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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. STD Statistics In The UK

    Some STD facts and stats in the United Kingdom If you live in the United Kingdom, knowing about the status of STDs in your area might help you make better decisions when it comes to sex. Here are some important facts and numbers that you might want to know: - The number of Chlamydia cases per year has increased by more than twice in the past decade. In 2008, almost 125,000 Chlamydia cases were reported. - Syphilis has the... → Continue reading
  7. Best Antibiotics for STDs

    Every grown-up person at one stage or the other of his or her life would have used one antibiotic or the other as prescribed by the doctor for certain symptoms noticed at one time or the other; however, not every adult has used antibiotics for STDs. Various kinds of antibiotics exist for STDs, some of the most important ones this article hopes to expose their features to the general public for a better understanding. Doxycycline This is an antibiotic for... → Continue reading

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