HIV–the virus which causes AIDS–was first identified in 1983. While many people remember when HIV first was a topic of International discussion, that now was nearly two generations ago and many younger people who weren’t even born yet can struggle to understand the impact that HIV had on the world and continues to have. HIV… Continue reading Good Resources for Studying the History of HIV in a Cultural Context
Gonorrhea has previously been discussed on the blog and is known for how it can cause burning sensations as well as how if left untreated it can lead to infertility. Also known as, “The Clap,” there is new and troubling news about Gonorrhea. Essentially, the bacteria is getting, “Smarter,” and harder to treat. Now, Gonorrhea… Continue reading Troubling News about Gonorrhea Illustrates the Importance of Safer-Sex
Whenever you hear discussion of HIV you probably notice a lot of talk about, “CD4 Counts,” and, “Viral Loads.” If these terms make your head start spinning this post should help explain just what they are, and how they relate to one another. CD4 cells are a type of white blood cell found within all… Continue reading An Introduction to CD4 and Viral Load
We often will see talk of fetishes in the news, often in shocking or scary ways. You know, “Man with weird fetish caught doing such-and-such,” or, “Shocking fetish gets woman fired from job,” or something of that sort. This post hopes to discuss just what a fetish is and how often it is in fact… Continue reading Just What is a Fetish?
Our Free Comic Book Day Outreach event was a smashing success! We had a number of people eager to take information and enter our free raffle, with five people at the end of the day extremely pleased with their raffle-bags full of comics, safer-sex supplies, and other assorted goodies. We also had individuals take advantage of… Continue reading Free Comic Book Day Was Superb!
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
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