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Sexual Health Roundup: HPV Vaccinations Work, Circumcision Reduces STDs, and You Should Have More Sex Than Your Friends

New research shows that widespread HPV vaccination works to reduce genital warts, at least in Australia.

New research shows that widespread HPV vaccination works to reduce genital warts, at least in Australia. And the key to happiness? Don’t just have more sex—make sure you’re having more sex than your friends.

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Native American Youth Work To Prevent STDs Through Peer Education

Young Native American women at The Gathering of Nations, the largest Native American Pow Wow in North America, taking place at the University of New Mexico on April 24, 2010 in Albuquerque.

As a young person from the same Native American communities as my students, I find it more and more culturally relevant that our younger generation educate each other.

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Arkansas Senate Votes Again, Approves State Funding Ban for Planned Parenthood

Monday marks the 37th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment. Unfortunately, this ongoing legislation is nothing to celebrate.

If at first you don’t defund, vote again.

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Protect Yourself: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day


April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, the first awareness day to recognize the impact of the AIDS epidemic specifically on teens and young adults.

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On National Youth HIV and AIDS Day, the Boston College ‘Troublemakers’ Speak

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Our crime has made national news: We’re giving out condoms. At a Catholic University.

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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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Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ Shamefully Stigmatizes People With HIV

Judith cheats on Brice and, in the end, she is thoroughly punished by having to go to her ex-husband’s pharmacy—limping and uglified—to pick up her HIV medications to treat the infection she got from cheating.

It’s such a disappointment to hear that Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor apparently presents HIV not only as if it’s some kind of karmic punishment for female sexual misbehavior, but also as if having the virus makes a woman permanently unlovable and asexual.

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Federal Judge: Planned Parenthood of Tennessee Can Continue HIV-Prevention Work

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Another federal court rules that conservatives can’t defund Planned Parenthood because it provides abortion care.

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