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Elizabeth Boskey, Ph.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Elizabeth Boskey, Ph.D.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Throw Away The Condom Created: Monday, May 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      When throwing away a condom after sex, it may be a good idea to wrap it in toilet paper or tissue to prevent it from leaking and making a mess. Page 9.
    • How to Use a Condom Created: Monday, May 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Images of the proper way to use a condom during and after sex.
    • Top Risk Factors for Acquiring an STD Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      What social and biological factors put a person at increased risk of acquiring an STD?
    • Top Ways to Avoid Contracting an STD Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      You know you want to have sex, but what's the best way to do so as safely as possible? How can you reduce the risk of contracting an STD? Here Are The Top 10 Ways to Avoid Contracting an STD If You...
    • Everyone Should Know About Asymptomatic STDs Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      One of the factors that makes STDs so common is that most people with an STD don't even know that they are sick. It is not uncommon to be infected but have no STD symptoms, in other words people ar...
    • How is Trichomoniasis Treated? Created: Saturday, March 31, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Trichomoniasis is treated with one of two drugs - metronidazole or tinidazole.
    • Nongonoccocal Urethritis: An Overview Created: Monday, May 28, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Nongonoccocal urethritis is a diagnosis of exclusion. It describes the symptoms you are experiencing, but rather than telling you what disease you have it tells you what disease you don't.
    • How is Non-Gonoccocal Urethritis (NGU) Treated? Created: Saturday, March 31, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Most cases of NGU are treated the same way as chlamydia.
    • How Do I Get Treated for Mycoplasma Genitalium? Created: Sunday, March 16, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Mycoplasma genitalium is the most common cause of non-gonococcal urethritis in men, and is often associated with bacterial vaginosis and cervicitis in women. It is treated with antibiotics.
    • How is Chancroid Treated? Created: Saturday, March 31, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Chancroid is treated with antibiotics.
    • How are Scabies Treated? Created: Saturday, March 31, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Scabies are treated with topical pesticides.
    • How are Pubic Lice Treated? Created: Saturday, March 31, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Pubic lice are normally treated with topical pesticides.
    • The Affordable Care Act & Women's Health Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      The Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, has a number of provisions that are directly beneficial for women's health.
    • Violence and HIV Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Domestic violence has been linked to HIV risk across a variety of types of relationships.
    • Online Dating and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Created: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Online dating can be a great option for people with STDs to meet others in similar situations. On the other hand, it can also increase risky forms of casual sex.
    • The Lowdown On the Down Low Created: Sunday, November 18, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Men on the down low are men who sleep with other men while in relationships with women. Learn why this happens, and the sexual hazards associated with down low lifestyles.
    • What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? Created: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Many people don't understand the difference between HIV and AIDS. HIV is a virus; AIDS is a definition
    • What is Contact Tracing? Created: Thursday, December 06, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Contact tracking is one way in which governments try to limit the spread of STD epidemics.
    • How Can My Partner and I Have Gonorrhea If We've Been Faithful? Created: Thursday, November 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Recently someone wrote to me asking how he and his partner could both have gonorrhea if they had been faithful to each other in the year since they'd been together. I asked him if they'd both been ...
    • Sex Myths: It's the Man's Responsibility to Buy Condoms Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Another prevalent STD myth is that it's the man's responsibility to buy condoms. The truth is that it's everyone's responsibility to be prepared to have safe sex.
    • Sexually Transmitted Infections Created: Monday, November 22, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Why do the experts call sexually transmitted diseases sexually transmitted infections? Because, technically, the term sexually transmitted infections is more accurate. However, that doesn't mean th...
    • Is there a relationship between Viagra and STDs? Created: Sunday, June 22, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      The relationship between Viagra and STDs is mostly what you might expect. More sex means more risk.
    • Drug Adherence Created: Saturday, June 21, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Drug adherence is important, particularly if you have a hard to control condition, such as HIV.
    • Confirmatory Test - Double Checking Test Results Created: Friday, February 18, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      When accurate diagnosis is important, a confirmatory test is often used to determine whether or not an initial diagnostic test result is correct.
    • Why Don't People Talk About Cold Sores The Same Way As Genital Herpes? Created: Saturday, June 21, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      There isn't as much pressure to disclose oral herpes infections as there is genital infections. Here's why I think that is.
    • 80's Nostalgia Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Sometimes I miss being an HIV educator in the 1980's. I'm glad HIV is so much more treatable now, but it feels like there's less motivation to change.
    • When Doctors Stigmatize STD Patients Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Understanding why doctors stigmatize STD patients means understanding that doctors are human, and flawed, just like the rest of it.
    • The Quest for a Herpes Vaccine Created: Saturday, June 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      People are always asking me why there still isn't a herpes vaccine or a herpes cure. It's not because scientists aren't trying to make one.
    • What Is Asymptomatic Shedding? Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Just because you don't have symptoms of a disease doesn't mean you can't pass it on. Many individuals are infected with viral sexually transmitted diseases like HIV or Herpes for years without know...
    • Fit Kit Condoms - Pick Your Size Created: Thursday, January 07, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Men come in all shapes and sizes, but until recently the number of different condom sizes was somewhat limited. Then the Fit Kit condom came on the market, and all of a sudden there were many diffe...
    • Is it dangerous to mix drinking and sex? Created: Thursday, December 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Most people know that combining drinking with sex can lead to risky behaviors, but why is that? What is it about alcohol use that increases sexual risk?
    • The Whole Truth on TV - Gay Men, Blood Donation, HIV, and the Law Created: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      I was enormously disappointed to find out that the NBC TV show "Harry's Law" had been canceled, particularly since I learned about it right after they aired two different episodes dealing with cont...

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