Could It Be Endometriosis?

It’s a common scenario: A young woman goes to the Emergency Room with pelvic pain. She’s told that it must be Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (a condition often caused by an untreated STI), but she’s monogamous and has no risk factors or fever. She’s treated with antibiotics but all of her cultures come back negative and […]

Herpes: It’s Not the Plague

I was a teen in the 80s, and I remember a Time Magazine cover from 1982 that referred to herpes as the modern “Scarlet Letter.” Many of my younger patients don’t recall the intense stigma associated with herpes. Heck, they don’t recall that HIV used to be a death sentence. Times have changed, thank God! […]