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Sorry But Your Weekend Make Out Buddy Probably Has Herpes

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's a good chance you have an STD.

Oct 29, 2015

Jun 25, 2015

Game Changer: Scientists Are Working On A Vaccine For The World's Most Common STI

Hopefully you don't know much about chlamydia except that you don't want it.

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.

Jan 12, 2013

What Exactly Is Safe Sex? [He Said/She Said]

So CC's lovely editor Alex was browsing Reddit this week and came across this post, with a guy asking if it was unreasonable to ask his girlfriend of four years to give him a blow job without a condom. My initial thoughts? That must taste weird, very latex-y and possibly like spermicide.

Oct 4, 2012

STDs Are So Hot Right Now [Sexy Time]

The other day, my supervisor barreled into the office and proceeded to freak out about this article he'd read in the New Yorker about a new strain of gonorrhea that can't be treated with antibiotics. He and my other boss - both of whom are married and ostensibly free from contracting STDs - were utterly appalled and proceeded to disparage people who have casual sex, and said they hope this news would teach the "floozies" a lesson.

Aug 14, 2012

Gonorrhea is Almost Untreatable [Sex in the News]

Gonorrhea (nicknamed The Clap) is only one antibiotic away from becoming untreatable. Yep, all the previous treatments are no longer responding.

May 30, 2012

How Do I Tell Him He Gave Me An STD!? [Ask a Dude]

I went to the health center and got my regular 6 month check up and I came up positive for…something.

Mar 13, 2012

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.