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Non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Is Lockdown the Ideal Time to Test for HIV and Other STIs at Home?

European organizations weigh in on what’s worked for home testing programs over the past year.

By Emmett Patterson
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Viewpoints

I Am a Patient Navigator. Here’s What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting PrEP

So much of navigating the decision to start an HIV prevention method starts with unlearning stigma and seeking out a supportive provider.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
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What Is Fluid Bonding and How Can You Make It a Part of Your Sex Life?

Everything you didn’t know you needed to know about sharing sexual fluids in a safe way.

By Gigi Engle
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SisterReach Makes HIV Support Accessible to Black Women

Founded in 2011, SisterReach is a nonprofit that supports the reproductive autonomy of women and teens of color, poor and rural women, LGBTQIA+ people, and their families through reproductive justice, a public health movement that champions culturally competent and trauma-informed medical care.

By Ciarra Jones
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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
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‘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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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
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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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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