February/March #132 : Clap Trap - by Lucile Scott

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The View

Status Seekers

Mentors-Feb/March 2007

Filling Station

Behind Every Good Woman?

How the Other Half Lives


Reyataz: Out With the Two Old, and In With One New

Ask the Sexpert-Feb/March 2007

Clap Trap

In the House

Pay It Forward

Health By Chocolate

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Saved by the Belly

Party Games

Discomfort Inn

Disobedience School

Styx and Stones

Parental Guidance

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Ed Letter-Feb/March 2007

Mailbox-Feb/March 2007

Catch of the Month-Feb/March 2007

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The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

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Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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February / March 2007

Clap Trap

by Lucile Scott

Gonorrhea’s most surprising hiding place: your throat

A study released last fall by the San Francisco Department of Health and the University of California, San Fran-cisco found that up to 15% of sexually active gay men have asymptomatic gonorrhea in their throat, which they can pass to partners when performing oral sex. While positive people shouldn’t worry more than negative people about gonorrhea’s effects (which if untreated can cause infertility in men and pelvic inflammatory disease in women), they are more likely to transmit HIV when infected with the clap. Negative people, in turn, are more susceptible to contracting HIV when they have the clap—so be careful if you have unprotected sex. Ask your doc to screen your pharynx annually or every three to six months if you are highly sexually active. Gulp.   

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