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How does HIV testing work?

Though there is no cure for HIV, treatment options greatly reduce transmission and symptoms. Book an appointment to get tested through FPA.

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Ten positive habits to start in your twenties

It's never too early to form healthy habits. We've put together a list of good habits to practice in your twenties that are sure to pay off in the long term.

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Sometimes I have bleeding after sex. What could be causing this?

Most commonly, bleeding after or during sex is caused by your typical monthly cycle.

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I have absolutely no discharge and very little lubrication during sex. Is this normal?

Great question! Lack of vaginal discharge and lubrication can be very uncomfortable during intercourse, or even leave you feeling dry and irritated at other tim

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Topic Tuesday: “Can having an IUD decrease your sex drive?"

Some patients do report a decrease in libido (sex drive) when they go from not using any birth control to using a traditional birth control pill.

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Topic Tuesday: I tested clean for STIs at my last exam a year ago. When should I get tested again?

I tested clean for STIs at my last exam a year ago. When should I get tested again if I have no symptoms?

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Topic Tuesday: It has been four days since the condom broke while we were having sex...

It has been four days since the condom broke while we were having sex. Can I still take the "morning after pill"?

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Topic Tuesday: My discharge has a foul odor. Do I have an infection?

A change in the odor of your vaginal discharge may be a sign that you have vaginitis. Vaginitis is "inflammation" of your vagina and can be caused by bacteria

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Topic Tuesday: Why am I bleeding after sex?

There are many causes of vaginal bleeding after sex. The bleeding can be from the vagina, the cervix, or your uterus.

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Topic Tuesday: How soon after unprotected sex will an STI show up on a test?

Great question! It actually depends on which STI you may have come into contact with. For example, it can take three months for HIV to show up on a test, but it

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