Syphilis

Unscrewing Ourselves

The Weird Way You Can Get an STD in Your Eye

And we don’t mean from a wayward squirt.
Matthew Terrell
10.30.17
Under the Knife

You Had to Be a Little Insane to Be a Surgeon in the 1800s

Back then surgery was nothing but rivers of pus and filth and it's a miracle the human race survived.
Eric Spitznagel
10.17.17
STD Glossary

Everything You Need to Know About Syphilis

The old-school STD syphilis is making a stealthy comeback.
Sarah Kasbeer
10.9.17
STDs

STD Rates Hit Record High for Third Year in a Row

Young people 15 to 24 are driving the epidemic.
Ed Cara
9.27.17
STDs

Canada Made Some Dick Cartoons About Syphilis

Yay, Canada!
Dene Moore
3.10.17
We Asked

We Asked People Which STI They're the Most Afraid Of

"In the '90s, behind every dick was a sinister disease that would kill you, ruin your family, and spark an overrated musical."
Emily Cassel
2.13.17
LGBTQ

How One Local Health Clinic Is Dealing with the Gay Male STD Crisis

Epidemic rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia among men who have sex with men aren't subsiding—and Trump probably isn't going to help.
Kristina Marusic
2.9.17
STDs

Hong Kong's Lack of Sex Ed Is Driving Up STI Rates

With Christian-influenced programs stressing abstinence, teens don't know how to protect themselves.
Justin Heifetz​​
12.16.16
Health

People Tell Us Their Half-Assed Reasons for Never Using Condoms

"Laziness is one thing. Sensation is another."
Sam Nichols
12.11.16
STDs

Why Are We All Giving Each Other STDs?

There are myriad possibilities for the unprecedented rise in rates, but few answers.
Kelly Burch
11.18.16
STDs

Babies in California Are Being Born With Syphilis

The potentially devastating 19th-century disease is making a comeback in the US, and newborns are bearing some of the brunt.
Maryn McKenna
11.17.16
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of the Rise in STDs?

Short answer: Just drop everything and get screened right now.
Mike Pearl
10.24.16
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