A new study suggests that smoking can cut the lives of HIV-positive patients by over 10 years; a new app wants to reassure you that the cute guy at the bar doesn’t have an STD; and research shows that women who find their partner sexy feel best about him during ovulation.
It’s rare that my MSM patients know which STDs they ought to be screened for, and how often. Men who have sex with men don’t get screened often enough for diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV.
A society that is willing to move beyond scary pictures is one that is willing to address stigma and health inequities and promote sexual health.
Planned Parenthood is just one of many programs facing cuts if the House continuing resolution is passed into law. But they’ve become a touchstone, because they stand for the battle over who in our country will be considered a full human being.