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Dating someone with HIV

Learning that your partner has HIV can bring on a flood of questions and feelings, but many find that dating someone with HIV is still emotionally satisfying and sexually fulfilling. It’s important to be familiar with the “language” of HIV, understand the risks to your own health, and discover the ways in which to best support your partner. Read more>>

 

HIV Symptoms in Women

The transmission of HIV has long been understood; it’s the same means for both men and women, regardless of sexual orientation. The HIV virus is present in bodily fluids – so sexual contact that involves exposure to these fluids is an easy route for infection. But the interpretation, and occurrence, of HIV Symptoms in women typically vary when compared with men. Read more>>

 

Why doesn’t anyone talk about the stigma of dating with Herpes?

We’re all aware of the stigma associated with dating while HIV positive, but we don’t often hear, or talk, about the Genital Herpes dating stigma.

The CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans over the age of 14 have contracted Genital Herpes, and reports find that stigma associated with dating with the Herpes infection is even stronger now than the stigma of being HIV+.

Why aren’t we talking about Herpes, and what it means for dating, companionship, and  happiness? Read more>>

 

How does testing positive for Herpes affect dating?

The stigma that comes with having herpes is going away, but it can still be stressful. Herpes Dating sites like SafePositive.com can help make dating with herpes work, and simultaneously support Sexual Health… Read more>>

 

Dating with HIV

HIV Dating is losing stigma among online sites. The growth of online dating in recent years has driven the development of niche dating sites as SafePositive.com. Read More>>

 

Vaccine for Herpes a Possibility

New research from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle leads scientists to believe that there could be a vaccine in the future for genital herpes. Read More>>

 

Alicia Keys EMPOWERs Women with HIV

Grammy Award winning artist Alicia Keys is spokesperson for EMPOWERED, with mission to inform U.S. women about HIV/AIDS while empowering them in making choices that help keep themselves healthy and will ultimately help to reduce – and end – the spread of HIV/AIDS. Read More>>

 

Study reports “functional cure” for HIV

Asier Saez-Cirion, of the Institute Pasteur in Paris Evidence, has authored a study in the journal PLOS Pathogens suggesting that it is possible to control HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, with early treatment, and effectively render further treatment unnecessary. Read More>>

 

The STD Project: An Inspiring Story

Founder and Administrator of The STD Project, Jenelle Marie contracted genital herpes at the age of 16.

Jenelle was initially shamed by a trusted physician, ostracized from her local community, and generally endured a terrible array of judgmental behavior at a vulnerable age. But this did not ruin her life; far from it. Read more>>

 

Dating with Genital Herpes

Most of us shudder at the thought of passing a disease to someone we care about, especially one they will have to spend the rest of their life with; however, when you’re dating with genital herpes with someone who hasn’t contracted the virus, that’s exactly what you’re risking.>>Read More

 

CDC Releases Troubling Trends in 2010 for United States Sexual Health Dilemma

The CDC recently released the 2010 STD Trends in the United States. Media coverage focused on chlamydia as it topped the CDC report, with 1.3 cases reported in 2010. The report focused on gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis–the three STDs that physicians are required to report to public health authorities, but it only represents a fraction of “one of the most critical health challenges facing our nation today.” Find out what the numbers don’t tell you. Read more>>

 

Oral Cancers Linked to HPV on the Rise

According to a new government study, the rate of HPV linked oral cancers rose considerably over the last two decades in the United States. With over 20 million Americans currently infected with Human papillomavirus, and 6 million more every year, approximately 50% of sexually active people in the US will get HPV at some point in their lives. >>Read more

 

Genital Herpes: The Truth Revealed

So what’s the truth about genital herpes? The CDC estimates that one in six people ages 14-49 have HSV-2, and many people have such mild symptoms that they don’t even know they have contracted the genital herpes virus. The truth is, if you’re sexually active with multiple partners, especially if you’re having unprotected sex, it’s time to get tested for STDs. >>Read more

 

I’ve Got a Rash: My Genital Herpes Scare

We recently caught up with close friend of the SafePositive family Walter to get his account of a recent STD scare. “I woke up with a rash…I had an itch as well, and not your typical itch either. Do you know that itch that feels like an rash? It’s distinctly different than just any itch, and you recognize that immediately. It was alarming, to say the least.” >>Read more

 

Practice Like a Porn Star to Prevent STDs

Pornography might not have much morally right about it, but there is one valuable lesson those of us who are sexually active can learn from porn stars that no one can argue: Porn stars get tested for sexually transmitted diseases at least once per month. >>Read more

 

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