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The Naked Truth The Sexual Health Blog

Monthly Archives: October 2012


big ten

Just as college campuses gear up for midterms, Trojan released its seventh annual sexual health report card for U.S. universities and colleges. Props to the Midwest, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (“Big Ten”) ranked number 1 with straight A’s … Read more



ltas

  Pioneered by the more than 100-year-old nonprofit organization, Advocates for Youth, October is Let’s Talk Month—the perfect time to talk to your kids about sex, sex safety, healthy relationships, and sexually transmitted infections (STI). The campaign encourages parents to have … Read more



babyboom

  Are you a baby boomer born between 1945 and 1965? If the answer is yes, you may be at risk for hepatitis C infection. Baby boomers are strongly encouraged to get a one-time blood test for the virus. The … Read more



sweetest

Harvest Time: The Sweetest Day

The harvest season only comes once a year and the Sweetest Day is ripe with confections, affections, and sweetness. This autumn, why not combine tricks, treats, and sweets and show your partner you care by getting tested? STDTestExpress.com, powered by … Read more



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When preparing to start college, many incoming freshmen may be unaware of some of the social challenges they may face. This includes having to deal with sexual pressure from peers, which can be difficult for some to navigate. For example, … Read more



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There has been a great deal of discussion in recent years about the human papillomavirus (HPV), an infection that can be transmitted sexually. Much of the debate has centered on whether young people should be mandated to receive the vaccine … Read more



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Individuals who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS may have difficulty coping with the fact that they have the disease. While no individual wants to be told they have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), HIV can be a particularly difficult condition … Read more



HPV Vaccine

Even people who are trying to be responsible about their sexual health by getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can still miss opportunities to keep themselves safe. A recent study conducted at Brown University found that many high-risk Americans … Read more



risk3

HIV works by attacking the immune system, making people more susceptible to disease. As a result, researchers from Kaiser Permanente determined that people with this sexually transmitted disease (STD) have an increased risk of developing cancer. Their study found that … Read more