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Douglas County doesn’t stack up well against other areas when it comes to the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases. But at least the issue is receiving major attention from two major institutions, according to an Omaha World-Herald editorial (Aug. 23, 2010). Read the editorial.
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases dropped slightly last year in Douglas County, but they remain far higher than national figures. Read the Omaha World-Herald article for more details.
The Los Angeles Times examined the documentary movie “Sex Positive,” which chronicles the lives and efforts of three men who sought to promote safe sex during the early years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. According to the Times, late singer-songwriter Michael Callen, activist Richard Berkowitz and Joseph Sonnabend, a virologist and personal physician of Callen and Berkowitz, together “actually invented the notion of safe sex.” With professional guidance from Sonnabend, in 1983, Callen and Berkowitz co-authored “How to Have Sex in an Epidemic: One Approach,” the “first document to identify and advocate ‘medically safe sex,’ which encouraged condom use” along with other practices, the Times reports. “Sex Positive” will debut in theaters on Friday (Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 6/14).
This information was reprinted from dailyreports.kff.org with kind permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily U.S. HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives and sign up for email delivery at dailyreports.kff.org.