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Study Finds Adolescents Are Likely to Receive STI Treatment

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Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014


Pitt News, a daily student run newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh, reports that young people (between the ages of 13 and 22) are likely to receive treatment for STDs. 85 percent of respondents indicate that they’re willing to enroll in Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT). Ana Radovic, the originator of the survey, views this as […]


South Dakota Reports Increase in Chlamydia for 2012

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Posted on Sunday, January 5th, 2014


Even the midwest finds itself susceptible to STDs—or at least South Dakota. The “Mount Rushmore State” announces that their state has experienced approximately 4,000 new chlamydia infections, which according to South Dakota’s Department of Health is the largest number ever. In addition, gonorrhea infections occur at a high rate as well. According to CapJournal, chlamydia […]


Resistance to the Truvada PrEP Pill?

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Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014


Who wouldn’t enjoy taking a pill everyday that enables you to engage in sexual acts without condoms, and significantly decreases the chance of acquiring HIV? However, adoption of the pill (for more information about the Truvada PrEP pill, and its other shortcomings, click here to read a previous blog post) appears statistically unsatisfactory with some […]


61% Of Herpes Infected People on PositiveSingles.com Think Condoms Are Safer

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Posted on Saturday, December 28th, 2013


  What was the question? “If you have herpes and are in a long term monogamous relationship, would you ALWAYS use condoms?” Members who prefer the condoms believe that condoms can protect partners from viral shedding. Unlike other sexual infections, herpes spreads by direct skin contact instead of fluids. For the other 39% that disagrees, […]


Adult Star “Stoya” Provides Viewpoint About HIV & Porn

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Posted on Saturday, December 28th, 2013


Award-winning, international porn star “Stoya,” whose real name is Jessica Stojadinović, provides her opinion about the limits of STD testing and the recent breakout of HIV among adult porn celebrities. Maria Vultaggio describes the actress’s opinion in an article for the International Business Times.   The raven-haired beauty said the belief that condoms use equals […]


Is the Truvada PrEP Pill A Safe Sex Alternative?

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Posted on Thursday, December 26th, 2013


For the last 50 or so years, the condom symbolized the ultimate form of safe penetrative sex. Intercrural sex was an alternative, but it lacked the pleasure of actual insertion. But according to some individuals, advances in HIV/AIDS research has led to a third, halfway solution: the pill. An article written by Tracy Clark-Flory, for […]


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