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  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. STDs And Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

    STDs And Pregnancy – What You Need To Know
    STDs or Sexually Transmitted Diseases are infections that spread by having intercourse with someone who already has STD. Sexual activities can make an individual catch sexually transmitted diseases that involve the anus, vagina or mouth. Sexually transmitted diseases are serious illnesses that require immediate treatment, regardless of whether you are expecting or not. Nevertheless, if you are an expecting mother, you are not the only one at risk here; most of the STDs can be extremely harmful to you and... → Continue reading
  10. Curing Gonnorhea

    Curing Gonnorhea
    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae (1). It is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world (2). The bacteria can infect both men and women, with a higher incidence seen in young adults (age 15-24 years in women and age 20-24 years in men) (1). The risk factors for gonorrheal infection include the following (1): Sexual contact with an infected individual. Sexual contact with an individual from an endemic... → Continue reading

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