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Having Sex During COVID? Here Are Some Sexual Health Resources to Consider

Even with a pandemic going on, it’s crucial to protect and care for your sexual and reproductive health. Here’s how.

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Yes, Monogamous Couples Still Need STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not show up on tests immediately; for this and other reasons, routine testing is also important for people in exclusive relationships.

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How Queer Women Can Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections

At the core of the problem when it comes to queer women and sexually transmitted infections is that too many don't know they're at risk -- and too few providers are unaware of their prevention and screening needs.

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What's the Difference Between Herpes and Cold Sores?

Herpes is a virus that can be passed from person to person and which can cause illness. To be accurate, there are two viruses that are relevant here -- herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2).

Both these viruses can cause bli...

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Basic Questions and Answers About Genital Herpes

Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get. Most people with the virus don't have symptoms. It is important to know that even without signs of the disease, it can still spread to sexual partners.

Wh...

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line

What Is Shingles?

Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (...

Herpes ... Again ... Overit.com!! Day 43! Count Down to 50! A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton Img

Herpes ... Again ... Overit.com!! Day 43! Count Down to 50! A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

"[T]he doctors think that there is a part of my immune system that was so damaged from my early days of AIDS that now I just can't fight herpes off. They consider this an AIDS related infection because if I didn't have AIDS, I wouldn't have such aggr...

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Monday Reflection: Herpes, AIDS and Shame ... A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

"Dealing with health issues is one thing; having to deal with them wrapped in shame is an entire other thing," Rae Lewis-Thornton writes. "But at the end of the day, none of this can be undone. Yes, I have these sexually transmitted diseases that hav...

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Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications

Overview

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, ...

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Treatment Issues for Women: Herpes

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Many positive women have problems with genital herpes, an infection caused by a virus (called herpes simplex virus) that lives inside nerve cells. Since herpes is transmitted through skin to skin contact, condoms don't always protect you from...