Herpes—Fast facts

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Herpes:Fast Facts Herpes is a common and usually mild infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can cause cold sores on the mouth or face (called oral herpes) as well as symptoms around the genitals, butt and thighs (called genital herpes). There are two types of HSV: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) […]

New CDC Guidelines Offer Recommendations On Doxy PEP

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New CDC Guidelines Offer Recommendations On Doxy PEP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released guidelines for the use of doxy PEP. Doxy PEP—or doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis—is a strategy to prevent bacterial STIs. As expected, the guidelines are limited to gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and […]

HPV-Related Cancer in Men — Stories from Survivors

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HPV-Related Cancer in Men — Stories from Survivors In ASHA’s 2022 survey of 1,040 men in the U.S., only 31% of respondents knew that HPV can cause anal and penile cancer and even fewer (23%) knew that HPV can cause oral/throat cancer. We know that one important way to raise awareness about HPV-related cancer in […]

Talking to Your Family and Friends about Your Cancer

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It can be difficult to talk to family and friends about any cancer diagnosis. It can be helpful to have a team of friends and family for support, but you are in charge of who you tell and how much you tell them.