4 Hollywood Stars Lost to HIV

There have been many celebrities that have battled HIV in the past several decades. Some have continued to live a long life with the virus. Others, diagnosed in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, lost their lives far too early. Hollywood has gone through a great deal of change since the early 1980s. Since…

Spotlight: Genital Warts

Several STDs can cause blisters or bumps to appear on the genitals. Many people can confuse common bumps for what is known as genital warts. Genital warts are caused by a common STD known as human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus is transmittable through skin-to-skin contact. Genital warts can be a symptom of this viral…

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New Treatment Recommendations for 3 STDs

The World Health Organization recently announced by press release that it was altering its recommendations for the treatment of three very common STDs. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all bacterial infections that have traditionally been cured with a simple treatment of antibiotics. Due to an increase in antibiotic-resistant strains of these infections, newer treatments are…

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Can I Get an STD the First Time I Have Sex?

It is possible to contract an STD the very first time you have sex. Many people consider themselves virgins because they have not engaged in vaginal sex, however, this is not the only sexual activity that can expose a person to STDs. Many STDs can be transmitted through oral and anal sex, such as genital…

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6 Back-to-School Sexual Health Tips: The College Edition

It’s that time once again, the start of the university school year. For freshmen just starting out or seniors who think they know just about everything, the freedom that comes with this often treasured time in life can be overwhelming. While every single institution aligns with varying social norms for what is and isn’t acceptable…

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September is Sexual Health Awareness Month

Earlier this month, the World Association for Sexual Health observed its fifth annual Sexual Health Day on September 4th. The American Sexual Health Association has chosen to expand their sexual health resources for the full month. They are naming September to be this year’s Sexual Health Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the ASHA is offering…

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STD Myth Exposed: Antibiotics are a “Cure-All”

There are a lot of misconceptions about antibiotics and what illnesses they can treat. Many people believe that all STDs can be cured with an antibiotic but this is not true. While there are several STDs that can be treated with antibiotics, there are also many that cannot. Antibiotics are powerful medicines used to treat…

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Spotlight: Genital Herpes

Some people hear about genital herpes and instantly feel uncomfortable. Many people don’t actually understand what genital herpes is or how it spreads. Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses, herpes simplex virus type 1 and herpes simplex virus type 2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that in…

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5 Famous Musicians Lost to HIV

There have been many celebrities that have battled HIV in the past several decades. Some have continued to live a long life with the virus. Others, diagnosed in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, lost their lives far too early. Here’s a look at some culture defining musicians who have lost their lives to…