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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Is My Rash Cold Sore or Something Else?

    Is My Rash Cold Sore or Something Else?
    If you get painful blisters on any part of your body, they are known as cold sores. These are usually caused by a virus, but not the one that makes you sneeze and sniffle. Cold sores occur due to an infection that is called a herpes simplex virus or HSV. Cold sore symptoms Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, can happen anywhere on the body. They are most likely to appear on the outer side of your lips... →Continue reading
  6. HPV in Men and Women – Learn More about the ‘Silent Killer’

    HPV in Men and Women – Learn More about the ‘Silent Killer’
    The Human papillomavirus, which is generally referred to as HPV, is a commonly occurring sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. An individual who is sexually active may contract this infection at some point. HPV affects the moist membranes and skin that lines the body. It is basically a group of more than 100 viruses, and different types of HPV affect different areas of the body. HPV types HPV has several different types and some of these may lead to... →Continue reading
  7. What are Super STDs? Untreatable STDs

    What are Super STDs? Untreatable STDs
    New diseases keep emerging every time, and sexually transmitted infections, which are also called as the sexually transmitted diseases, STDs are no exception. Sexually transmitted infections could lead to a serious public health threat if left untreated. What are STDs all about? Sexually transmitted diseases are the ones that transmit from one individual to another via sexual contact. These mainly include genital herpes, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis, human papillomavirus (HPV), and HIV. Most of these STDs stay asymptomatic for a... →Continue reading
  8. STDs Reach Record-high Levels in the US

    STDs Reach Record-high Levels in the US
    The chlamydia rate in the States 2019 - source CDC Sexually transmitted diseases, generally referred to as STDs, are at a record high rate in the U.S. today for the fourth year in a row. This report is based on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Altogether, there have been more than 2.3 million new cases of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea that were diagnosed in the United States in the year 2017. That makes... →Continue reading
  9. What is Herpes?

    What is Herpes?
    Herpes is an infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus basically affects the anal region, the external genitalia, mucosal areas, and skin in other body parts. Herpes happens to be a long-term condition. Nevertheless, many people do not show any symptoms although they have been carrying the virus since long. Some of the common symptoms include ulcers, blisters, pain while urinating, vaginal discharge, and cold sores. Although there is no cure for herpes, the infection... →Continue reading
  10. What is Gonorrhea?

    What is Gonorrhea?
    Gonorrhea is a commonly occurring STD, which is generally referred to as ‘the clap.’ This sexually transmitted infection has been affecting hundreds and thousands of women and men annually in the United States. Globally, there have been an estimated 78 million new cases of Gonorrhea that are being diagnosed on a yearly basis. In the U.S. alone, there have been an estimated 850,000 new STD cases each year. Nevertheless, not all of these cases are diagnosed and reported, merely... →Continue reading

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