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Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia Reach Record Highs

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Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016


The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that cases involving gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia have reached record highs. There were 1.5 million cases of chlamydia last year, which represents a 6% increase over the year prior. There were 400,000 cases of gonorrhea last year, which represents a 13% increase over the year prior. There were […]


Study Shows Higher Rates of STIs Among Users of PrEP

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Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016


A research letter detailing a study by Noah Kojimaa, Dvora Joseph Daveya and Jeffrey D. Klausner reports an increase of STIs among users of PrEP versus non-users of PrEP after analyzing 18 different studies. Using PubMed, the researchers identify over 140,000 studies utilizing the search terms ‘SYPHILIS’ OR ‘GONORRHEA’ OR ‘CHLAMYDIA’ OR ‘HOMOSEXUALITY’ OR ‘MALE’ OR ‘TRANSGENDER PERSONS’ AND ‘COHORT STUDIES’, […]


California Proposition 60 to Require Condom Use in Porn Films

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Posted on Saturday, September 17th, 2016


Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, proposed Proposition 60 as a way to regulate condom usage and health standards in the porn industry. It was based on a similar initiative approved in Los Angeles County in 2012. The passing of Proposition 60 would make it a statewide requirement. What is Proposition 60? Here’s […]


Is Gonorrhea the New HIV?

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Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015


Medical experts in England and the CDC (Center for Disease Control) are warning about a new strain of drug resistant Gonorrhea. Dubbed “super Gonorrhea,” these microbial organisms are proving harder to treat with current varieties of antibiotics. Azithromycin is the usual prescription for the disease but its effectiveness has lessened. The PHE (Public Health England) reported […]


PrEP Pill Doesn’t Increase Risky Sexual Behavior, Study Says

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Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014


The Calgary Herald published a surprising statistic from the same sexual study that investigated the performance of the anti-HIV pill Truvada. And guess what? According to the results, the pill doesn’t lead to an increase of risky sexual behavior and its effective even when missing regular doses. The study noted two aspects: none of the participants […]


What Are The Negative Effects of PrEP?

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Posted on Saturday, July 12th, 2014


Gay Star News and other news outlets released the news that the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) announced that all gay and bisexual men who are sexually active should be receiving the treatment known as PrEP. But what about its negative health effects? Here is the exact wording according to the article: WHO strongly recommends men […]


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