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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

2010 HIV Statistics in the United States

1.2 million people are living with HIV in the US, and nearly 1 in 5 people (about 240,000) don’t know they are infected. The CDC recently released the 2010 Statistics in the US… Read more>>

HPV Facts

If you are sexually active, it’s more than likely that you will contract an HPV infection at some point in your life. According to the CDC, about 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and experts estimate another six million American are affected each year. At least one out of every two sexually active people will contract a form of 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 STDsRead more

I have 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

Foursquare Releases STD Test Badge

While the idea of broadcasting to your friends that you have just “checked in” at a STD testing facility might seem like a crazy idea at first, head of business development Tristan Walker explains why this could be a very useful tool to encourage STD testing and discussion. Read More

Do I Have an STD? Quick STD Statistics

While utilizing safe sex practices lowers the risk of contracting an STD, abstinence is the only method that is 100% effective. Get informed on common STD contraction statistics and where to get tested. Read More