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Non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Viewpoints

The National Failure on Sexual Health Education Fuels HIV Transmissions

A veteran teacher makes the case for educating youth about sexual health.

By Alejandro Acosta
Author Ina Park
Interviews

‘Strange Bedfellows’ Pushes Boundaries to Shatter STI Silence and Stigma

A new book authored by UCSF School of Medicine professor Dr. Ina Park delves into the untold stories of HPV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted infections.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Features

How to Know If There’s a Power Imbalance in Your Relationship

Power is never entirely equally shared between partners, but inequity becomes relationship kryptonite when left unchecked.

By Gigi Engle
Demetre Daskalakis
Interviews

Demetre Daskalakis on Leading HIV Prevention Efforts at the CDC

The former deputy commissioner for New York City’s department of health is ready to take on HIV prevention at a national level.

By Charles Sanchez
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

3 STIs That Barrier Methods Can’t Reliably Prevent

Condoms and latex barrier methods are a crucial component in curbing the spread of sexually transmitted infections, but they aren’t a free pass.

By Gigi Engle
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4 Important Things Everyone Should Know About HPV

The human papillomavirus is the most common STI, but people are still confused about how it works.

By Gigi Engle
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Personal Stories

I Got a Colonoscopy; If You're Over 50 and Living With HIV, Please Do It Too

A colonoscopy is gross, uncomfortable, and utterly uncool. But it could save your life.

By Charles Sanchez
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Viewpoints

How to Avoid STI Transmission When Sharing Sex Toys

Toys are a fun and safe way to explore sexual play with yourself, one partner, or many partners, as long as you properly care for your toys.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

This Health Care Provider Is Using TikTok to Teach Young Adults About Sexual Health

“I really believe that we can totally stop all new [HIV] infections in our lifetime,” says Natalie L. Wilson, Ph.D., D.N.P.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Viewpoints

How to Shift Our Understanding of STIs Away from Shame and Toward Education

Language is a powerful tool in encouraging—or discouraging, if we’re not careful—young people to learn about sexually transmitted infections and protect themselves.

By Gigi Engle