STIs

Fighting Words

I Prefer to Date Men Who are HIV Positive​

Research shows that if they're getting treated, I'm not at risk of contracting it from them—even without a condom.
Cole Grissom
10.19.17
Under the Knife

You Had to Be a Little Insane to Be a Surgeon in the 1800s

Back then surgery was nothing but rivers of pus and filth and it's a miracle the human race survived.
Eric Spitznagel
10.17.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

Why Aren't Straight Men Told to Get Regular STD Tests?

Women and gay men carry the STD-testing burden.
Shayla Love
10.13.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

Your Doctor Isn’t Looking for Gonorrhea in the Places You Might Have It

Even as this common STI is reaching epidemic and untreatable levels.
Matt Terrell
10.13.17
STD Glossary

HIV and AIDS: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

HIV is the most feared STD out there—but should it be?
Alexandra Ossola
10.12.17
STD Glossary

Chancroid: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

Chancroid is the STD that even your doctor will have a hard time diagnosing.
Alexandra Ossola
10.11.17
STD Glossary

Syphilis: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

The old-school STD syphilis is making a stealthy comeback.
Sarah Kasbeer
10.9.17
STD Glossary

Trichomoniasis: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

If you have trichomoniasis, you'll either not know it—or really, really know it.
Sarah Kasbeer
10.6.17
Fighting Words

This Sex Educator Was Not Allowed to Say 'Clitoris' in the Classroom

Others were barred from: "abortion," "LGBTQ," and using a diagram of female anatomy.
Diana Spechler
10.5.17
STD Glossary

Zika: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

Yes, Zika is an STD—here's how not to catch it.
Alexandra Ossola
10.5.17
global health

India’s Aging Sex Workers Are Facing a Healthcare Crisis

STDs and stigma are now the least of their concerns.
Justin Heifetz​​
10.3.17
STD Glossary

HPV: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

You probably have, have had, or will have HPV at some point.
Sarah Kasbeer
10.2.17