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The Naked Truth The Sexual Health Blog

The Naked Truth

A Sexual Health Blog

Author Archives: Carla

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

German researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology suggest that a persistent infection of Chlamydia may lead to a higher risk of cancer. The link between Chlamydia and cervical and ovarian cancer occurs at the cellular level. Chlamydia is … Read more


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that baby boomers get screened for the Hepatitis C viral infection. Adults born between 1945 and 1965 should receive a one-time test for the Hepatitis C virus, the task force says. Baby boomers … Read more


There are many ways to educate yourself about the dangers of STDs, STI symptoms and knowing your status. Here are just a few: * You could check out the Centers for Disease Control website for the latest 411 * Pop yourself a … Read more


When researchers examine a particular sexually transmitted disease (STD), they usually try to trace it back to its origin to determine where it came from and potentially find clues as to how to treat it. Recently, scientists found out that … Read more

Herpes and Alzheimers link?

Alzheimer’s researchers are beginning to think HSV-1 may play a role in dementia Researchers are taking another look at the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, and some new clues indicate that herpes (specifically HSV-1) may play a role.

New pills for HIV prevention

What’s new in HIV prevention?

Recent innovations could mean more choices When it comes to managing HIV, medical treatments keep getting better…but prevention is still the best medicine. That’s why researchers are working hard to bring us new ways to prevent HIV. One method that … Read more

Tips for a good sex life during treatment for breast cancer

Breast cancer treatment affects women’s sexuality in some predictable ways, but every woman is different It almost seems taboo, doesn’t it? Thinking about sex while you fight for your life? But the truth is, cancer treatment affects women’s sexuality in … Read more

Breast cancer doesn't mean the end of sex for women

Just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a new book explores intimacy, sexuality and better living for women with cancer. “Without my breasts, what am I? I see myself in the mirror every day. I’m only part of … Read more

Testosterone makes the man?

Relationships & Testosterone

How does having a long-term partner affect hormone levels? Testosterone. It’s what makes men, well, men…in part, anyway. It deepens our voices, grows the Adam’s apple, increases muscle mass and strength, and increases hair over the entirety of the body. … Read more