Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  1. New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

    New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results
    Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, with more than 1.7 million cases being reported yearly. If left untreated, the infection can lead to serious health issues, particularly among women, including chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and a higher risk of tubal pregnancies. In many patients chlamydia may not exhibit any prominent symptoms. The latest generation chlamydia test kits can give accurate test results in only 15 minutes. →Continue reading
  2. How A STD Becomes Untreatable?

    How A STD Becomes Untreatable?
    The CDC states that gonorrhea is among three other diseases that post an ‘urgent threat’ for their potential to become more commonly spread. This indicates that most of the antibiotics once used to treat these infections no longer work. Other sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and syphilis have shown early signs of becoming antibiotic resistant. Catching a sexually transmitted disease, even the ones that become resistant to antibiotics, can be managed. For this reason, it is crucial to get screened for STDs regularly. →Continue reading
  3. How Dating Apps Influence the Rise of STD's

    How Dating Apps Influence the Rise of STD's
    An increase in STDs over the last decade has people pointing fingers at the most popular dating apps such as Tinder. Dating apps are considered as an easy and convenient approach for people to meet others they do not already know, to have sex. As technology comes with a set of benefits, it also poses certain risks. Sexual health professionals agree to the fact that dating apps lead to the rise in unprotected, casual sex with strangers with no or very little consideration of the individual’s sexual health status. →Continue reading
  4. 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 year. The U.S. spends more than $17 billion on Sexually Transmitted Diseases healthcare costs yearly, but that is the least... →Continue reading
  5. What are the Chances of Catching an STD?

    What are the Chances of Catching an STD?
    Do you know that you can reduce your chances of catching an STD and still have an amazing sex life? Sex is not supposed to be a terrifying practice. In fact, if done properly, it should make both partners feel the exact opposite of terrifying. Still, the threat of catching sexually transmitted diseases is good enough to make an individual keep away from having a sex life. As a result, some just prefer not to have sex at all... →Continue reading
  6. 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 means oral sex, anal sex, and penis-in-vagina sex. Penis-in-vagina is considered the only viable form of sex. However, there... →Continue reading
  7. 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 you do get diagnosed with sexually transmitted infection – don’t panic! Most of the STDs are curable, and all of... →Continue reading
  8. Sex Trends And Teens - Tips to Talk About Sex with Teens

    Sex Trends And Teens - Tips to Talk About Sex with Teens
    Sex education is important! For this reason, you should talk to your teens about sex. Sex education is offered in many schools today, but as a parent, you should not count on the classroom learning and instructions alone. Sex education must continue at home, too. This will greatly help your teen learn more about sex. The fundamentals of sex education are generally covered in health class. However, your teen may not hear or understand it all. Therefore, it is... →Continue reading
  9. Mycoplasma Genitalium (Mgen) - A Lesser Known STD

    Mycoplasma Genitalium (Mgen) - A Lesser Known STD
    A lesser-known sexually transmitted disease that has lately grabbed more attention may actually be rather common, according to new research. The research showed that Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen), which is considered to be sexually transmitted disease, infects more than 1% of people aging 16 to 44 in the UK. That makes around 250,000 people, as per the UK census data. Research conducted in the U.S. has found that a similar percentage of people there have been infected with Mgen virus. That... →Continue reading
  10. What is The Cause And Symptoms of Genital Warts?

    What is The Cause And Symptoms of Genital Warts?
    Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted diseases. Nearly, all people who are sexually active will contract this infection at least once in their life. This type of infection is caused due to human papillomavirus (HPV). Women are more prone to developing genital warts than men. As the name of the virus implies, genital warts affect the soft, moist tissues of the genital parts. These warts are small, flesh-colored bumps or tend to have... →Continue reading

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