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Crabs: Not a Day at the Beach Crabs: Not a Day at the Beach

Crabs: Not a Day at the Beach

By , 18

When you learn that they like warm places and come in big groups, pubic lice, or “crabs,” don’t sound that bad. For a sexually transmitted disease (STD), they’re not too dangerous and far from fatal. So, why talk about these […]

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Does HIV Look Like Me? Does HIV Look Like Me?

Does HIV Look Like Me?

By , 18

Scary fact: Half of the HIV and AIDS infections in the world occur in people under the age of 25. That means people like YOU and ME. Scarier fact: As a teen, there are very few HIV/AIDS organizations that cater […]

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Getting the Lowdown on HPV Getting the Lowdown on HPV

Getting the Lowdown on HPV

By , 19

By now, you’ve probably seen those “One Less” commercials that are all over TV. They feature girls and women doing everyday things while talking about human papillomavirus (HPV) and Gardasil, the new vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug…

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How to Become an AIDS Activist How to Become an AIDS Activist

How to Become an AIDS Activist

By , 18

In this crazy political climate, a lot of young people want to do something more about the issues that affect us and our futures. But we don’t always know how. Take me, for example. While I have experience with other […]

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I'm Living with Herpes I'm Living with Herpes

I’m Living with Herpes

By , 19

“We just wanted to let you know that your test results came back positive.” I could not believe what I was hearing. The nurse’s voice on the other end of the phone line was friendly, but distant, and I found […]

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My Date with an HIV Test My Date with an HIV Test

My Date with an HIV Test

By , 18

I happen to be very straight-edge, so I never really had any concern about HIV. I never had unprotected sex. I never did drugs. But last week, I decided to get tested for HIV. Why? Because we are at the […]

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My HPV Vaccine Experience My HPV Vaccine Experience

My HPV Vaccine Experience

By , 16

Like most nine-year-olds, I had no idea what HPV was when I first got the Gardasil vaccination. I can vaguely remember my mom and my doctor telling me that the shots were just to help prevent some sort of disease. […]

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