A New Coalition is Launched to Fight AIDS in the... →
African-Americans suffer with HIV and AIDS at wildly disproportionate rates in America today. Medical professionals are calling it an epidemic, and that’s not hyperbole: Of the 1.1 million people with HIV in the United States, 545,000 are Black. Blacks make up only about 13 percent of the U.S. population, and yet they account for nearly half of all new HIV infections [PDF]. AIDS is also...
Syphilis Rates Up 135 Percent Among Young Black... →
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) rates in the U.S. have increased in the past years, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2010 publication. Across the board, syphilis infections rose 36 percent and chlamydia infections rose 24 percent. However, gonorrhea has decreased by 16 percent — an all-time low.
Teenagers Having Sex Are a Minority →
About 43 percent of unmarried teenage girls and 42 percent of unmarried teenage boys have had sexual intercourse at least once, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2002, the last year such a report was published, 45.5 percent of girls and 45.7 percent of boys had had sex by 19.
Bacon-flavored lube: Would you ever? →
“You’ve always been a lover of bacon. Now you can be a bacon lover, with Baconlube™, the world’s first bacon-flavored personal lubricant and massage oil.”
@Walgreens HIV Centers of Excellence Pharmacies... →
Walgreens has now certified more than 500 of its pharmacies as HIV Centers of Excellence (COE) in communities highly impacted by HIV, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The announcement was made today at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Chicago.
HIV gaining ground in Greece amid financial crisis →
Though Greece had not detected a single case mother-to-child AIDS transmission, according to the Hellenic Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, a mother and daughter both recently tested positive for HIV, Reuters reports.
STD's: From the Bedroom to the Courtroom →
The spread of sexually transmitted diseases is a major issue in our country. According to Planned Parenthood, every night in Virginia alone, 85 people will become infected with chlamydia, 28 with gonorrhea, and three will acquire AIDS. Now some are taking this social problem, and making it a legal matter.
Rampant STD's in Alabama! →
It’s the list on which no state wants to be ranked near the top. Yet, every year, Alabama continues to find itself as one of the most STD infected states in the nation.
Shape of a woman's pout may mean better sex →
Here’s a fun fact to share at parties this weekend: The shape of a woman’s lips may predict the likelihood of her having an orgasm. (Seriously.)
Baby boomers not immune to sexually transmitted... →
Last month, we addressed the most common sex myths about baby boomers, debunking the false assumption that as people age, they lose their desire to have sex. While boomers are breaking the mid-life sex stereotype, new data is revealing that the era of “free love” mindset is beginning to catch up with its original practitioners in more ways than one. With a reminder that immunity does...
Magic Johnson Announcement 20 years later →
It was a news conference that contained no news. Sure, it was an inspiring afternoon and a star-studded event that at one point drawing six members of the Basketball Hall of Fame to the stage. But when you get down to it, the principle announcement came down to this: “Here I am.”
Maverik store chain pays to settle HIV case →
A Utah-based convenience store chain has agreed to pay $115,000 to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it improperly fired an HIV-positive bakery clerk in Wyoming.
Victims speak out abt North Carolina sterilization... →
Elaine Riddick was 13 years old when she got pregnant after being raped by a neighbor in Winfall, N.C., in 1967. The state ordered that immediately after giving birth, she should be sterilized. Doctors cut and tied off her fallopian tubes.
Should law require bride to take the groom's name? →
What do u think? Should brides be required to take their groom’s name? Julia Levine Rogers thinks of herself as a “strong modern woman,” who at 27 has worked in health clinics in Africa and started her own travel business for students.
Interesting article: Should u date outside your... →
You come from two different worlds. With two different bank accounts. Blue collar, white collar—lower class, upper class—whatever you want to call it. But you’re smitten with one another and want to make it work. Can you successfully date someone outside your social class? And, if so, what are some of the challenges you should expect to face?
Men are 3 times more likely to say "I love you"... →
Contrary to the popular belief that women are the more romantic sex, men are far more likely to be the first to say “I love you” according to new research.
Shorter University in Ga. req's employees to sign... →
A Georgia university is requiring its employees to sign a statement saying they are not gay or else risk getting fired, according to local reports.
PA woman, boyfriend busted for having sex on city... →
A raunchy Pennsylvania woman was arrested for giving her inmate boyfriend a bus token of her affection during a mass transit tryst.
"Free love" at 'Occupy Wall Street' site prompts... →
“Last week was free love,” a medical professional at a nearby clinic said, referring to the number of people who organisers referred for STD testing, the New York Post reported.
New strain of HIV found in Singapore →
A new and possibly more aggressive strain of the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) has surfaced in Singapore, evolving from the two existing strains.
Contraception pills hamper orgasm, sex drive in... →
Newer forms of hormonal contraception hampers arousal, lubrication and orgasm despite its family planning benefits and convenience, according to new research.
Pumped up kicks / dubstep →
Doctors urge HIV testing starting at 16 →
The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that all teens 16 to 18 years old receive regular, routine HIV tests if they live in an area where the prevalence of HIV is greater than 0.1% of the population.