Monthly Archives: September 2016

The ABCs of STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases, commonly called STDs, are diseases that are usually, but not always, spread by being sexually intimate with someone who already has one. An STD is most frequently transmitted through an exchange of bodily fluids. That is true for common conditions like HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea. In other situations, an STD can be spread through skin-to-skin contact, just like MRSA, Herpes and HPV. You can also be infected with trichomoniasis, also known as “trich,” through contact with damp...

Talking with your Partner about Getting Tested for STDs

Sex can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about with a new partner. Even asking a boyfriend or girlfriend to get tested prior to the act can be intimidating, because many people don’t know where to start. It is a sensitive subject and may result in hurt feelings if someone takes it the wrong way or thinks you are trying to imply that they are dirty. But sexual health is too important to ignore, so here are some tips on...

PrEParation is Key

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. And by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. So why not take your health into your own hands and be properly PrEP’d for the risks you face? PrEP is a powerful new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV can choose to take one pill daily in order to significantly reduce the chances of them getting infected. A proven HIV prevention tool, PrEP does not prevent...