Genital Herpes

  1. STDs You Can Get Without Having Sex

    STDs You Can Get Without Having Sex
    Do you know you can still contract some of the STDs even without having sex? You do not really have to be sexually active to catch a sexually transmitted disease. Before you dive into the specifics of how it is even possible, it is important for you to first understand a few terminologies. When it comes to ‘sex’, it...
  2. How Soon Can I Get Tested After Having Unprotected Sex?

    How Soon Can I Get Tested After Having Unprotected Sex?
    So you have had unprotected sex and now you are worried about being exposed to STDs. Every person who is sexually active should get tested for STDs at some point, especially after they have had unprotected sex. However, which tests, and when mainly depends on their personal risk factors. Oftentimes screening is not necessary. But if it is recommended, and...
  3. Incubation Period of STDs

    Incubation Period of STDs: When Do Symptoms Show And How, When You Can Get Tested How soon should you get yourself screened for an STI after you have had unprotected sex? Are you wondering about this too? There are around 20 million new Sexually Transmitted Infections and diseases every year, and half of the Americans come across a sexually transmitted...
  4. Skin Rash and Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Causes And Reasons You Must Know About

    Skin Rash and Sexually Transmitted Diseases An STD is a disease that spread mainly by sexual contact. A partner with STD may transmit the diseases, causing an organism to the other partner during vaginal, oral or anal sex. STDs are the most commonly spread complicated diseases in the world to catch as you have to be up close and personal...
  5. Teens Invented Condoms that can Detect STDs

    Three students, ages 13-14 years old, of Newton Academy in London invent color-changing condoms to warn of STDs. Their proposal won them the top prize in the UK 's TeenTech Awards in 2015. The concept sounds creative and could be a game-changer in STDs detection, but as of today it is still a concept and with the current technology, it's...
  6. Genital Herpes

    Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in which Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is the causative agent. Both Herpes and Herpes Simplex Virus are of two types. HSV 1 and HSV 2 and Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes. HSV1 is most commonly associated with cold sores, i.e., blisters and ulcers around the mouth, whereas HSV2 mostly causes herpes in the...
  7. Forecasting Herpes: The Gift That Keeps Giving

    Over 50 percent of the world population is carrying the herpes simplex virus 1 or oral herpes, which is the commonest of the herpes infection. Herpes simplex virus is the causative organism of herpes and it can invade the mouth and genital areas of a person quite easily. Herpes is highly contagious and can spread during sexual intercourse or from...
  8. Can Antibiotics Truly Cure Herpes?

    Herpes is an infection which usually affects one’s mouth, genital area (including the vagina, vulva, scrotum, and penis); anus, mouth, nose, and skin in other parts of the body. The culprit that causes herpes is a virus called Herpes Simplex Virus. The herpes simplex virus is ubiquitous. The World Health Organisation in 2017 opines that 67% of the world population under...
  9. What To Do If You Have Genital Herpes

    Various health organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) have done a lot of awareness by releasing STD-related statistics daily to help inform people about the possible dangers associated with sex, especially unprotected sex among unmarried people, giving the rise of more infections like herpes among young urban dwellers. Genital Herpes is one of the most common diseases that are...
  10. All You Need to Know About Genital Warts

    Diseases that are transmitted sexually come with a great deal of discomfort since the normal course of nature becomes altered, given the circumstance. Genital warts form part of the common sexually transmitted diseases which appear as soft growths around the genitals of the infected person. Genital warts are occasioned by some types of HPV (Human Papillomaviruses) strains which are usually...

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