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Non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Features

Prevention Experts, Community, Sound Alarm on LA’s Meth Crisis

COVID-19 may be fueling an increase in meth use, not reducing it.

By Larry Buhl
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Features

5 Reasons Why Herpes Isn’t on a Standard STI Panel

HSV-1 and HSV-2 are extremely common, can be controlled, and get this: They aren’t on the list of sexually transmitted infections you’re tested for when you go to the doctor for a screening.

By Gigi Engle
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Personal Stories

Two Years After My HPV Diagnosis, I’m Still Dealing With Anxiety

Sex educator and writer Gigi Engle purges her shame and guilt around her own HPV diagnosis.

By Gigi Engle
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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.

By Anni Irish
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Interviews

After Years of HIV Rates Dropping, Washington, D.C. Struggles to Get to the End of the Epidemic

Organizations like Us Helping Us are working to support communities that continue to be highly impacted.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

5 Tips to Help Deal With the Anxiety of Getting an IUD Reinserted

It’s your body, and you have a right to ask as many questions as you need to and do what you need to do in order to decide if this is the right form of birth control for you.

By Anni Irish
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Personal Stories

My Former Patient was Denied PEP at a Big Atlanta HIV Organization. Here's What I Did.

David Malebranche's former patient tried to get PEP at a major Atlanta HIV clinic and was initally denied. Though the situation has been made right, it's important to make sure this doesn't happen again.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Viewpoints

We Should Call Barebacking What It Is: Natural Sex

It’s time to stop shaming queer people for what heterosexuals do all the time.

By Alejandro Acosta
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Interviews

HIV Prevention and Care Messages Can't Break Through the Neon Glare of Sin City

In Las Vegas, known for its vice-related tourism, finding resources to reach people at risk or in need of care is still a challenge.

By Tim Murphy
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Mixed-Status Couples

Treatment for Two: What Women Really Need to Know About Expedited Partner Therapy

A new way of treating sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can make it easier to prevent reinfection if your partner is reluctant to go to the doctor.

By Janelle King