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How can you get an STI?

It’s reasonable to assume that all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – a.k.a. sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – are transmitted through sexual contact. While that may be true, it’s only part…

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5 Steps Towards Sexual Health

To celebrate World Sexual Health Month 2019 we’re bringing you a 5-step guide to improving your sexual health. With the start of fall and the new school year in full…

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What you Need to Know about Herpes Simplex Virus

When people think of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), herpes (herpes simplex virus – HSV) is usually one of the first things that comes to mind. The fear and shame associated…

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How do STI Tests Work?

People often talk about “getting tested for STIs” (sexually transmitted infections, also known as STD’s, sexually transmitted diseases). We ask partners if they’ve been “tested” and ask health care providers…

Doctor talks about at home STI testing at a table with a binx box on it.
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Types of STI Tests: Dr. Heller Explains Sample Collection

To learn more about the types of STI tests, check out our blog, How Do STI Tests Work.

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Where, When, And Why You Should be Tested for STIs

You know what sexually transmitted infections are (STIs, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, STDs), you know you should be tested, but you still have more questions. Relax – you’re…

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The Inside Scoop on Internal Condoms

The Basics: Who: Internal condoms can be used by anyone engaging in penetrative sex, specifically those engaging in receptive penetrative sex. What: The FC2 condom, the only FDA approved internal…

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HPV: the STI that most people get without knowing

Reality check: about 80% of sexually active people will contract HPV in their lifetime, and most won’t know they have it.  But don’t freak out – 90% of HPV cases…