As we talk about the role we all play in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, let’s state the obvious: Parents are important.
The driving force behind my decision to work in the field of HIV and AIDS comes from a very personal place: my own family.
How can we encourage youth to take control of their sexual health? Here’s one example: school-based STD screening.
Sex workers and allies demand US policy change in lead up to the International AIDS Conference.
Thirty years of public health science clearly demonstrates that providing young people with information about the health benefits of both abstinence and contraception and condoms, does not cause young people to initiate sex earlier or have sex more often. Abstinence-only-until marriage programs leave young people unprepared. They are unethical.
The Centers for Disease Control recently established four priorities for STD prevention: Protecting the future health of adolescents and young people; protecting men who have sex with men; raising awareness about multi-drug resistant gonorrhea; and eliminating congenital syphilis.
Want to do your part to help prevent the spread of HIV this World AIDS Day? One of the easiest ways we can all do that is to use condoms correctly and consistently, avoiding common mishaps which can result in rips or breaks.
Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two? There’s no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.
Feeling awful about having contracted a sexually transmitted infection? Here’s the nitty-gritty on the stigmatization of STIs and people with them and how to deal.
Chlamydia is still the number 1 STD in America. What are you going to do about it?