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Whether you want to break the news directly or with an (anonymous) e-card, email, or text, STI notification services can help.

Sex is awesome—sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are not. Unfortunately, STIs (a.k.a. STDs) are pretty common, so it’s a good idea to get tested regularly. But what do you do if the test reveals that you have an STI?

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There's good news and bad news: You can’t get pregnant from oral sex, but you can get a sexually transmitted infection.

While you can’t get pregnant from oral sex, you can get a sexually transmitted infection (STI, a.k.a. STD). The risk of getting an STI from oral sex is a little different from the risk of vaginal sex.

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Taking medication for HIV? Here's what you should know to avoid an accidental pregnancy.

If you are one of the 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV or AIDS, you might have heard that your choices of birth control are limited. The good news is that many methods—including some of the most effective ones—should still work well for you. What you can use depends on whether you are taking anti-retroviral medicine (a.k.a. ARVs) and what your overall health is like. So let’s talk details.