It Should Be Clear… One thing that should be clear but seemingly isn’t is this: There is no excuse for lacking protection. Whether you need condoms, dental dams, or any other safer-sex supplies there is not valid excuse for lacking them and preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Let’s review some excuses and… Continue reading There is No Excuse for Lacking Protection
You only have to search a little bit online or talk to someone who identifies as bisexual and/or transgender to hear the observation that often when people say they care about ,”LGBT,” matters they, “Honestly only are talking about the L and G.” The acronym, “Q,” sometimes isincluded as well and considered to stand for, “Questioning,”… Continue reading Don’t Forget the B and T in LGBTQ
In the field of Health there are always interesting pieces of news, studies, or otherwise fascinating articles to read. We at Williams and Associates wanted to share some of the latest news we found informative: The Washington Post released an article yesterday discussing how the CDC has reported more progress is being made in reducing… Continue reading Latest HIV/AIDS News Round-Up
You probably often see messages like, “Use a condom when you have sex,” or, “Always wear a condom,” and know that when used properly condoms can be effective up to 98% of time at preventing pregnancy and the spread of Sexually-Transmitted Infections. You know condoms work, but one question we don’t always ask is how… Continue reading How Condoms Work
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the two most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) in the United States and often can co-occur (e.g. someone is infected with both). Caused by bacteria, they are both curable, but if left undetected and untreated can lead to a variety of health problems from painful discharge up to and including infertility… Continue reading Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Facts and Concerns
PrEP has previously been discussed on the blog, with its successes at reducing the risk of HIV well-recorded. Now, there is strong evidence of PrEP dramatically helping reduce the rate of HIV-transmission in the United Kingdom. In the city of London alone a 40% drop in HIV transmission rates has been observed over a single… Continue reading The UK Provides Further Evidence of PrEP’s Effectiveness, But Faces an Obstacle
All of us at Williams and Associates would like to wish everyone a joyous Winter Holiday season! Whatever you celebrate there is a lot to be happy about and thankful for. We here at Williams and Associates are excited to continue serving the community in 2017! Have a fun and safe end of the year!