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STD Statistics Show More of the Same

Jan 14, 2014 | STDs/STIs | Comments (0)

At some point you want to yell in frustration. CDC recently published STD surveillance data for 2012 that point to the same worrisome trends: 19 million new STDs each year and our most vulnerable populations – particularly young people, women, and men who have sex with men- continue to endure a significant share of the STD burden.


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World AIDS Day 2013

Nov 29, 2013 | STDs/STIs |HIV | Comments (0)

This Sunday, December 1st, is World AIDS Day.

Those of you who were teens or adults in the 1980’ and 1990’s, remember how AIDS was a dominant force in the culture and media? AIDS in the news almost daily….plots and storylines in movies and television shows. Fundraisers, awareness campaigns.

Attention to HIV/AIDS has hardly gone away but I don’t think we hear as much about it these days. That’s a shame, because we have a great deal of work to do!

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Study: Parental Involvement Laws Don’t Alter Teen Sexual Behavior; STI Rates

Jul 31, 2013 | General |STDs/STIs |Adolescent health | Comments (0)

Most states have laws requiring health care providers to notify parents (or obtain their consent) when providing abortion services to teens.  A new study published online in The Journal of Health Economics finds such “parental involvement” (or PI) laws have no significant impact in reducing risky sexual behavior and STI rates among youth. 


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5 Things You Should Know About Herpes-Diary of Sex Educator

Jul 25, 2013 | Diary of a Sex Educator |Sexual Health |STDs/STIs | Comments (0)

As most of my calls are about genital herpes, I thought I’d clear the air. TV shows, movies, and society as a whole create this stigma around herpes when really, there’s not too much to be scared of. Most of the time, genital herpes is a mild skin condition that can be managed very effectively.


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Holes-Diary of a Sex Educator

Jul 12, 2013 | Diary of a Sex Educator |Sexual Health |STDs/STIs | Comments (0)

I know what you may be thinking but no-not those kinds of holes! I’m talking about the holes in the healthcare system. Practically all my calls are from people who have already been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection but don’t know what to do next.


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