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The Naked Truth

A Sexual Health Blog

Category Archives: HIV + AIDS

  On October 1, 2013, just about one month from now, the Health Insurance Marketplace will open for individuals and families under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or Obamacare. One of the benefits you may already have … Read more



New evidence suggests that women who are HIV positive experience heightened menopausal symptoms. Women with HIV have reported more severe hot flashes than woman who are HIV negative, according to research conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital. Women who reach menopause … Read more



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  A few months ago, The Naked Truth published about National Day of Civic Hacking and the Transgender Hackathon. This week we’ll spotlight Sexual Health Innovations. An online engagement platform modeled after civic hacking, the nonprofit organization is committed to using the power of technology to … Read more



  Earlier this week, The Naked Truth posted about discordant couples. Today’s post focuses primarily on HIV discordant couples, or “serodiscordant couples,” in which one member of the couple is HIV-positive and the other is not. The first and perhaps … Read more



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  Each week, The Naked Truth will round up weekly sexual health-related news stories. Hot off the presses this week: AMA opposes gay blood donation ban, humanitarian aid encouraged to include sexual health education, STDs on the rise in Sacramento, playing safe and … Read more



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  The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines discordant as follows: “adjective 1. a : being at variance : disagreement, b : quarrelsome; 2. : relating to discord.” According to A Way With Words, a public radio program about language examined through history, culture, and family, the definition of a discordant couple is: “a pair … Read more



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Safer Sex in the Movies

  Pop culture and erotic pleasure don’t always play well together. Or, they don’t always integrate well for active, engaging audiences. A Google search for “safer sex in Hollywood film,” returns very few results. In fact, the first article to … Read more



WIGT

  Hello, Video Nerds! This week, SexualHealth.com brings you its newest endeavor, the Why I Get Tested Project (WIGTP).  Created to encourage people to get tested for HIV and other STDs, WIGTP is a user-friendly, video-sharing project that collects testimonials from people about … Read more



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  Each Friday, The Naked Truth will round up weekly sexual health-related news stories. Hot off the presses this week: National HIV Testing Day, Ladydrawers, DOMA, Prop 8, Abortion Rights Continues, and Sexual Assault in the Military.  Thursday, June 27, 2013 was National … Read more



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  The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently received a $19.7 million grant from the Office of Adolescent and School Health (OASH). The grant will be allocated over a five-year period to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the largest portion of which will … Read more