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Study Finds Nearly Half of Men have HPV

Study Finds Nearly Half of Men have HPV

January 20, 2017

Nearly half of males in the United States have genital Human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study published January 19th in JAMA Oncology. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, and experts believe most sexually active individuals have an HPV infection at some point. CDC estimates there are 79 million total cases of HPV […]

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A Cure for HPV? Evaluating HPV Treatment Options

A Cure for HPV? Evaluating HPV Treatment Options

January 4, 2017

A cure for HPV! Satisfaction guaranteed! No more outbreaks! If you’ve had an HPV diagnosis, you may have seen claims like this in your search for information on the Internet and elsewhere, often written in large bold type. In smaller type are the disclaimers: “Individual results may vary.” “This information is not intended to replace […]

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Find My Spark

Find My Spark

November 11, 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of Find My Spark, an educational campaign that provides information about female sexual difficulties (FSD), defined as persistent problems with sexual arousal, desire, orgasm, or pain that causes a woman distresses or strains her relationship with her partner. The objective is to encourage and empower women to take […]

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance

Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance

October 31, 2016

We’re well into the fall season but honestly, this feels like Groundhog Day. This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published STD surveillance data for 2015 that show cases of reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—are at record levels. Also we see a continuation of the same trends we’ve been […]

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ASHA Ambassador of the Month: Priyanka Manghani

ASHA Ambassador of the Month: Priyanka Manghani

October 28, 2016

I believe sexual health is a very important area which we often neglect due to lack of awareness in the community regarding HIV, STIs, and various other issues pertaining to sexual health. People are skeptical to talk about sexual health, are not open about their HIV status and do not emphasize on early diagnosis and […]

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FDA Approves 2-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

FDA Approves 2-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

October 13, 2016

On October 12th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a 2-dose schedule for Merck’s Gardasil-9® HPV vaccine for males and females ages 9-14. The new schedule calls for the second dose of the vaccine to be given 6-12 months following the first. The 3-dose schedule originally licensed with the vaccine may still be used, […]

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What Women Need to Know about the New World of Cervical Cancer Screening

What Women Need to Know about the New World of Cervical Cancer Screening

September 28, 2016

It used to be very simple—a woman had an annual Pap test. Now, Paps can be done alone or in combination with an HPV test (one HPV test can even be used for primary cervical cancer screening). Added to the mix is a set of updated guidelines that, for most women, means an annual cervical […]

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Men’s Sexual Health

Men’s Sexual Health

September 28, 2016

There are many misconceptions around men, sex, sexuality, and just what men want from relationships. Guys are seen as always turned on, selfish in the bedroom, and not all that interested in their partner once the carnal tango ends. Is that fair? To find out we chatted with men’s sexual health expert Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, […]

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