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Nov 24, 2020

How The Global Fund (RED) Is Impacting 180 Million Lives?

Most people think that (RED) is just a color, but actually, it is also the name of a Global Fund,...

Oct 2, 2016

UK Scientists May Be on the Brink of a Cure For HIV

For one man, every trace of the disease has vanished.

Mar 4, 2013

Doctors Cured Baby With HIV, Holy Crap [Candy Dish]

Holy crap, for the second time in recorded history a patient has been cured of HIV.

Sex in the News: More Online Dating = More STDs?

Across the border in my home country of Canada, rates of STDs have rapidly been increasing since 2000. Syphilis cases have increased 10 times over, while chlamydia rates have increased 66 percent. Public-health experts are saying that this can partially be attributed to the popularity of online dating.

Sexy Time: 5 Sex Facts That Will Scare the Ish Out of You

Two days ago, I went to my university’s health center. Now, usually I completely disregard any information I get at the health center on the grounds of either A) I have heard that every year since I first took sex ed in 7th grade, or B) Those 'doctors' are full of ish. But this time, by the luck of the draw, I happened to get a check-up from someone that (gasp!) actually knew what they were talking about.

Friday Faves: Pig in a Blanket – An Acquired Taste?

My first boyfriend was uncircumcised. At the young, inexperienced age of fourteen, I realized this only because one day while chilling on the futon in the den having a post BJ-sesh chat, he informed me that some of the girls he had been with (because as a sixteen-year-old senior, he was far more sexually experienced than my freshman self) were initially freaked out by the au natural state of his Scottish-born ween.

Jan 14, 2011

Dec 1, 2010

World AIDS Day: You Can Make A Difference

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day - a day to take action towards informing yourself about how to protect yourself and others from HIV while reducing the prejudice of those infected. AIDS may seem like a problem only in the developing world, but it's not. Over 1.1 million people in the USA have HIV. There remains a stigma around AIDS that can reduced the more we talk about it.

Sep 29, 2010

STDs: Dont Ask, Don’t Tell?

Sarah woke up one Sunday with an aching pain in her throat. The night before, she had felt a bit sick after a week of intense studying and paper-writing. But, deciding her sanity was more important than her health, she threw back a few shots of Jose and hit the town with her girlfriends.

Sep 13, 2010

If You’re Having Sex, Do It Safely

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, college campuses everywhere will be packed with new people to party with, new people to study with, and yes, new people to have sex with.

Jul 16, 2009

Sexy Time: Demystifying Foreskin

Foreskin may be the only uncharted territory Americans have no desire to conquer. In our country, circumcision is common enough that a foreskin-free penis is the expectation, but elsewhere, that's hardly the case. Though it remains the most common elective operation globally, the majority of men in the world don't undergo it. Surprised?

Apr 2, 2009

The Doctor is In (Take 2)

We took the embarrassment (and speculum!) factor out of the equation and asked you, the CollegeCandy readers, to submit the questions you had regarding STDs and sexual health to our new pal, OB/GYN Dr. Lissa Rankin.

Apr 2, 2009

Why Everyone Should Get Tested

[The following post is courtesy of Vanessa Cullins, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs at Planned Parenthood. If anyone knows...

Apr 2, 2009

Everything You Need to Know About STD Tests

Do you have that burning, itching, inflamed, oozey feeling south of the border? Maybe you don't see or feel anything obvious but you just have that nagging suspicion that last week's man-whore frat-guy gave you more than his number.