Archive for the ‘Sexually Transmitted Infections’ Category

Screening for Genital Herpes is Still Not Recommended for People Without Symptoms

Science Staff: March 2017

It is estimated that almost 1 in 6 people in the U.S. ages 14 – 49 years old have a genital herpes infection.1 Despite the prevalence of this sexually transmitted infection, no effective vaccine has … Read the rest

 

Sex is Not a Game: Dr. Freda Bush

MI’s most popular video has been remade and updated in partnership with the New Jersey Physician’s Advisory Group (NJPAG). One of the most thought provoking lines in the video says, “If sex is a game, does that mean somebody loses?”  … Read the rest

 

Update on HIV from CDC

MI Science Staff: February 2016

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The above graphic was released this week from the CDC, as the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections took place in Boston, Massachusetts. While other graphics focused on racial groups and geographic regions, this … Read the rest

 

Women Who Have Sex with Women (WSW): STI risks

MI Science Staff (December 2015)

A survey on sexual behavior in the United States that was collected from 2006-2008, showed that about 13% of females had some sort of same sex intimate contact at some time in their life. 1Read the rest

 

Presidents Corner for October 2015 by Dr. Freda Bush

STI Risk Taking and Screening:
Who’s Responsible?

MI Advisory President’s Corner, October 2015

Thank you to the Ware Foundation for funding the updating of the STD Wizard to the 2015 CDC Guidelines

One of the updates to the guidelines was … Read the rest