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Sexual Health

Get the information you need to take control of your sexual health, whether that be reading inspiring patient stories or learning about symptoms and treatments for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Vaccines

Yes, Boys Should Get the HPV Vaccine, Too

The HPV vaccine: It’s not just for girls anymore. Learn why it’s important for boys to get vaccinated, how it helps prevent cancers in men, and more.

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Symptoms

Why Isn’t There an HPV Test for Men?

More and more men are being diagnosed with HPV-related cancers of the throat. So why aren’t they routinely screened for the virus?

PrEP
Prevention

Should You Take PrEP to Prevent HIV? Here's What You Should Know

The drug is more than 90% effective at preventing the spread of HIV through sex. So why aren’t more docs prescribing it?

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Prevention

How to Navigate Oral Sex With HSV-1 and HSV-2

If someone with a cold sore performs oral sex on a partner, can the partner get genital herpes? Get the answer this and other oral herpes questions here.

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Myths

Don’t Believe These HPV Vaccine Myths

Are you still deciding whether you or your child should get the HPV vaccine? Here are the myths and facts surrounding it.

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Symptoms

What’s the Difference Between The Herpes Viruses?

Is a cold sore the same virus as genital herpes? Can you get HSV-1 and HSV-2 genitally? Get the answers to these and other herpes questions.

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Living With

10 Myths About Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is quite common, but a great deal of stigma still exists surrounding the virus. Know the facts from the falsehoods.

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Healthy Conversations

How to Tell Your Partner You Have Herpes

Take it from someone who’s been there: Disclosing your STI status can be scary, but doing it has tons of advantages.

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Prevention

Can You Get Herpes From...? Your Questions Answered

First of all, don’t panic. Learn just how the herpes virus is transmitted and whether you’re at risk from things like toilet seats and towels.

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Prevention

The Herpes Viruses are Getting Smarter

Find out what it means for prevention and treatment.