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Spring Break, College Hookups, and Doctors

Mar 19, 2013 | STDs/STIs |Sexual Health | Comments (0)
Spring Break is here and it’s time to party. For many college students, this can mean finding oneself in a stranger's bed having no recollection of the previous night's activities. We laugh about it afterwards, but no one talks about the health implications.

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If You Give a Teen a Condom

Feb 14, 2013 | Sexual Health |Sex ed |Adolescent health |Condoms | Comments (0)
One of the hottest debates among school administrators, parents, and politicians is sex education, specifically information about safer sex, in schools. If you give a teenager a condom, are you promoting promiscuity? Are we inviting unplanned pregnancy and STIs into teen’s lives by acknowledging the fact that they might be interested in sex?

Simply put: No. Duh.


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National Condom Month 2013: Condoms as a Rite of Passage? Absolutely!

Feb 1, 2013 | Condoms |Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)

National Condom Month is always my favorite blog of the year to write.

The condom. All sorts of shapes, sizes, colors (even glow-in-the-dark). Ribbed or plain. Lubed or not. Latex or plastic (and natural skin, although that variety isn’t as effective as the others against sexually transmitted infections).


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A “HONEY BOO BOO” STAR REVEALS HIS HIV DIAGNOSIS – Should you go to jail for not disclosing your HIV status?

Jan 18, 2013 | Relationships |HIV |LGBTQ |Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)

Last week, “Uncle Poodle” (Lee Thompson) from the TLC show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” revealed that he was diagnosed with HIV. By sharing his story, Lee hopes to use his reality TV fame to combat bullying in schools and to advocate safe sex. While it’s refreshing to see a star from a silly show about toddler beauty pageants focus on such a serious (and worthwhile) subject, perhaps one of the most interesting details about Thompson’s revelation is that he decided to press charges against his ex-boyfriend, who infected him.


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World AIDS Day 2012

Nov 30, 2012 | HIV |Sexual Health | Comments (0)
World AIDS Day is recognized each year on December 1st and the theme for 2012 is Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation. “Aids-Free” is ambitious, sure, but an epidemic like this one can’t be conquered with a meek response.

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