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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Multiple diseases, multiple causes of sexually transmitted infections

May 3, 2017
Study to look into the role of social factors in STI rates among minority adolescents

What YOU should know about HIV

December 1, 2016
Let's break the silence ...

Q&A: Your STD questions answered

March 11, 2016
Don’t be afraid to tackle the awkward topic of symptoms ‘down there’

10 common elderly health issues

February 11, 2016
Prepare to age successfully with this guide to senior health

You Asked: What is the difference (or lack thereof) between oral and genital herpes?

July 7, 2015

For a long time, the medical world made the distinction between oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2), because it was thought that HSV-2 led to types of genital and oral cancers. Now we know that the human papilloma virus is the leading culprit for causing cancers specifically focused around the genitals and mouth, not herpes. However, HSV-1 and HSV-2 aren’t mutually exclusive; there is about a 20 percent crossover between the two types.

Hong finds working with gatekeepers of Chinese female sex workers key to HIV/STI prevention

September 1, 2014

Recent study focuses on the relationships between women in the sex industry and their “managers” or gatekeepers, and how those relationships affect preventative measures and health among female sex workers.