FDA Lambastes Phony HIV, Herpes Cures

The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that it's going after over a dozen companies selling non-prescription pills and supplements—like Medavir, Herpaflor and C-Cure—that purport to cure STDs like HIV, Herpes and HPV. Federal health officials say that none of these products have been proven to be… » 5/03/11 3:20pm 5/03/11 3:20pm

Experts Question The Cost Effectiveness Of HPV Vaccine

Though we touched on the aggressive marketing tactics of pharmaceutical companies yesterday » 8/21/08 9:30am 8/21/08 9:30am, there are several articles today discussing a spread about the Gardasil and Cervarix. To recap: both Gardasil and Cervarix are purported to prevent infection from the two strains of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancer.…

"I Have Genital Warts. How Do I Guiltlessly Have Sex?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology, the advice column in which everyone's problems are solved with an "herbal" remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this episode, the Hoda to my Kathie Lee, Rich, helps me dole out advice on stuff like death, balls, and hobos. Got a burning question? Send it to … » 6/13/08 4:20pm 6/13/08 4:20pm

Do You Tell Sex Partners About Your STDs?

I have herpes. I've written about it on the internet before, and that fact comes back to bite me in the ass way more frequently than any blisters do. But it's somewhat of a relief that it's out there, because I feel less of a burden of having to tell new people I bang, since these days, the people I sleep with tend to… » 4/14/08 6:30pm 4/14/08 6:30pm

Cervical Cancer Vaccine "Burns," But Genital Warts Burn More

Gardasil, the which helps prevent cervical cancer, is the subject of several complaints from the young women who have received it. "It burns!" whines 18-year-old Lauren Fant, and according to the AP, the burning is worse than with other kinds of shots. "Some teens say it's uncomfortable driving with or sleeping on the… » 1/04/08 9:30am 1/04/08 9:30am