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Spotlight: Yeast Infection

Yeast infections are caused by a fungus known as Candida albicans. Candida is the scientific name for vaginal yeast. It is a fungus that can live in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control but If you are sick, taking antibiotics, are pregnant, have diabetes or HIV it can multiply and cause…

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3 More Questions About Trich

Previously, we discussed some common questions patients ask about trichomoniasis, or trich. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers trich to be a very common STD, let’s take a deeper look at some more common questions about the infection. What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis? According to the CDC, only about 30% of…

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Spotlight: Urinary Tract Infection, or UTI

One of the most common infections in people is a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Many times, our patients will confuse a UTI for other common STDs such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. While most of these infections are treatable, it is important to know which kind of infection you have so that you may be…

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When Do HIV Symptoms Begin to Show?

For the past few decades, there have been many scientific advancements in combatting the spread of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Even with all of the research and medical advances in that time, many people are still confused by what the symptoms of infection are and when they will begin to appear. HIV is a…

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

Marked by the symbol of wearing a red ribbon, World AIDS Day started in 1988 as a way to show solidarity and strength within the HIV/AIDS community and its allies. In the nearly 30 years since its inaugural celebration, the medical advances made continue to shape the lives of those living with HIV for the…

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5 Big Stories in Sexual Health in 2016

The big sexual health stories in 2016 serve as a reminder that great progress continues to be made, yet there is still a long way to go when it comes to curing and eradicating diseases in the U.S. and around the globe. As we make our way toward 2017, here’s a list of the stories…

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3 Memorable TV Moments About HIV

It is hard to remember a time when HIV wasn’t talked about on television. Today, many television series include characters in the main cast who are living with HIV. Throughout the past three decades, television has had several important moments where HIV and AIDS were discussed. Whether it was a guest actor coming in to…

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Raises $3.2 Million for AIDS Research

Earlier this month, the Elton John AIDS Foundation held their 15th Annual New York Gala. The event, which was set up to raise funding for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and awareness was held on November 2nd. The event was successful in raising over $3.2 million dollars for the cause. The night was hosted by talk show…

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Spotlight: Chlamydial Conjunctivitis

Chlamydia can take many forms by infecting the genitals, the anus or the throat. Chlamydia can also begin to infect the eyes in what is known as chlamydial conjunctivitis. This type of infection can also be known by another name; adult inclusion conjunctivitis. Adult Chlamydial Conjunctivitis is a type of bacterial conjunctivitis that is caused…

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Jim Carrey Lawsuit Raises STD Questions

Actor Jim Carrey, made famous by films such as Dumb and Dumber and The Truman Show, has been involved in an ongoing lawsuit over the wrongful death of an ex-girlfriend since early October of this year. The suit alleges that the actor knowingly hid the results of his STD screenings from his partner and then…