Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

In the last lesson, we discussed some of the risks associated with engaging in sexual activity. This lesson will hone in on one of those risks, in particular, sexually transmitted infections or STIs. Sexually transmitted infections are sometimes more commonly referred to as sexually transmitted diseases or STDs. The difference between these two terms is…

The Science of HIV/AIDS

The Science of HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS has taken the lives of over 39 million people worldwide, despite our efforts to prevent, treat and better understand it. But with 35 million people currently infected, what exactly is it, and are we close to a cure? To contract HIV, the virus must enter the bloodstream – and it’s often transmitted from infected…