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It’s Time to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

As we talk about the role we all play in STD prevention, let’s just state the obvious: parents are important.

As we talk about the role we all play in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, let’s state the obvious: Parents are important.

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The Experience That Led Me to Dedicate My Life to Fighting HIV and AIDS

There are other young people out there who are like me. Young people who are committed to ending this epidemic once and for all. Stand with us so we can make that happen.

The driving force behind my decision to work in the field of HIV and AIDS comes from a very personal place: my own family.

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How Do You End an Epidemic of STDs? It Takes a Country

When we all do our part, we lift the health of our communities up as a whole.

While the cool mornings here in our nation’s capital may belie it, it is April again, which means the yearly observation of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month.

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What’s Up With Women and HIV-Prevention Method PrEP?

The anti-retroviral drug Truvada, which is a combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine.

PrEP works when used properly. So why don’t women use it?

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Is Sexual Health Education Passé?

Until we see improvements in these numbers and a betterment of the lives impacted, we still very much need to talk about and frame the discussion on sexual health.

You can buy sex toys at the drug store these days. Does that mean we no longer need to talk about and promote sexual health?

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First Trial Proposed of a Candidate Microbicide for Women Living with HIV

Red algae Griffithsia, from which HIV entry inhibitor griffithsin was isolated. (Fed. Laboratory Consortium Newslink)

On January 7, the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) made the welcome announcement that it had added the first clinical trial of a microbicide for women living with HIV to its research portfolio. 

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He-Men, Virginity Pledges, and Bridal Dreams: Obama Administration Quietly Endorses Dangerous Ab-Only Curriculum

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.

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The Case for Increased Funding for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections cost the U.S. health care system $17 billion every year — and that number doesn’t even take into account the amount STDs cost to individuals in short-term and long-term consequences. We need more funding to prevent and treat these infections.

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Have You Thanked Your Disease Investigation Specialists Lately?

Have you ever wondered how epidemics are controlled? Well, you can thank your local DIS for that.

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Sex and Seniors: As Infections in Older Adults Rise, We Need More Gray Hairs and Wrinkles in Sex-Ed Materials

It is easy to overlook seniors when we see the dire numbers around STIs and teens, yet we remain at risk for sexually transmitted infections as we age. 

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