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How to have difficult health conversations

Michelle Konstantinovsky

Adulting is hard on so many levels. Between work, romantic relationships, family commitments, and friend issues, you’ve probably got your fill of...

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Everything you always wanted to know about condoms

Michelle Konstantinovsky

It’s the golden rule of safe sex: always use a condom. But has the well-intentioned person who created that rule actually been down the condom aisle...

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PrEP Not a Substitute for Safe Sex

Malcolm Thaler, MD

Here at One Medical we write a lot of prescriptions for PrEP, as it is highly effective at preventing HIV transmission, and there are currently at least...

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Ask Greg: Why is Gonorrhea Called the Clap?

Greg Sauers, PA-C

Question: Why is gonorrhea called the clap? Greg’s Answer: You’ve gotta love the weird folklore associated with certain nicknames. And this one...

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3 Ways to Avoid Getting an STD

Michelle Konstantinovsky

The young woman on the other end of the phone sat in stunned silence. Carol Grim, a One Medical virtual provider, had just told her she’d been...

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What’s New in Condom Technology

Michelle Konstantinovsky

Condoms can be ribbed, flavored, and even glow-in-the-dark, but generally speaking, they’re all pretty much the same. Despite the different new...

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Pregnant with Herpes? Know Your Risks

Stephanie Long, MD

In the US, one in four women is estimated to have genital herpes. If you’re pregnant and are one of them, let your provider know. Passing the virus...

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Can PrEP Prevent HIV Infection?

Michelle Konstantinovsky

San Francisco City Supervisor Scott Wiener’s decision to open up about taking Truvada brought the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) HIV prevention...

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