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The Naked Truth The Sexual Health Blog

Monthly Archives: March 2012


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It’s hard to imagine a time when AIDS wasn’t part of our sexual health landscape. Yet there was a time when few people knew what AIDS was, and even less people were concerned about this sexually transmitted disease. Sadly, in today’s age … Read more



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STDs can be a frightening and dangerous regardless of one’s station in life. However, expectant mothers have some additional concerns when they contract an STD. In extreme cases, contracting an STD during pregnancy can cause preterm labor, low birth weight, … Read more



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When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, there is no age, race, or class that is safe from potential contraction. However, certain behaviors put people at risk more than others, while certain age groups are more likely to contract specific … Read more



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Sexually transmitted diseases are not as uncommon as many people think. It is estimated that there are 19 million new infections each year, and young people are particularly at risk. However, STDs are not a new concern. Throughout history, sexually … Read more



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Sexually transmitted diseases can affect any sexually active person, regardless of their age, race or sexual history. However, like all infections, certain STDs are more prevalent in some cities than in others. The good news is that some STDs (such … Read more



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HIV is always a scary diagnosis. Yet, in this day and age, the truth is that people can live a long, happy life with HIV. In fact, a recent study found that people with HIV might only live 7 less … Read more



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When people hear “STD test” they tend to picture an uncomfortable and embarrassing experience. And, in the past, STD testing certainly could be intimidating. However, the good news is that STD testing has greatly progressed in the last decade, and … Read more



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HPV is short for human papillomavirus. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the world, and it does not discriminate based on age or sexual experience. Over 20 million Americans have HPV and there are 6 million new … Read more



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Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you and an unhealthy diet can increase your risk of cancer. However, not many people realize that having unprotected sex can also greatly increase your chances of developing cancer down the road. This … Read more