Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  1. A genital discharge

    A genital discharge
    How serious can genital discharge be? A genital discharge may be the first sign of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. However, women experience vaginal discharge nearly every day. Therefore, it is essential to differentiate between normal and abnormal genital discharge. First, let's try and understand the physiology behind a woman's regular discharge from the vagina.  A brief overview on the female reproductive system The female reproductive system has a group of external and a... → Continue reading
  2. Symptoms and STDs

    Symptoms and STDs
    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections you can get from vaginal, anal, or oral sex. People refer to them as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) too. Some are transmissible through non-penetrative sex, as well, such as genito-genital frottage or genital rubbing. You may acquire an STD whether you're a straight or gay individual, and regardless of being married or not. Also, using a condom doesn't provide you with exclusive protection against STIs, even when you use it properly and responsibly... → Continue reading
  3. Incubation Period of STDs

    Incubation Period of STDs
    It is important to keep in mind that symptoms are not always a good indicator of determining if you or your partner has an STD. The best time to get yourself tested for an STD varies greatly depending on the disease. Simply because you do not have any symptoms or signs after the STD incubation period has elapsed, does not mean that you do not have an STI; many cases are asymptomatic or have symptoms of other common illnesses such as flu. Protected sex does not nullify the transmission of all STDs. → Continue reading
  4. Skin Rash and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Skin Rash and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    An STD is a disease that spreads mainly through sexual contact. STDs are one of the most commonly spread diseases in the world. Not all diseases that affect the genitals are STDs. The most common STDs and their rashes that you should know about are: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, scabies, herpes and trichomoniasis. If the redness or itchiness does not seem to reduce after a few days or if the lesions and bumps spread, it is imperative for you to seek a doctor and get proper diagnosis immediately. → Continue reading
  5. How Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Keeps Us Safe From STDs

    How Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Keeps Us Safe From STDs
    Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is the treatment given after being exposed to a harmful pathogen or substance. If you Google post-exposure prophylaxis, you will mainly read about this treatment in relation to HIV. Post-exposure prophylaxis is also used with rabies, the hepatitis viruses, Clostridium tetani (tetanus) and Anthrax. The goal of PEP is to prevent the sickness to develop after exposure, so before the person gets sick. The treatment does not work after the sickness has already manifested. The human... → Continue reading
  6. Penile Discharge Is A Quick Symptom Of An STD Infection

    Penile Discharge Is A Quick Symptom Of An STD Infection
    The penis is an external male organ that serves as both a copulation and urinary organ. STDs are linked to abnormal penile discharge. Do not manage any abnormal discharge on your own. Delaying treatment could make you worse off. In the United States, the most common STDs that could cause penile discharge are gonorrhea, chlamydia, mycoplasma species, and trichonomiasis. These STDs are health conditions that are products of the activities of certain bacteria that were contracted sexually. → Continue reading
  7. I have sores on my genitals after unprotected sex

    I have sores on my genitals after unprotected sex
    The idea of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease is something that most people fear, yet millions of people act in reckless behavior and decide to have unprotected sex. The World Health Organization ranks unprotected sexual activities as number two on the list of the health risk factors that causes the majority of disease-related burden throughout the world. A survey by the CDC found that about 46% of high school-aged students who had sex within the last three... → Continue reading
  8. Do I have the flu or an STD?

    Do I have the flu or an STD?
    Some types of sexually transmitted diseases and infections are known to be asymptomatic, particularly during the earlier stages of the transmission. While there may not be some of the more obvious signs like rashes appearing in certain areas of the body, some people might experience a reaction to the pathogens entering their bodies. In this article we take a more detailed look at a breakdown of what you might experience – and what STDs you may want to get tested for. → Continue reading
  9. STDs With No Symptoms

    STDs With No Symptoms
    When talking about STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, many people tend to think about herpes and other infections that cause sores or rashes on the body. There has been an increase of up to 154% in the prevalence of certain STDs in the last five years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We explore STDs with no symptoms and provide more details on why it is so important that you get tested, especially when participating in unprotected sexual activities. → Continue reading
  10. Can I Get an STD From Sharing Sex Toys?

    Can I Get an STD From Sharing Sex Toys?
    It's very much possible to contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from sharing sex toys. The common belief among people is that STDs can only be transmitted via sexual contact between two people. What most of us do not know is that STDs can also be spread by sharing sex toys. An asymptomatic disease is more easily spread as the carrier is not being aware of having an STD. Read on to discover some of the dangerous STDs that can be contracted by sharing sex toys. → Continue reading

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