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No-BS Basics on HIV Prevention

Thanks to decades of extensive scientific research, we now have extremely reliable ways to prevent HIV transmission. Here’s a breakdown of the tools you can use to prevent HIV.

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HIV Transmission and Risk: Separating Fact From Fiction

We dish truth and dispel myths about how HIV infects people, and how the virus is—and isn't—passed from person to person.

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Blessed Be the Bottom: How to Make Anal Sex Safe and Pleasurable

Bottoming expert Mason offers a guide for the anally receptive, to enhance your -- and your top's -- safety, comfort, and pleasure.

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HIV Fears Two Years After Unprotected Receptive Anal Sex: What If HIV Tests Were Wrong?

Two years ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone whose HIV status I don't know. I was tested at three weeks (with a fourth-generation test), and it was negative.

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Do Some People Really Want to Get HIV? I Spoke to 'Bug Chasers' Around the World to Find Out

Why would anybody want to get infected with HIV? That is what most people ask when they first hear about "bug chasing."

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'Contraception Deserts' Likely to Widen Under New Trump Administration Policy

Administration officials are exploring changes to the federal program that funds birth control for low-income, uninsured women.

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The Impact of Sexual Health on Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Everyone's definition of sexual health is personal, but there are a few universal tips anyone can practice.

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What Is the Future of the Female Condom?

The company that makes it says it switched the product from over the counter to prescription only because it doesn't sell. Advocates say that's because the company has never promoted it. Who's right?

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HIV and Safer Sex

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What Safer Sex Is

Safer sex can be fun, exciting, and very pleasurable. It can make your sex more relaxed and sa...

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Five Ways to Take Control of Your Love Life

Learning to talk about sex and navigate HIV helps you take the reins of your sex life and your sexual health.