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Daddyhunt's BJ Gruber Says 'Don't Forget to Take Your PrEP' - WATCH - Towleroad 
Watch this new PSA released by Building Healthy Online Communities, a consortium of public health leaders, including NCSH members NCSD and Project Inform, and gay dating website and app owners.   

STDs Are At An All-Time High: Can At-Home Tests Help? - CNN
MyLABBox is a start-up that has partnered with Target, Walmart and Amazon to sell its STD testing kits online. Each box includes materials for testing, like swabs and a urine cup, and is then mailed to a certified lab for testing.

Women Using Long-Acting Contraception Less Likely to Use Condoms - Reuters
College women using long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) may be less likely to get pregnant, but are more vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases compared to peers not on LARCs, a US study finds.      

Male HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low - MedPage Today
Rates of vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) remain exceedingly low in American males, researchers reported here. In a recent analysis, only 7.9% of males were vaccinated.    

New Report Reveals That Campus Sexual Assault Begins Much Earlier Than College - Allure
According to a recent report by the Associated Press, school sexual violence often begins earlier than college. Way earlier.     

A Path Toward Ending AIDS in the US By 2025 - Medical Xpress
A new study describes an ambitious but feasible path toward what may have seemed unachievable just a decade ago: an end to the AIDS epidemic in the US. 

This App Could Bring Sex Ed To All Students - Smithsonian
Real Talk is a new app to help middle schoolers access reliable sex education information using storytelling, regardless of whether they have internet at home.

'Female Viagra' May Help Younger Women - US News & World Report  
A new review of several studies suggests that the medication dubbed "female Viagra" may help women whose low sex drives cause personal distress or relationship problems.

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