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College Students Reflect On 30 Years Of HIV/AIDS

Turnstyle | Posted 08.03.2011 | College
Turnstyle

A lot has changed since the eighties. Or so I'm told. I wasn't born until 1991 -- the same year Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV.

Decapitated Head Of St. Vitalis, Patron Saint Of Genital Disease, To Be Sold At Auction

AOL Weird News | David Moye | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

The term "VD" is slang for venereal disease, but, in this case, it can also stand for "Vitalis' Dome," as in St. Vitalis, the patron saint for genital...

Sensibility Over Partisanship in Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Richard Buery | Posted 06.19.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

When it comes to solving teen pregnancy, we know what works. Slashing effective services based on politics or ideology unfairly impacts those of us who are the most vulnerable.

HPV Risk From Oral Sex Is Underestimated

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

There was also this disturbing notion that many teens think of oral sex as a low-risk sexual activity; they have a misguided notion that it has less of a risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

Why "the Gays" Need Planned Parenthood Too

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

I grew up in Schenectady, a small city in upstate New York. Sex education was an embarrassing night with my younger brother in the school cafeteria w...

Three Children Honor Their Late Mother by Raising Awareness of Anal Cancer and HPV

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Utz

I wanted to share the story of a group of individuals who have taken a great tragedy and turned it into something positive.

STD Testing: Which Tests You Should Get and Why

Health.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Doctors have their own opinions about who should be tested for which sexually transmitted disease (STD), but it's really up to you. When official ...

My Post-Divorce Dating Mishaps

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

I'll be the first to admit that I didn't know much about marriage when I said "I do" the first time...

Sex Over 50: WSJ Reports The New Normal, And It's Great! Dr. Pat's Notebook

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 07.19.2011 | Style
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Originally posted on Women's Voices for Change. The Wall Street Journal published an essay by Dr. Mark Lachs, head of geriatrics for the New York-P...

Why the Porn Industry's HIV Problem Is Our Problem, Too

Kellee Terrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kellee Terrell

It's obvious that not using condoms in porn is a safety hazard, but I have also often wondered: How much of a safety hazard is it for viewers to consume condomless porn?

No Alarms and No Surprises: Coming Out to Parents as a Writer (and a Human)

Melissa Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melissa Broder

Nowadays, memoirs of the social and psychological underbelly are commonplace. I'm surprised more has not been written about navigating the parent-child relationship as a writer.

Check-in on Foursquare, Unlock a Healthier Sex Life

Jason Rzepka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Rzepka

MTV and foursquare announced a new partnership to encourage sexually-active youth nationwide to GYT: Get Yourself Tested. The campaign addresses the need for regular testing -- and open communication about testing. 

Why an STD Test Could Save Your Life

Joan Malin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

Before you convince yourself that you're not at risk, consider the facts. The most recent national estimates suggest that there are approximately 19 million new cases of STIs each year.

How to Get a Sexually Transmitted Disease Without Having Sex

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) can be transmitted without sex, that is, without intercourse. Even grandma kissing you at Christmas might pass on cold sores (a herpes virus).

STDs: America's Sexual Health Is Screwed

Michael Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinstein

Sex positive European cultures could teach us a lot. They are sexually permissive but don't have the level of disease or unwanted pregnancies that we have.

MTV Asks Audience: Do You GYT?

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tina Wells

Using the acronym GYT for "Get Yourself Tested" for STDs, MTV's hoping that the simplicity of this simple phrase will have an impact on teens and young adults.

Scott Southworth, Wisconsin DA, Threatens To Arrest Sex-Ed Teachers

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Wisconsin district attorney is urging schools to drop their sex-education programs, warning that the teachers involved could be arrested if they fol...

Illinois' High STD Rate: Health Officials Encourage STD Testing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's National STD Awareness Month--and Illinois residents should think about getting tested. According to the the Illinois Department of Public Heal...

Sex.com To Be Auctioned: Hey, Bill Gates, How About Bidding on it?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Balkam

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation should convert sex.com into the world's leading safe sex portal for videos, tips and guides on how to have a wonderful, responsible sex life.

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper Know that HIV isn't Someone Else's Issue

Nancy Mahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nancy Mahon

Risky sexual behavior is putting women in the UK at a higher risk for HIV infection. Pop stars Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper take the stage to show the issue is more universal than they may think.

Olympian Sex? Athletes To Use 100,000 Condoms

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Richmond

That plays into the way "media uses sexuality, creating it as mysterious, taboo and exciting. Sexual imagery in the media is almost exclusively young, fit people," so "athletes are sexy by definition."

Sex Ed in Utah

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

My legislative district in St. George, Utah, is conservative, and I am conservative. Yet, I am running legislation to promote contraceptive education. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

This Valentine's Day, Give the Gift of Conversation

Joan Malin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

Open conversations about sex are some of the most important aspects of a relationship. So this Valentine's Day, how can you make these conversations easier on yourself and your partner?

In Talking about Women and AIDS, Lips Stay Sealed -- Fighting AIDS is Not a One-Woman Job

Nancy Mahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nancy Mahon

Nearly 75 percent of American women do not know their HIV status and do not think they need to -- a deadly misconception. We've launched a new campaign to drive awareness about this risk.

Science and Sense in the Abstinence Wars

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

When I read the lead paragraph of this week's news story on the success of an experimental, abstinence-only sex ed curriculum, my first thought was: "Yes, but..."