February is National Condom Month!

Blog, Department of Health
Condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are a vital part of reducing the risk of STD and HIV transmission. Currently there are a few types of barrier methods that are commonly used: the external (“male”) condom, the internal (“female”) condom, and dental dams. As mentioned above, condoms are not just a way to reduce unintended pregnancy, they also provide a level of protection against STDs that are transmitted by genital fluids, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and HIV. According to the CDC, latex condoms provide an essentially impermeable barriers to particles the size of STD pathogens [1]. To highlight the impact condoms have on transmission rates, data presented at the 2018 International AIDS Conference (Amsterdam, Netherlands) shows that promotion of condoms has prevented an estimated 50 million new HIV infections…
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Thank you to Sinking Ship Vapors and Heat Bar and Nightclub for being participating locations in our AIDS Awareness Month Fundraiser!

Blog, Department of Health
Please click the post link to view the images and full post. Thank you for helping us to collect donations for our AIDS Awareness Month fundraiser!   We would like to give a special "shout out" to Sinking Ship Vapors for going above and beyond by collecting donations above the minimum for ALL of the ribbons we provided them.   We are very grateful for your participation and your help in raising awareness about HIV/AIDS!
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Today is World Mental Health Day!

Caring Communities, Department of Health
Please click the post title to see the images and full post! This year's theme is "Mental health in the workplace." From the World Health Organization: "During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work. A negative working environment, on the other hand, may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity. Depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact…
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