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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
Housing Works + What Would an HIV Doula DO? present a reading of "I, OF COURSE, was LIVID" at  Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and Bar on Feb 12, 2020.

New Play Remembers the Women Who Defined AIDS

“I, of Course, Was Livid” dramatizes the work women living with HIV did to change what was considered an AIDS-defining illness.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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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.

By Hannah Harris Green
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HIV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and most people appear to be exposed to the virus shortly after their first sexual experience. Similar to other gynecological conditions, HPV infection...

By Project Inform
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Human Papillomavirus and Women: The Basics

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted virus that causes abnormal growth of tissue on ...

By Project Inform
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Treatment Issues for Women: HPV and Cervical Dysplasia

HPV and Cervical Dysplasia

HPV (human papilloma virus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Most women have at least one type of HPV during their lifetime, but only a few of us know we have it. There are over 100 strains, and it's poss...

By Angela Garcia, Claire Rappoport and Jennifer McGaugh for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
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Treatment Issues for Women: Anal HPV and Anal Dysplasia

Anal HPV and Anal Dysplasia

Anal HPV is common in women with HIV, especially women who've had genital warts, anal sex, or cervical dysplasia. One large study (called the Women's Interagency HIV Study) found anal HPV in 70% of positive women studied....

By Angela Garcia, Claire Rappoport and Jennifer McGaugh for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
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Genital Warts

Genital warts may appear both externally (e.g., on the penis, anus, or external female genitalia) and internally (e.g., in the anal canal or vagina). These benign, flesh-colored tumors classically appear as a granular, elevated surface with finger-li...

By Nicholas Cheonis for San Francisco AIDS Foundation