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Hepatitis C treatment for under $300 coming soon - (theguardian.com)
A hepatitis C treatment that costs less than $300 – a fraction of the $80,000-plus price charged by major drugmakers – has been successfully tested in Egypt and is expected to be available in the next one to two years. READ FULL STORY
Using Saliva As Lube Can Cause Rectal Gonorrhea -  (betablog.org) 
“Nearly half” of all rectal gonorrhea cases may be eliminated if men did not use their partners’ saliva as a lubricant during anal sex, reports a study published recently in Sexually Transmitted Infections. However, the authors note, “It is likely that the public health message from our findings is complicated and involves more than simply recommending that saliva is not used as a lubricant for anal sex.” READ FULL STORY
Mumps outbreak declared in LA County after more than 40 diagnoses. Most of the patients are MSM. READ MORE HERE

California MSM advised to be immunized against Hepatitis A. Cases of Hepatitis A in California increase 75% in 2017. READ MORE HERE

Would YOU tell your partner if you had an STD? - (dailymail.co.uk) 67% of people would lie about it, and 8% would go on to have unprotected sex. READ FULL STORY

Pregnancy Rate, STD Stats Show Sex Ed In U.S. Not Working - (usatoday.com) Nearly half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) contracted each year are among young people ages 15 - 24. READ FULL STORY.

Price Drop Urged For HEP-C Cure - (nytimes.com)Hepatitis C medications can cost up to $1,000 a pill. READ FULL STORY.

Daily Use of Mouthwash Could Cure Gonorrhea?

(HIVPlusMag.com) - Is mouthwash a cheap and easy way to ward off gonorrhea? READ FULL STORY

Illinois Stops Paying Local Health Clinics For STD Testing - (nwherald.com) Illinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testing for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases at state labs. READ FULL STORY.

Grindr Outraged Over STD Testing Billboards - (theguardian.com) A recent billboard campaign by the Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) encouraging users of dating apps Tinder and Grindr to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases has led to backlash from the two companies. READ FULL STORY.