What pisses me off about syphilis testing/treatment in NYCIn his latest blog, Mike Barr asks:
If we have a vaccine against Lyme, why do we not have one for syphilis yet? (They are both spirochete infections).
If there is a Morning After (PEP) treatment for syphilis that exists, why is it never used or distributed?
If there are better ways to give out penicillin-G treatment (in Europe, they use pills. The U.S. still uses multiple shots that can cause people to have trouble walking for up to 3 days!) why don’t we do it?

What pisses me off about syphilis testing/treatment in NYC
In his latest blog, Mike Barr asks:

  1. If we have a vaccine against Lyme, why do we not have one for syphilis yet? (They are both spirochete infections).
  2. If there is a Morning After (PEP) treatment for syphilis that exists, why is it never used or distributed?
  3. If there are better ways to give out penicillin-G treatment (in Europe, they use pills. The U.S. still uses multiple shots that can cause people to have trouble walking for up to 3 days!) why don’t we do it?
One More Study Shows PrEP Doesn’t Lead to Riskier SexPrEP was approved in 2012 as an HIV prevention tool that can reduce the risk of transmission by more than 90% if used correctly. However, the antiretroviral has remained controversial, and sparsely used, in no small part because of concerns that it will lead to sexual risk bingeing.

One More Study Shows PrEP Doesn’t Lead to Riskier Sex

PrEP was approved in 2012 as an HIV prevention tool that can reduce the risk of transmission by more than 90% if used correctly. However, the antiretroviral has remained controversial, and sparsely used, in no small part because of concerns that it will lead to sexual risk bingeing.

Comic Book Teaches Middle School Students About Sex Ed


A new comic book is teaching sex education to middle school students in the Nunavut territory of Canada. Titled Choices, it covers sexual health issues, relationships, gender identity, sexually transmitted infections and alcohol use. The comic tells the stories of a group of Inuit classmates and includes their native Inuktitut phrases.