Here's a crucial message for teens: Oral sex carries many of the same risks as vaginal sex, including human papilloma virus, or HPV. And HPV may now be overtaking tobacco as the leading cause of oral cancers in America in people under age 50.
"Adolescents don't think oral sex is something to worry about," said Bonnie Halpern-Felsher professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. "They view it as a way to have intimacy without having "sex."
FDA approves Selzentry (maraviroc) 150 mg and 300 mg tablets, a CCR5 co-receptor antagonist used in combination with other antiretroviral products for the treatment of adults infected with CCR5-tropic HIV-1.
Read about the FDA's updated evaluation of condom effectiveness against specific STI's
This PDF from the EPA explains the proper way to dispose of medical sharps, or syringes.
Learn about Sexual Risk Behavior Publications & Resources from the CDC.
The CDC has made some major changes to the Division of HIV/AIDS internet pages. These include better organization of topics, better search engine - you can now search just the HIV/AIDS website and more frequent updates. You can get to these pages from our Infectious Disease Links page, in the HIV/AIDS section.
Hepatitis C not a single disease issue: - Relationship of HVC to diabetes, lymphoma, liver cancer and mental disorders. From hepcchallenge.org.
Hepatitis C and liver cancer: - A growing threat in the Hepatitis C population. From hepcchallenge.org.