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What is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are spread via sexual contact or close intimate contact with an infected person. The presence of STDs and STIs in children are almost always caused by sexual abuse.

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DJ Vlad, Ree

Eazy-E's daughter, Ree, called out hip-hop journalist DJ Vlad for using the late rapper's obituary alongside his post about AIDS awareness on Instagram.com on Thursday.

"Rest In Peace #eazye. #hiv and #aids are real. Use a condom," Vlad wrote. "Get yourself and your partner tested."

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Kim Burrell Ellen Degeneres

Kim Burrell Ellen Degeneres

Daytime talk Guru Ellen Degeneres has canceled gospel singer Kim Burrell's appearance on her popular show in the wake of controversial statements made by the pastor.

Degeneres tweeted: "For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.".

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The world continues to mourn megastar Prince Rogers Nelson who died at age 57 in an elevator at his 66,000 sq ft Paisley Park residence near Minneapolis last Thursday.

Insiders confirm the pop icon was diagnosed with "full blown AIDS" in the months before he died.

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Prince waves goodbye at the 2014 French Open

Pop icon Prince Rogers Nelson reportedly committed suicide inside the elevator of his sprawling 65,000 square foot Paisley Park complex.

The 57-year-old singer was found dead inside the elevator of his $10 million complex which houses a state-of-the-art recording studio and concert hall.

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Denise Richards

Promiscuous actor Charlie Sheen broke his silence on reports that he will announce his HIV status on the "Today Show" tomorrow.

In a statement to gossip tabloid TMZ.com on Monday, Sheen's rep said the 50-year-old womanizer was taking HIV antiretroviral drugs for years, and that the HIV viral load is now "undetectable" in his bloodstream.

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Former child actor Danny Pintauro revealed his HIV status to Oprah Winfrey, and to the world, during a recent episode of her show Oprah: Where Are They Now.

You may remember Pintauro as little Jonathan on TV sitcom Who's the Boss, starring Judith Light and Tony Danza.

Now that Pintauro, 39, is back on the nation's radar, he is being courted by national talk shows and publications such as Us Weekly and People magazine.

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Martin Shkrell is not so bad after all. The 32-year-old hedge fund manager sparked a public outcry when he raised price of an anti-parasitic drug from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill.

Shkreli purchased the rights to sell Daraprim, a drug that treats potentially deadly parasitic infections in the elderly, infants, and AIDS patients.

The 5,000% price increase drew sharp criticism from lawmakers as well as infectious disease specialists.

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Lawmakers and AIDS specialists are protesting the "overnight" increase of a drug that helps to battle parasitic infections in the elderly, infants, and AIDS patients.

The rights to the 62-year-old drug, called Daraprim, was purchased in August by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a small start-up company founded by Martin Shkreli.

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Amber Rose

Socialite Amber Rose sparked concern on social media when she posted this photo of herself and Instagram model Lira Galore on Instagram.

Amber's alert followers noticed Amber and Lira had a white coating on their tongues. Amber's followers suspected a yeast infection might be the cause.

Many of Amber's followers suggested tongue scrapers or a trip to the doctor (considering her unhealthy sexual lifestyle)

Needless to say, Amber deleted the photo.

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Amid reports that a well-known singer hustled his body for money in New Orleans, a Huffington Post contributing writer is challenging bisexual and down low black men to come out of the closet. The gay community often refers to these men as "trade".

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Black Male HIV Cases Skyrocket in Chicago

Cases of HIV transmission among promiscuous gay black men have skyrocketed according to a new study.

New cases of HIV have declined steadily over the years among the heterosexual population. But cases of new HIV transmissions among black gay males, particularly in Chicago, have jumped almost 80% during the same time period.

The new statistics are so alarming that black clergy have undertaken a massive campaign to save young black men in sexual crisis.

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Derrick Nesby mugshot

A Louisiana high school teacher and track coach is being held on $1 million bond after he exposed a 16-year-old male student to the HIV virus during sex, police say.

The NY Daily News reports that Derrick Nesby, 37, was arrested after the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office learned last month about the teacher's inappropriate contact with a student, WWL-TV reported.

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Craig Lamar Davis convicted of exposing woman to HIV

A Clayton County jury has convicted a Stone Mountain man who was charged with exposing a Union City woman to the HIV virus that causes AIDS, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Craig Lamar Davis, 43, did not react to the verdict when it was announced in the courtroom just moments ago. The self-proclaimed pastor faces up to 20 years in prison on the felony reckless-HIV conviction.

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Michael Johnson

This bit of news won't help to dispel public opinion that gay men are shamelessly promiscuous.

Michael Johnson, a 22-year-old college student and former wrestler, has been charged with five felony counts of exposing partners to HIV. Johnson is accused of maliciously engaging in unprotected sex with multiple male sex partners despite his HIV status. Prosecutors had no problem building a case against Johnson, whose Instagram username is Tiger Mandingo. They found 32 videos of his sexcapades with gay or bi men on his laptop.

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HIV ad

Imagine waking up to find out the world believes you have HIV/AIDS but you are perfectly healthy.

A Brooklyn model is suing the world's largest photo wire service for selling her photo to be used in a HIV+ advertisement.

The NY Post reports that Avril Nolan, 25, is suing Getty Images for $450,000 for emotional distress after seeing the ad in a NY newspaper.

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Rod Daily

A 4th adult film star has been diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS, The Washington Times reports.

But rather than halt filming, it's business as usual in the porn industry.

The 4th adult film star has not been identified, but he is a male who performed in gay films.

“I can confirm that a male performer came to us and indicated that he had become infected with HIV,” Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, told The Guardian newspaper.

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