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The 10 Biggest Misconceptions About Anal Sex

Clinical Sexologist and Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. Kat Van Kirk weighed in on what's true about anal, and what's not.

Published
03 January 2014
From
Cosmopolitan
Hey CDC, You Can Suck My...

Great news: the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finally updated their fact sheet titled "Oral Sex and HIV Risk." But their document isn't as clear as it could be.

Published
27 December 2013
From
Huffington Post
Petition Jeremy Hunt, UK Health Secretary: Introduce HPV vaccination for boys to stop many preventable cancers

HPV vaccination at the age of 12/13 can significantly reduce the risk of developing disease and vaccinating both sexes provides the highest level of protection. In the UK currently, only girls are vaccinated through a national programme generally delivered in schools. This petition has been organised by HPV Action, a partnership of 22 patient and professional organisations that all believe both boys and girls should be vaccinated. For more information about HPV Action: www.hpvaction.org. Twitter: @HPVAction

Published
20 December 2013
From
Change.org
Record highs of sexually transmitted infections in UK's MSM

The UK is facing a surge in sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men, with record highs in infections of gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and HIV. Tony Kirby reports.

Published
18 December 2013
From
The Lancet Infectious Diseases (requires free registration)
Promiscuous Gay Nerd: “If You Use it, Test it!” Toward a Gay Men’s Sexual Health Standard of Care

If you’re lucky enough to live in a city like San Francisco, you have the advantage of access to skilled, knowledgeable, and nonjudgmental health clinics. But elsewhere, you’re likely to find yourself face to face with ignorant and unhelpful providers who are more likely to judge you than offer you the appropriate sexual health services.

Published
16 December 2013
From
BETA blog
ECDC survey: STI laboratory diagnostics in Europe

ECDC assessed sexually transmitted infections (STI) diagnostic laboratory capacity and training needs across the EU/EEA. The results demonstrate a wide diversity in laboratory work.

Published
16 December 2013
From
ECDC
Study provides information on sexual health of male sex workers in England

Male sex workers are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than other men, surveillance data from English genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics show.

Published
13 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
Men with penile HPV infection have an increased risk of acquiring HIV

Men with penile human papillomavirus (HPV) infection have an increased risk of acquiring HIV, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. This increase in risk was irrespective

Published
10 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
Am I Really A Dirty Barebacking Slut?

Asking a stranger his HIV status is both invasive and aggressive. Except by lying, there is no way for a positive person to answer the question that preserves your privacy.

Published
09 December 2013
From
GMFA blog
A unique Indian wedding website for HIV positive people

A few years after her diagnosis, Nisha came to know about PositiveSaathi.com, a free matrimonial website for HIV positive people. Saathi is the Hindi word for friend or partner. Today she leads a normal life, having found an HIV positive husband from Kolhapur to support her and her 11-year-old son. "The site came as a ray of hope in my darkest hour," she says.

Published
02 December 2013
From
BBC

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