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Blinded By Desire? The Real Reason Men and Women Skip the Condom

The Real Reason Men and Women Skip the Condom. In a perfect world, getting your partner to use a condom would be easy. They’d just wrap it up and get on with it. But condoms have been stigmatized through the media, pop culture, hearsay, gossip, you name it. And sadly, this leads to a wide variety of negative assumptions circulating …

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What an HIV Positive lifestyle looks like in the 21st Century

What an HIV Positive lifestyle looks like in the 21st Century Raif Derrazi is charming, his smile warm and broad, he’s quick to laugh, generous with his knowledge of bodybuilding and eating healthy, and he’s HIV positive. HIV is a part of Raif’s life, but it’s not the most interesting thing about him. While Raif will speak to you honestly …

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What’s the Actual Difference Between HIV and AIDS?

What’s the Actual Difference Between HIV and AIDS? HIV/AIDS. The two go together. When you see them in the media, read about them online, or hear them on the news, it’s always HIV/AIDS. But why do people say both? Doesn’t HIV mean AIDS? If you have HIV do you also have AIDS? Is HIV just a different way to say …

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Can you get tested for STDs Too Soon After Unprotected Sex?

Can you get tested for STDs Too Soon After Unprotected Sex? It seems like the best time to get tested after unprotected sex would be the next day, right? If the morning after pill is for the morning after, then shouldn’t STD tests also happen soon after unsafe sex? Actually, no. While it might seem strange, it could be a …

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The Truth About HIV Symptoms in Women

The Truth About HIV Symptoms in Women HIV symptoms are broad, general, and can be mistaken for lots of other health conditions. The body only has so many ways to signal that it’s under attack; fever, sore throat, muscle aches, rashes…is it the flu? Is it HIV? It’s hard to know. And doing a quick google search for HIV symptoms …

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How Often Should You be Getting Tested for HIV/STDs?

How Often Should You be Getting Tested for HIV/STDs? Sexual health is important. But sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to do or where to go to protect yourself. Don’t worry, we can help. We’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about getting regular HIV/STD tests. Get tested at LEAST once a year. HIV testing …