STD information database

  1. Do I need an STD test kit after being sexually assaulted?

    Do I need an STD test kit after being sexually assaulted?
    Individuals who got sexually assaulted or abused often have questions regarding the risk of acquiring an STD, among other issues that concern them. Generally speaking, such individuals require a specific approach, as far as they report their assault, including general assessments and psychological evaluation. What is an STD? STDs are sexually transmitted diseases that you can acquire through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are the three most prevalent sexually transmitted infections. Some of the... → Continue reading
  2. Can you die from HIV?

    Can you die from HIV?
    What is HIV? HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (STD) that you can acquire through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. The body fluids through which you can get HIV are blood, semen, pre-ejaculate, vaginal and rectal fluids, and breast milk of infected individuals. Most commonly, people acquire HIV through sexual activity. However, others get it through sharing needles, razors, or syringes when using injectable drugs. Data from 2018 suggest that an estimated 37.9 million people have HIV globally... → Continue reading
  3. Can I get an STD from getting fingered

    Can I get an STD from getting fingered
    People have sex in many different ways. Some enjoy penetration, while others prefer skin-to-skin, genital-to-genital, or mouth-to-genital rubbing, known as frottage. Other ways to receive or offer sexual pleasure is oral sex. Fingering is when you use your fingers and hands to stimulate your partner sexually. Other means to refer to fingering are digital vaginal penetration, manual penetration, and heavy petting. Fingering might be a sexual act that gives pleasure alone or be part of foreplay. Most people believe... → Continue reading
  4. Chronic STDs increase your risk for urogenital cancer

    Chronic STDs increase your risk for urogenital cancer
    What is a chronic STD An STD is a sexually transmitted infection that you can acquire through risky sexual behaviors, such as unprotected sex. Some STDs become chronic if left untreated. Others that are not curable might become chronic but managed and controlled with medication. STDs can be viral or the result of bacterial or parasitic causes. Some examples of persistent viral STDs are herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Studies suggest that having a chronic STD increases your... → Continue reading
  5. Test options for chlamydia patients

    Test options for chlamydia patients
    Chlamydia, caused by the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis, is a prevalent STD that affected 1,758,668 people in the US, in 2018. Chlamydia patients are often asymptomatic, meaning they might spread the disease because they are not aware they have it. Screening tests are necessary to identify chlamydia cases in adults and teenagers. Chlamydia left untreated can lead to severe complications in both sexes. Chronic chlamydia infection can result in permanent infertility in women. The disease can also affect your unborn... → Continue reading
  6. Where to buy STD rapid test kits

    Where to buy STD rapid test kits
    STD rapid kit tests are safe, easy to use at home, and 99% accurate solutions that allow you to take control of your sexual health. But why an STD rapid kit test instead of a clinic? If you are busy or just embarrassed to visit a clinic and get tested, but you're remarkably worried at the same time, buy an STD rapid kit test from us. We offer our clients results in fifteen minutes and discreet delivery worldwide. If you met a new partner and want to get tested before sex, make sure you discuss it with them and get tested both. → Continue reading
  7. What STDs can you get from oral sex?

    What STDs can you get from oral sex?
    Oral sex involves using the mouth, lips, and tongue to provide sexual pleasure to your partner's genitals. Performing oral sex to an individual with an STD might result in the spread of the STI in your mouth or throat. The risk of getting a particular STD depends on several factors, such as the pathogen that causes the STI, the specific sexual acts involved, the frequency of these acts, and the prevalence of the particular STD in the community in which both partners belong. → Continue reading
  8. Syphilis symptom checker

    Syphilis symptom checker
    Syphilis symptoms might look like signs of other diseases due to their high heterogeneity. Through the years, the condition took the nickname The Great Pretender because it looked like it could mimic so many other diseases, making it a quite challenging diagnosis. Therefore, it is almost impossible to diagnose syphilis without getting tested and only by relying on its symptomatology. The following are the four stages of syphilis, primary and secondary ones being the most contagious. → Continue reading
  9. The 3 stages of HIV

    The 3 stages of HIV
    HIV progression can be divided in 3 stages. Stage one: acute infection, stage two: no symptoms, stage three: typical HIV symptoms and AIDS. One to four weeks after primary infection with HIV, you may experience some flu-like symptoms that may last for about a week. However, some people are perfectly well. On the other hand, having such symptoms might only mean you caught the flu. To stop HIV from replicating and causing irreversible damage, you first have to identify it by getting tested. → Continue reading
  10. STD testing and pregnancy

    STD testing and pregnancy
    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are the result of infections acquired through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Anybody can get or spread an STD, regardless of their age or gender. Symptoms of STDs vary and may take a while to appear. Some teenagers or adults are entirely asymptomatic. Diagnosis in these cases is almost impossible to make without testing. Data and guidelines on STDs are different according to each social minority. For example, men who have sex with men... → Continue reading

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