Sexual Health Fables, Fallacies, and Risk Mitigation: 6 Studies

October 4, 2019
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

Vaccines against herpes and chlamydia show promise but sexual health awareness in the US leaves a lot to be desired. The research explains.

Research on vaccines against genital herpes and chlamydia shows promise but Americans could use some re-education on sexually transmitted infections and diseases, including how they pass from person to person. Misconceptions about specific infections, poor knowledge of safe sex practices, and limited communication with sex partners are among the deficits uncovered in recent research. The good news is that novel screening strategies may help improve linkage to STI services. Click through the slides below for summaries of 6 new studies.