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The Naked Truth The Sexual Health Blog

The Naked Truth

A Sexual Health Blog

Author Archives: Dr. Lisa, Medical Director


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


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

HPV Vaccine

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


Herpes I & II

There are many misconceptions when it comes to herpes. Misinformation is always dangerous, but especially when it comes to sexual health and STD protection. Nor is the risk for herpes small. In fact, it is one of the most common … Read more


Nothing is better than a happy, healthy relationship. When you and your partner are on the same page, you feel more confident, fulfilled and engaged with the world around you. Yet maintaining a healthy relationship isn’t easy, especially in today’s … Read more

Valentine's Day Bears

The Go-To Guide for Improving the New Single You If you’re single, Valentine’s Day can often bring a sense of dread as well as the desire to curl up in bed and give up on love altogether. Yet Valentine’s Day … Read more

Herpes (HSV-2) linked to Prostate Cancer

Genital herpes may be linked to prostate cancer Usually I don’t think of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) when it comes to cutting edge STD research…but in this case, I’d be wrong. In fact, the DOD recently funded an … Read more

STD Awareness Month

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When it comes to STD testing, timing matters This week, a patient asked about STD testing. He said he’d been with one new partner since I last saw him for testing…but in between his three sexual encounters with that one … Read more

STD testing keeps these people happy

Not all genital issues are STDs by Medical Director Lisa Oldson, MD Recently, I took a family member to see a specialist. The neurosurgeon told me, “I live in the world of the brain…so when I hear about a problem, … Read more

The gonorrhea superbug is harder to treat

Provide a urine sample to find out if you have gonorrhea

A new strain of gonorrhea is resistant to traditional treatment by Medical Director Lisa Oldson, MD In a report released this week at the International Society of STD Research in Quebec City, Canada, Swedish researchers report finding highly resistant gonorrhea … Read more