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Non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Hepatitis C

A Guide to HIV and Hep C Coinfection

The good news is that most people can stay healthy when they have HIV and hep C together, but the key to staying healthy is to learn as much as you can.

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Emergency Contraception: Here's What You Should Know

These three forms of emergency contraception can keep you from becoming pregnant after having unprotected sex, or if your birth control method fails.

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Personal Stories

Facing Chronic UTIs as a Black Woman Meant Confronting Generations of Bad Sexual Health Education

Urinary tract infections affect many women, but many black women are not given enough information about their bodies to battle them well.

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Viewpoints

Hepatitis A, Preventable by a Vaccine, Is Spreading Among Gay, Bi and Trans People

Few people know that hepatitis A could be spread through a host of sexual acts -- and that it is on the rise among queer and trans people.

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Features

Swiping Left on the Margins

Being black and dating online is difficult. When you're a black couple looking to find a third, the mechanics of finding someone get even trickier.

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Features

How to Conquer Your Fears and Talk About Safe Sex

Experts agree: Your health is important enough to ask for protection, and it might be part of your journey to empowerment.

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Features

These People Are Queering Ethical Non-Monogamy

Clear, honest communication is vital to ethically pursuing multiple romantic and sexual relationships.

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Personal Stories

Talking About Sex and STIs With My Nigerian Parents

A young person confronts shame and silence to reclaim their sexuality, with or without their family's support.

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Personal Stories

Not Talking About Sex Between Queer Women Undermines Our Health

Can lesbians and other queer women advocate for their own health if they don't openly talk about their desires? James Factora urges their community to start being more open about their wants and needs.

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Personal Stories

Despite How Common It Is, an HPV Diagnosis Still Carries Stigma

Almost everyone has had human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their life, but most of us still know very little about it.

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Features

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.