New Findings Discuss High Prevalence of HPV

This blog has repeated time and time again the importance of practicing safer sexuality, and a new data brief from the National Center for Health Statistic (NCHS) finds that within certain demographics almost half of population has HPV. HPV is also known as the Human Papillomavirus and it is a sexually transmitted infection where approximately… Continue reading New Findings Discuss High Prevalence of HPV

There is No Excuse for Lacking Protection

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

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Facts and Concerns

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

Interesting New Facts in the History of HIV Show The Foolishness of Victim-Blaming

For numerous decades it has been thought by many that when HIV first came to America it originated during the 1980’s in and around San Francisco before spreading throughout the Nation. Often a French-Canadian man named Gaetan  Dugas has been assigned blamed as the, “Patient Zero,” who transmitted HIV through his being a flight attendant and… Continue reading Interesting New Facts in the History of HIV Show The Foolishness of Victim-Blaming

The Desire for an HIV Cure Can Inspire Irresponsible Reporting

We all want a cure for HIV and when one is hopefully discovered in the near future that will be cause for much celebration. That said, it seems like quite often the desire for there to be a cure results in the media discussing early study results incorrectly and irresponsibly. This has happened most recently… Continue reading The Desire for an HIV Cure Can Inspire Irresponsible Reporting