Genital Herpes

  1. Worst Case Scenarios With Various Untreated STDs

    Worst Case Scenarios With Various Untreated STDs
    Whether because there is a lack of symptoms, embarrassment, or a general fear of the unknown, many people out there simply avoid getting themselves tested for sexually transmitted diseases. The STD rates have literally skyrocketed following the advent of dating apps, while STD screening prevalence has declined. This has already led to around 20 million new STI cases each...
  2. 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 generally...
  3. 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. STD testing does not really have to be a discussion made on a dinner table, but if it comes up, how are you going to handle it? Every person who is sexually active should get tested for STDs at some point, especially after they...
  4. STDs And Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

    STDs or Sexually Transmitted Diseases are infections that spread by having intercourse with someone who already has STD. Sexual activities can make an individual catch sexually transmitted diseases that involve the anus, vagina or mouth. Sexually transmitted diseases are serious illnesses that require immediate treatment, regardless of whether you are expecting or not. Nevertheless, if you are an expecting mother...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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