STD information database

  1. What are the differences between chlamydia and gonorrhea?

    What are the differences between chlamydia and gonorrhea?
    Chlamydia and gonorrhea are two of the most widespread STDs in the US. Chlamydia is easily diagnosed with a routine screening test. Gonorrhea is the second most prevalent STD in the US. A chronic sore throat can also be a sign of gonorrhea. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are easily confused due to their similar symptoms, the way of transmission and complications. Some patients may actually have both of these STDs at the same time. Some people may be completely asymptomatic. → Continue reading
  2. STDs With No Symptoms

    STDs With No Symptoms
    When talking about STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, many people tend to think about herpes and other infections that cause sores or rashes on the body. There has been an increase of up to 154% in the prevalence of certain STDs in the last five years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We explore STDs with no symptoms and provide more details on why it is so important that you get tested, especially when participating in unprotected sexual activities. → Continue reading
  3. Mycoplasma Genitalium (Mgen) - A Lesser Known STD

    Mycoplasma Genitalium (Mgen) - A Lesser Known STD
    Even if you do not go ‘all the way’ with vaginal intercourse, you can still contract mycoplasma genitalium through sexual rubbing or touching. An infection with mycoplasma genitalium does not always produce symptoms. Mycoplasma genitalium infection can be quite tricky to treat. If left untreated, mycoplasma genitalium can lead to serious complications in both men and women. U.K health officials warn that mycoplasma genitalium could become antibiotic resistant in the next few years. → Continue reading
  4. Can I Get an STD From Sharing Sex Toys?

    Can I Get an STD From Sharing Sex Toys?
    It's very much possible to contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from sharing sex toys. The common belief among people is that STDs can only be transmitted via sexual contact between two people. What most of us do not know is that STDs can also be spread by sharing sex toys. An asymptomatic disease is more easily spread as the carrier is not being aware of having an STD. Read on to discover some of the dangerous STDs that can be contracted by sharing sex toys. → Continue reading
  5. I Have Red Spots on My Vagina Do I Have an STD?

    I Have Red Spots on My Vagina Do I Have an STD?
    If you have seen red spots or rashes on your vagina, you could be having an STD — especially if you are sexually active. Possible natural causes of a rash in the genital area are: contact dermatitis, yeast infection, scabies, genital psoriasis, pubic lice and infected hair shafts. There are several STDs that can cause rashes or red spots to appear after an infection. Genital herpes and HPV are extremely common and can be responsible for your red spots. While the red spots may not indicate an STD, it is important that you get tested. → Continue reading
  6. If I Swallow My Boyfriend's Sperm Will I Get an STD ?

    If I Swallow My Boyfriend's Sperm Will I Get an STD ?
    Most STDs are transmitted via skin-to-skin contact, oral-to-genital contact and oral-to-anal contact. Nevertheless, swallowing your boyfriend's sperm will not always make you get an STD, unless he's infected with an STD which attacks the mucous membranes in the mouth or throat. Besides, it also doesn't really matter whether he ejaculates in your mouth. The little friction that can occur during oral sex could still put you at risk of getting an infection. While most people believe that STDs like... → Continue reading
  7. Can I get an STD from masturbating

    Can I get an STD from masturbating
    Masturbating is actually the safest sexual activity. STDs are mainly transmitted from one person to another but there are exceptions. If you are diagnosed with a bacterial STD like chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis, you are safe to masturbate while being treated. Mutual masturbation is when you are masturbating with your partner and touching each other’s genitals. If the other person is infected with some STI, it can be easily transmitted to the other person with semen or vaginal fluids. → Continue reading
  8. How to Treat Yeast Infection at Home

    How to Treat Yeast Infection at Home
    A mild Candida yeast infection won't lead to any horrifying side effects like scarring of the skin or infertility if left untreated. If you suspect that you have a yeast infection, your best bet would be to visit your doctor for a quick check-up or get a vaginal test kit to check for the infection at home. The signs of a yeast infection may vary, but these are the most common signs. Watery discharge from the vagina. Thick cottage cheese-like discharge. If you experience a 'fishy' smell, it could indicate a different infection. → Continue reading
  9. What Is Chlamydia?

    What Is Chlamydia?
    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Chlamydia Trachomatis bacteria. Some scientists consider it to be among the most common bacterial STDs in the world. Chlamydia can affect several different organs such as the vagina, penis, urethra, cervix, eye, anus, throat and can also cause serious and oftentimes permanent damage to the reproductive system in both men and women. The complications related to chlamydia are potentially serious, early treatment is extremely important. → Continue reading
  10. Does Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Cure By Itself?

    Does Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Cure By Itself?
    Chlamydia and gonorrhea usually do not show any symptoms, but the infection can either increase the risk for HIV transmissions or harm fertility. Gonorrhea or chlamydia can lead to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), which can lead to tissue damage of the reproductive organs resulting in ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and chronic pain. In men chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to scarring that prevents sperm’s movement out of the testes, which leads to epididymitis This results in chronic scrotal pain, infertility, and testicular shrinkage. → Continue reading

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