Pastor Has Sex with Congregants, Lies About AIDS, Refuses to Step Down

Juan McFarland is a Montgomery, Alabama pastor with a horrible track record: He's admitted to sleeping with congregant while not disclosing the fact that he has AIDS, has mishandled church funds and used drugs. He refuses to step down, despite the fact that church officials have voted 80-2 to have him ousted. » 10/14/14 11:45pm 10/14/14 11:45pm

Porn Star Mr. Marcus Apologizes for Hiding His Syphilis Infection

Last week, news of a syphilis outbreak in the adult film industry made headlines. Soon after, porn star Mr. Marcus left a voicemail for porn industry blogger Mike South, in which he admitted that he had contracted the infection and kept his diagnosis a secret. Mr. Marcus has now granted an interview with Richard… » 8/27/12 12:30pm 8/27/12 12:30pm

HPV Vaccine Is Already Leading to ‘Herd Immunity’

A new study suggests, albeit with very tentative optimism, that the HPV vaccine Gardasil may offer benefits even to women who don't get inoculated through a phenomenon known as "herd immunity." (No word yet on when this herd immunity is going to start protecting that one lonely wildebeest that gets left on the wrong… » 7/10/12 10:00am 7/10/12 10:00am

Cheap STD Treatment, We Hardly Knew Ye

This week, the World Health Organization warned Earth's genitalia that a new strain of drug-resistant gonorrhea was poised to unleash untreatable horror around the globe unless people were more careful with their junk. The good news is that "drug resistant" STD's aren't necessarily immune to all treatments. But the… » 6/08/12 2:20pm 6/08/12 2:20pm

Facebook May Soon Tell You Which of Your Friends Has an STD

For those who bemoan the intrusiveness of social media into every nook and cranny of our modern lives, take cover: Facebook may one day develop an app that lets you know not just who among your checkered roster of sexual partners may be secreting an STI from boxspring to boxspring, but who in your social circle may be… » 4/01/12 1:00pm 4/01/12 1:00pm

Hot Trends in Online Dating: Syphilis and Chlamydia

Researchers in Canada are flummoxed a puzzling set of statistics — despite the fact that most people had a safe sex message shouted at them from a young age, instances of certain sexually transmitted diseases have increased dramatically in the last decade or so. According to some experts the STDstravaganza can be… » 3/12/12 11:20am 3/12/12 11:20am