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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