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Dating Apps, Not Billboards, Are the Secret to Winning the War on STIs

Carl Sandler | Posted 10.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

Sex is never the real danger and neither are apps. Shame and ignorance are. Apps present an opportunity to change the way we have sex, and as soon as we learn to harness their incredible power, we'll all be a lot safer.

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 09.30.2015 | Gay 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.

Susan Lizotte: Blood & Treasure

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

In her latest body of work, the curious and expansive series Mercury, painter Susan Lizotte both mines and mimics history to construct a poignant and eccentric allegory for the present day.

The Bleeding Red Pustules of Courage

Matthew Terrell | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

We accept the risks of this battle, and believe martyrdom is the highest calling for us warriors. This battle will not be over until every gay man in America has an uncurable sexually transmitted disease! We are ready to fight.

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants To Test Everybody For Syphilis Before Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

If one Oklahoma lawmaker has his way, people with sexually transmitted diseases will not just be getting married in his state. Senate Bill 733, int...

Super-Cheap Gadget Tests For HIV Using Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.11.2015 | Technology

Testing for certain sexually transmitted diseases -- including HIV -- just got a whole lot easier.

Why My Friends and Family Slut Shamed Me for Contracting an STI

Ed Coffin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

I got the same response from nearly everyone I told. They would all mention something sort of like this: "I'm glad to hear you got treated, but you should really be more careful and use protection."

Tuskegee Today

Jessica Cussins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

The notoriety of the Tuskegee syphilis study is unparalleled in the field of bioethics. Last week marked the 42nd anniversary of the horrific experiment's termination, and many people took the opportunity to recall Tuskegee and examine its relevance to the treatment of human research subjects today.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - More from Norway

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

C.M. Rubin, Dr. Richard Horowitz, and Siw Hansson at the NorVect Global Tick-borne Diseases Conference in Oslo Complicated problems usually have ...

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...

Gonorrhea, Syphilis Increasing In The US

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

More and more people are developing gonorrhea and syphilis in the U.S., according to a new government report examining cases of three sexually transmi...

Experts Still Don't Know Where This Sexually Transmitted Disease Came From

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/04/2013 08:06 AM EST on LiveScience Syphilis has been infecting people for centuries, and many re...

Kathleen Miles

Syphilis Scare In Porn Industry | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.09.2013 | Los Angeles

A porn star in the LA adult film industry has been declared syphilis-free after a press release identified him as a potential patient zero in a recent...

Rumors Of Another Syphilis Case In Porn Industry

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 10.06.2013 | Los Angeles

Amid rumors of a new syphilis case in the adult film industry, Los Angeles County health officials said Monday they have not received any official rep...

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.

3 Questions Every Post 50 Woman Should Ask Their Doctor

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

When people show up for a business meeting, they have the points they want to make at the ready. When they take their car to a mechanic, they come wit...

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...

Meet The Porn Star Who Started The Syphilis Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.24.2012 | Los Angeles

Every outbreak has a patient zero. Porn actor Mr. Marcus has come out and identified himself as the performer responsible for the current syphilis ...

Syphilis Valley

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 10.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

The people in porn seem to be connecting the dots, but not because pornographers, performers, and agents are sounding the war cry and finally endorsing the widespread use of condoms.

Advocacy Group Rips Porn Industry Over Syphilis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2012 | Los Angeles

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A porn industry trade group has announced a U.S. moratorium on producti...

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,...

UPDATE: Porn Industry Shutting Down Over Syphilis Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles

A cluster of syphilis diagnoses threatens to temporarily shut down the porn industry in Southern California. Adult Production Health & Safety Serv...

Kathleen Miles

Shocking New Stats About STDs In California | 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. ...