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Monthly Archives: July 2011


Brain Diagram

Herpes and encephalitis

Study: herpes increases risk of brain inflammation by Sabine Kortals, Editorial Director What is encephalitis? It’s a disorder marked by swelling and inflammation of the brain…and people who test positive for herpes could be more likely to suffer from its … Read more



World Hepatitis Day

Is hepatitis C really an STD? by Linda Lesondak, PhD The short answer is yes: hepatitis C can be spread through sexual activity…specifically, unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex when the blood, saliva, semen or vaginal secretions of an infected … Read more



July 28th is World Hepatitis Day. Have you been tested?

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day. Have you been tested?

Is hepatitis B sexually transmitted? by Kat VanKirk, DHS It’s a common misperception that you can’t get hepatitis B through sex. Truth is, hepatitis B is easily transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex when the bodily fluids of … Read more



Get tested for gonorrhea

Get tested to keep yourself free of this nasty gonorrhea bacteria

If you’re sexually active, know the basics about gonorrhea by Su McFay, RN It’s been called the “clap” or the “drip”…or by its more technical term, “GC.” Whatever you call it, it’s gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a common and contagious sexually … Read more



How to talk to your wife about cheating

How to talk to your partner about STDs by Christopher R. Lynch, MD Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for sexual indiscretions to occur within the context of a committed relationship. And when they happen, the physical and emotional repercussions can feel … Read more



Safer sex for teens

Survey: teens more careful about sex by Sabine Kortals, Editorial Director It’s a knee-jerk reaction to fault teens with unsafe, unprotected sex…but a new survey suggests they’re more careful than we think they are. Findings from the National Survey of … Read more



STD testing keeps these people happy

Not all genital issues are STDs by Medical Director Lisa Oldson, MD Recently, I took a family member to see a specialist. The neurosurgeon told me, “I live in the world of the brain…so when I hear about a problem, … Read more



The gonorrhea superbug is harder to treat

Provide a urine sample to find out if you have gonorrhea

A new strain of gonorrhea is resistant to traditional treatment by Medical Director Lisa Oldson, MD In a report released this week at the International Society of STD Research in Quebec City, Canada, Swedish researchers report finding highly resistant gonorrhea … Read more