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Chlamydia Rates Reach Record High In U.S.

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. sexually transmitted diseases epidemic is increasing and the most common infection, chlamydia, has risen to record levels...

This Mobile Chlamydia Test Could Change How We Test For STIs

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living

A new smartphone-based test for chlamydia that delivers results in just 30 minutes could change the way we test for sexually transmitted disease...

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 20s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook c...

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....

Think You Might Have An STD? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Planned Parenthood launched a pilot program for at-home STD testing in California this week. It allows women (and men!) to be screened to for chlamydi...

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...

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 ...

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.

Cara Santa Maria

The Strange History Of The Condom | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.08.2012 | Science

The condom protects us from infection and unwanted pregnancy, and it has reshaped the history of sex across the world. Studying its strange past can t...

‘Like This Page’ To Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections

ScienceBlog | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention messages delivered by Facebook can be effective in promoting condom use among young adults in the shor...

Keeping New York's Youth Safe and Healthy

Joan Malin | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York
Joan Malin

Our teens want and need accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health, which is why we must do everything we can to ensure we are properly educating young people.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Sex Education: Does Abstinence-Only Education Really Work? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

2011-11-18-djfkdjfkjioejfkdkjiejie.jpgScience illuminates sexuality. And that is why it is so important that we learn about our bodies at an early age.

First Important Steps

Joan Malin | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

This week is National Sex Ed Week, and for the first time in 20 years, we're celebrating it knowing New York City will now require sex education to be taught in schools.

WATCH: Former Porn Actress Pleads For Condom Use In Films

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- If a health advocacy group gets enough petition signatures, Los Angeles residents could be asked to vote on whether porn producers must...

Catherine Pearson

A Sex Parasite Most Common In Women Over 40? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living

A sex parasite that causes one of the most common sexually transmitted infections is nearly twice as prevalent in women 50 and older, according to new...

College Students Reflect On 30 Years Of HIV/AIDS

Turnstyle | Posted 08.03.2011 | College

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.

Weekly Pulse: DADT, Vampire Bees, and Other Hazards to Your Health

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Dr. Kenneth Katz recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Health...

1 Chinese Baby Born With Syphilis Every Hour

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Every hour a baby is born in China with syphilis, as the world's fastest-growing epidemic of the disease is fueled by men with new money from the nati...

Weekly Pulse: Dr. George Tiller's Assassin Was No Lone Wolf

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger When Scott Roeder shot Dr. George Tiller in church last year, media accounts described him as a lone w...

Sexually Transmitted Infections Plague Kansas

The University Daily Kansan | Anna Archibald | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Alyssa sat nervously with her boyfriend in the waiting room. She had waited six months to get tested, and she was finally in the Lawrence Memorial Hos...

God and Abstinence

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

At the Mississippi Department of Human Services' summit, "Abstinence Works: Let's Talk About It," we didn't talk about abstinence, but we sure did chant, cheer, dance, pray and sing about it.

Black Women and the AIDS Crisis

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

According to Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS at the CDC, one in 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in her lifetime. That is unacceptable.