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CDC and NIH Officials: Congress Is Showing How Not to Fight the Zika Virus - Washington Post
The Obama administration has twice repurposed or transferred funding away from other pressing health priorities to address the Zika crisis. Drs. Tom Frieden and Anthony Fauci describe how this approach is detrimental to the Zika response and to the important non-Zika activities being tapped.
 
Gonorrhea Is Becoming Untreatable, U.N. Health Officials Warn - NPR
The U.N. health agency released new guidelines warning doctors that it no longer recommends an entire class of antibiotics - quinolones - to treat gonorrhea because quinolone-resistant strains have emerged all over the world.
 
The teen birthrate has plummeted rapidly since the mid-2000s - and a new study suggests better use of birth control is entirely responsible.
 
Building a Movement amidst a Broken System: Black Gay Men and HIV Justice in the Era of 1 In 2 - Huffington Post 
This article calls for incremental institutional reform and radical social change to address the impact of HIV on the lives of black gay men.
A new study found that when mice were vaginally infected, Zika was able to replicate in the vagina for four or five days. This suggests that mice's bodies are less able to defend itself from Zika when infected this way.
 
A Virginia school board urged the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys bathroom at his high school, framing it as an issue of national importance.
 
The Relationship "Rule" 1 in 5 Americans Are Breaking -Refinery29
According to a recent study, one in five Americans has been in a non-monogamous relationship, suggesting that it's actually fairly common for people to seek out alternative relationship structures.
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