Sept. 27 was National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD).
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day offers support and encourages preventative measures Most parents don't refute programs to prescribe teens contraceptives
New York City has been trying to reduce the rate of unwanted teenage pregnancies by distributing morning-after pills, such as Plan B, and contraceptives to high school students for the past year.
New study offers free HIV drug to volunteers
There has been a lot of excitement over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Truvada this past July, which is the first drug that can be prescribed as a preventative measure against HIV.
More education is needed to encourage safe sex in college
The Public Health Agency (PHA) of Canada is recommending that students starting college this fall make safe decisions regarding their sex lives, reports Health Canal.
Sexually active individuals should be on the lookout for herpes
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and genital herpes, are an ongoing issue for public health officials.
AIDS patients may be more likely to develop some cancers
Once an individual contracts HIV, the condition may progress to AIDS.
New program in Texas attempts to decrease perinatal transmission of syphilis
Health officials in San Antonio, Texas, report an increasing number of babies who are born with syphilis, according to the Associated Press.
Researchers learn more about what may slow HIV progression
When an individual contracts HIV, it may be difficult for physicians to tell how long the patient has until the virus transgresses to AIDS.
Researchers find college students to be judgmental of others' casual sex lives
College may be a popular time to experiment sexually with peers.
IUDs and implants are the best way to prevent pregnancy
Sexually active females may seek physician-prescribed birth control to decrease their chances of pregnancy.
Which STD myths are true?
When it comes to sexual health, it's best to know the facts instead of learning the hard way and experiencing a sexually transmitted disease (STD), such as chlamydia or gonorrhea, for yourself.
Lack of physician training may cause California patients to have recurrent STD infections
Teenagers make up almost half of the individuals in the U.S. who are infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.
As doctors diagnose more older adults with HIV, research is needed
On Sept. 18, The AIDS Institute (TAI) hosted activities for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, which took place in Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas for the fifth consecutive year.
Parents prefer their teens to use birth control pills and condoms
Whether or not parents are happy about their teenagers having sex, a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that they prefer that doctors offer birth control pills and condoms, as compared to more long-term contraceptive options like intrauterine devices (IUDs).
HIV mutation may make virus more susceptible to treatment
Researchers are continuously looking for better ways to slow the progression of HIV into AIDS and combat the virus altogether.
New York sex education fails to correctly inform students
Teaching adolescents about safe sex may be a challenging task, but it gives students the information they need to make responsible decisions that may prevent teenage pregnancies and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
More HIV patients are receiving HAART treatment
HIV is a worldwide epidemic.
HIV drug may only be accessible to a small population
In July 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the distribution of Truvada to prevent HIV in adults who did not have the virus, but may engage in sexual activity with an HIV-positive partner.
STD rates rise among retirees
It's a common misconception that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and genital herpes, only affect the younger population.
New device may protect women against HIV
Vaginal rings are currently on the market as a contraceptive option for women.