Treatable Doesn’t Equal Cured–A Need to Still be Safe in Regards to HIV Prevention

Back when HIV and AIDS were first discovered in the 1980’s they were spoken of as something immensely scary. A virus with virtually no treatment, HIV was thought by many to be a death sentence once someone reached AIDS status. Decades later HIV and AIDS are treatable and can be considered chronic conditions that allow… Continue reading Treatable Doesn’t Equal Cured–A Need to Still be Safe in Regards to HIV Prevention

Good Resources for Studying the History of HIV in a Cultural Context

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

Troubling News about Gonorrhea Illustrates the Importance of Safer-Sex

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

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