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New Year, Better Health

Each time one year ends and another begins, people make resolutions or commit to making changes in their lives — a fresh start at the onset of a new year. Oftentimes, these resolutions are centered around certain aspects of health...

Dec. 19, 2022

World Aids Day 2022 — Achieving Equity to End HIV

Annually on December 1, we observe World AIDS Day. As the first global health day, it is essential to reflect on the world's response to HIV/AIDS and honor the lives of those lost to AIDS-related illnesses. Today and beyond, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties is committed to...

Dec. 1, 2022

A Guide to Having the Best “Hot Girl Summer"

When Houston-raised rapper and reproductive freedom advocate Megan Thee Stallion coined the phrase “Hot Girl Summer,” the nation was on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as the pandemic dwindled by 2021, the full-throttle potential of the anthem was hard to be felt. Summer 2022 has arrived and social media has declared these next few months will be the “Hot Girl Summer” we’ve been patiently awaiting...

July 8, 2022

HIV Testing is Self-Care

National HIV Testing day is observed every year on June 27th. This day is an opportunity to encourage and emphasize the importance of HIV testing, which is essential to reducing HIV infections, improving health outcomes for people with HIV, and...

June 29, 2022

How Do I Tell My Partner I Have an STI?

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are normal, and treatable—even so talking to your partner about your STI status could feel a little unnerving or uncomfortable. Here are some tips on...

April 13, 2022

STI Awareness Month: Get Yourself Tested

Do I have an STI? It’s a question riddled with what-ifs and what-now’s, but don’t worry. If the thought has ever crossed your mind, you’re not the first person to question it. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are...

April 11, 2022

Cervical Health: Screenings & the HPV Vaccine Are Key to Cervical Cancer Prevention 

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month—a time to talk about the risk of cervical cancer, how it is caused, and how it can be prevented. More than 13,000 people with a cervix are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. This type of cancer is caused...

Dec. 31, 2021

5 Tips for a Healthier New Year 

After another challenging year, most Americans are ready to say goodbye to 2021 and ring in 2022. Health is always a priority heading into a new year, especially while enduring a pandemic, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever. 

Dec. 27, 2021

World AIDS Day: Stopping the Spread of HIV

World AIDS Day was first observed on December 1, 1988 and to this day is still regarded as the first global health awareness day.  As we come upon 40 years since the first reported cases of HIV-related illnesses and deaths, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties would like to honor all...

Dec. 1, 2021

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