeral etc.) I get asked questions about seniors having sex. In ...

Zombie Video Takes Turn You'll Never See Coming

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact

Zombies typically aren’t all that discerning when it comes to choosing their victims. But they should be –- as this short thriller points out. The...

Illinois Among Top 10 States Where You're Most Likely To Catch An STD

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.22.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Prairie State is one of only two northern states to make Roadsnacks' Top 10 list of states where you're most likely to catch a sexually transmitte...

Teens Are Having Sex, But They're Not Being Tested

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Only one-third of sexually active young adults and less than one-quarter of sexually active high schoolers have been tested for HIV, according to a ne...

Coming Soon: The All-in-One Solution to Sexual Health

The Conversation Africa | Posted 12.03.2015 | Women
The Conversation Africa

The current sexual and reproductive prevention methods have significantly improved the health and well-being of women and their families. But this is not enough.

This Is What the Future of Sex Ed (Hopefully) Looks Like in the U.S.

Fatherly | Posted 10.20.2015 | Education
Fatherly

If your memories of sex ed involve a gym teacher reassuring you that no one pees during sex or a science teacher blushing while explaining that boys don't menstruate, your experience is probably typical for your generation. But things haven't exactly gotten more progressive since then.

How Data Provides Insight To Improve Adolescents' Health

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

We all have a role to play in helping to protect the sexual health of our young people - youth can be more aware of the risks they face, and parents and schools can get the information they need to stay safe.

Syphilis Alert for New York State

Apicha Community Health Center | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Apicha Community Health Center

Earlier this month the New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute sent Apicha Community Health Center a memo asking us to pass along information regarding New York States continued increases in syphilis.

STDs Rising: NYC's Epidemic of Neglect

Matthew Ebert | Posted 08.21.2015 | New York
Matthew Ebert

In 2010, New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) quietly cut the most important and effective tool we have to end the AIDS epidemic --namely, HIV testing.

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.

Giant Penis Sprays Confetti For Safe Sex .. Come Again?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weird News

When a man in a giant penis costume ejaculates confetti on people, you pay attention. But are you thinking about practicing safe sex? That's the...

This Glowing Condom Changes Color If You Have An STD

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weird News

Glow yellow for herpes? A group of British teenage boys have presented an idea for a condom that changes color based on whether its wearer has an STD....

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.

Rhode Island Blames STD Spike On Hookup Apps Like Tinder

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Sexually transmitted disease rates in Rhode Island rose sharply between 2013 and 2014, and the state's department of health is pointing to hookup apps...

The Too-Well-Kept Secret to Preventing STDs

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Women with recurrences of chlamydia are at increased risk of potentially heartbreaking consequences, including pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. Fortunately, doctors have a powerful strategy to prevent reinfection -- but we're not yet making the most of it.

Why Sex Ed Is a Matter of Public Health

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Dr. Gloria Brame

We don't need studies to tell us that people who don't understand how to prevent pregnancy end up either as underage parents or abortion statistics. The key to reducing the need for abortions is reducing the number of pregnancies.

5 Reasons to Get Yourself Tested for STDs

Joan Malin | Posted 06.04.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

Everyone deserves a sex life that is safe and healthy. Many sexually active young people may not realize that getting tested is part of basic preventive health care and can actually help improve their sex lives. Here are five things that young people should know about getting tested and STDs: