| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:39 AM
In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public: Sex.
Once a week, a doctor appearing on HTV's "Clinic Online" focuses on sexual issues, fielding questions about sexually...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:05 PM
Girls who got vaccinated against HPV were more likely than their unvaccinated peers to become infected with a sexually transmitted disease, but the vaccine was definitely not to blame for their risky sexual behavior, according to a new study of more...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:27 PM
The latest government report on rates of reportable sexually transmitted diseases has good and bad news for the Peninsula and Hampton Roads.
In its summary of 2013 rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 50 metropolitan areas, the U.S. Centers...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:27 PM
Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow.
Nevada health officials said Friday that they're considering strict...
| Jan 17, 2015
Dr. Peter Beilenson thought fighting the intractable rates of drug use and sexually transmitted diseases in Baltimore was tough. Then the former city health commissioner took on health insurance.
"It's the hardest job I've had," said Beilenson,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The documentary “deepsouth” chronicles four people in the American South and how they are trying to find a solution to the region’s HIV epidemic. In the film, there is a scene where a health teacher in Mississippi uses candies in cups to...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
It would have seemed the stuff of fantasy in the dark days of the 1980s, when an AIDS diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence: a pill, taken daily, that could protect against HIV infection.
But today, such a drug exists. The blue tablet, marketed...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Los Angeles voters committed some bad public policy in 2012 when they approved Measure B, which mandated the use of condoms in any adult film shot in the county. Now, state lawmakers are prepared to double down on that misadventure and spread the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart....
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:54 AM
In February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, "Should a Girl Be First in Space?" It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short. In 1961, NASA sent Alan...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:46 PM
A trade association for the adult film industry on Monday lifted a production hold that had been prompted by concerns that a performer had been exposed to HIV on an out-of-state film set.
The Free Speech Coalition said tests revealed that the "performer...