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Date:   November 2nd, 2019

Travelling with HIV: Essential Preparation Tips

When planning for a trip or vacation and you are HIV positive, it is essential to prepare and familiarize yourself with the resources you need to make the trip comfortable.

Travelling with HIV is no big deal; but, there are restrictions in place by several domestic and international travel destinations. Therefore you must plan adequately before you hit the road or touch the skies.

Date:   October 29th, 2019


UnderstandingSexually Transmitted Infections


It is not uncommon for females to experience a dry vagina even when they are totally into a session with a mate. And when it does, adding a lube may be the next most reasonable thing to do.

But how many times is your lubricant with you when it's time to get down to business? Honestly, not always!

And in the absence of lube, most millennials will tell you to saliva is the next best option if you're looking to reduce friction during penetration.

Well, no one is saying it won't improve the situation at that time. But are there downsides to using some spit to moist up a dry vagina.

Date:   October 25th, 2019

A Medical Test could make it Easy to Detect a New Member of the Sexually transmitted diseases

It can be hard to be identified if you keep to a subtle nature, which is the case for the tiniest bacteria ever discovered by the scientific community.

The bacteria known as Mycoplasma Genitalium is said to be more widespread than the Gonorrhea bacteria. It is a newbie in the list of sexually transmitted diseases.

M. Gen has been tough to identify due to its size and lack of a reliable technique to determine whether a patient is infected or not

However, a recent milestone in developing a method for detecting the bacteria has been developed by a company known as name Hologic Inc. The company—previously known as Gen-Probe---is based in San Diego.

The company is known for its success in automating blood scans for sexually transmitted diseases including all types of Hepatitis and HIV and recently has been the fifrst company to be accredited by the FDA to conduct their Mycoplasma genitalia tests on patients.

Other companies have recently joined Hologic Inc. in developing such diagnostic tests.

 In May, the FDA formalized a second mycoplasma genitalium identification test for Swiss pharmaceutical company, Roche, while SpeedDX the Australian pharmaceutical company has applied for approval for their inhouse test capable of identifying the resistance of M. genitalium to antibiotics.

Date:   October 21st, 2019


Using Tech to Track and Warn People at Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases


In a controversial operation that kicked off last month, officers from Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) officers have been using apps from social dating websites like Facebook, Tinder, and Grindr to reach out to individuals they believe are at the risk of contracting STIs.

This crackdown was triggered by the threatening STI statistics in Iowa.

Internal health records show that the area has reported more and more cases of sexually transmitted diseases since 2010. Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and Chlamydia are the most common infections in the region.

Date:   October 17th, 2019


Possible Reasons for a Foul Smelling Penis

If you notice an unusually strong smell on your penis, it could be a sign something is behind it.

Most times, these conditions are not severe, and they are easy to treat. Males with foreskins may accumulate germs beneath the skin if they do not practice hygiene.

Another common cause of a foul smelling penis is STDs/STIs.

Read on to discover the most common causes of an odorous penis.

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