Currently, condoms are the only widely available, proven method for reducing transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during sex. Condoms work.
Sexuality is a normal, healthy, and positive aspect of human life. The American Sexual Health Association (a.k.a. ASHA) believes that everyone has the right to information and services that will help them be sexually healthy. We aim to provide information and resources that are reliable, science-based, and stigma-free.
Don’t be shy to talk with your partner about safer sex and condoms: For both of you, this is one of the most important conversations you can have. It’s also one of the smartest!
Even More Evidence for the Value of Early HPV Vaccination An exciting new study in Scotland found no cases of invasive cervical cancer in young
CDC released new surveillance data on sexually transmitted infections. There were 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in the United States in 2022. Rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia remain high, and rates of syphilis have gone up an alarming 80% since 2018.
Cervical Health Awareness Month in January is a time to learn about cervical health and cancer prevention. The World Health Organization has a plan for the elimination of cervical cancer through vaccination and screening—we can get there!
As rates of congenital syphilis skyrocket, a severe shortage of the only antibiotic approved to treat syphilis in pregnant women is delaying care for pregnant patients.
An outbreak of mpox in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is worrying public health officials. This is the largest outbreak in the country’s history and is caused by a deadlier type of the virus than the one that spread across the globe in 2022.
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has given market authorization to an at-home test for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
A new antibiotic could give health care providers a much-needed new tool in the fight against antibiotic resistant strains of gonorrhea.
Rates of Newborn Syphilis 10 Times Higher Than a Decade Ago The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sounding the alarm on newborn
Treating syphilis during pregnancy can help both mother and child, but there is a shortage of Bicillin-L-A, the only antibiotic approved for this population.
A new meta-analysis of eight published studies found that the risk of sexual transmission of HIV is almost zero in people with low viral loads.
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