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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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  • HIV-positive porn actress 'coming to terms' with test results

    The adult film actress who has tested positive for HIV said Friday she was "still coming to terms with all this" but thanked those who had expressed their support, saying "this will not hold me down." The 28-year-old performer, whose screen name is...
  • New HIV positive test 'hits home' for former porn performer

    New HIV positive test 'hits home' for former porn performer
    News that an adult film actress tested positive for HIV was all too familiar for Derrick Burts. Burts was a 24-year-old porn performer when he tested positive for HIV in 2010.  The most recent case, which came to light this week when a 28-year-old woman...
  • Porn actress who tested positive for HIV 'stronger than ever'

    Porn actress who tested positive for HIV 'stronger than ever'
    As the porn industry grapples with its latest health crisis, an adult-film actress who has tested positive for HIV says she is overwhelmed by the support she has received since the news went public. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade...
  • Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world

    Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world
    The adult film industry has called a nationwide moratorium on production after an actress tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that a 28-year-old actress...
  • Porn actress' HIV result shows need for condom mandate, critics say

    Porn actress' HIV result shows need for condom mandate, critics say
    Some critics of the adult film industry are pointing to the latest HIV scare as further evidence that condoms should be required on set. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that...
  • Porn-production moratorium lifted week after positive HIV test

    An adult-film trade group has lifted an industry-wide moratorium on porn production that was prompted by an actress' positive HIV test. Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade association for the porn industry, called for the moratorium a...
  • DSM-5 is here: Are psychiatrists ready to stop arguing about it?

    DSM-5 is here: Are psychiatrists ready to stop arguing about it?
    Finally. After many contentious years, the American Psychiatric Assn. has unleashed DSM-5, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. If you know one thing about the DSM, it’s probably that this book is...
  • Newton R. Russell dies at 85; veteran California legislator

    Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Caņada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85. A...
  • Birth control in sex ed classes passes Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois public schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control under a measure the Senate sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday. The legislation is a change from current policy, where...
  • Dr. Ruth H. Singer

    Dr. Ruth H. Singer
    Dr. Ruth H. Singer, a retired physician who was a state health administrator and later worked in AIDS and HIV treatment at Chase Brexton Health Services, died of pancreatic cancer May 27 at her North Baltimore home. She was 69. "What one loved about Ruth...
  • Michael Douglas and the debate over oral sex and cancer

    Michael Douglas and the debate over oral sex and cancer
    Michael Douglas recently addressed his bout with throat cancer, leading many to believe that his particular battle with the disease was brought on by oral sex. But now his camp is backtracking on the comments. In a candid interview with the Guardian...