Weâ€™ve all heard it before â€“ sex with condoms isnâ€™t as good as sex without condoms.However, a new study by ASHA board member Dr. Debby Herbenick and other researchers from Indiana Universityâ€™s Center for Sexual Health Promotion shows that condomsâ€™ bad rap might be unwarranted.
Last week, â€śUncle Poodleâ€ť (Lee Thompson) from the TLC show â€śHere Comes Honey Boo Booâ€ť 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 itâ€™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 Thompsonâ€™s revelation is that he decided to press charges against his ex-boyfriend, who infected him.
Cervical Health Awareness Month is observed in January of each year. Formerly known as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the name was updated a few years ago to recognize women diagnosed with non-cancerous cervical diseases that still require follow-up and, in some cases, treatment.
This post was originally published in the Altarum Health Policy Forum
To my beautiful son â€“
Itâ€™s hard to know how to start this letter, but I find myself needing to write to you on this World AIDS Day about my having HIV. Right now in 2012, you are only 3 years old and much too young to understand what it means for your mom to be living with HIV . . .