STD information database

  1. 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
  2. The Side Effects of HIV On Your Body

    The Side Effects of HIV On Your Body
    You must be familiar with HIV, but perhaps not know if it is, in any way, affecting your body. Technically known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, it destroys the CD4+ cells in the body, which are critical to our immune system. These cells are mainly responsible for keeping us healthy from common infections and diseases. HIV gradually weakens the body’s natural defense system, as it prevails, symptoms start showing up. It is imperative to learn what happens as the... → Continue reading
  3. Chlamydia Signs and Symptoms

    Chlamydia Signs and Symptoms
    Chlamydia is one of the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted infections in the United States, according to CDC reports. The infection is spread easily between sexual partners because it is rarely accompanied by obvious symptoms. CDC estimates that about 2.86 million infections occur annually. Many people get infected with chlamydia but fail to seek treatment because they are not aware of the symptoms, or the symptoms fail to appear in the first place. Unfortunately, serious complications can arise... → Continue reading
  4. Where You Can Buy STD Rapid Test Kits

    Where You Can Buy STD Rapid Test Kits
    Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread nowadays and it has caused a number of epidemics in various parts of the world. For that reason, we must find a way to stop and avoid that, and help those that have been affected. These days, some of the most common STDs include HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia. These four have stricken several millions of people worldwide, and that number is indeed alarming. Know your status to prevent yourself from infections In order... → Continue reading
  5. Chlamydia and Gay Men

    According to an online journal called Sexually Transmitted Infections, gay men are not safe from Chlamydia. Chlamydia is often associated with women because it easily infects their urethra. However, a new study reveals that Chlamydia also grows in the rectum. For this reason, gay men must always do a rectal test as part of their health care routine. Men with HIV are also positive with rectal Chlamydia According to CDC, Chlamydia is one of the most common types of sexually... → Continue reading
  6. Very Reliable: Herpes Simplex Blood Test

    What is herpes simplex virus? Herpes simplex virus is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) responsible for sores on the mouth or genitals. The sores can be excruciating, however, the virus normally does not lead to serious health implications. Herpes is a lifelong infection that, in most cases, remains latent for a larger portion in the life of an infected person. The herpes simplex virus is typically manifested in 2 strains: Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV... → Continue reading
  7. How to Distinguish Cold Sores from Syphilis Sores

    There are several kinds of sores that can develop on the lips and the genitals. The features and locations of these sores can make them very confusing, as the cold sores of herpes can easily be mistaken for syphilis sores also known as chancres. Are There Differences Between Cold Sores and Syphilis Sores? Herpes simplex virus (HSV) and syphilis do have sores as a common symptom, but the nature of these sores differs. We will be highlighting the several... → Continue reading
  8. 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
  9. Learn about Our Combo STD Test Kit!

    Co-infection is defined as having more than one infection. Co-infections of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are quite common. For example, it has been estimated that approximately half of the gonorrhea infections are accompanied by chlamydial infections. Gonorrhea and HIV co-infection are also common. Such co-infections can change the manner of disease progression as well as treatment outcomes. Many STDs do not produce any symptoms, with symptoms becoming distinct only when the disease is at an advanced stage. Therefore, short... → Continue reading
  10. Genital Herpes

    Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in which Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is the causative agent. Both Herpes and Herpes Simplex Virus are of two types. HSV 1 and HSV 2 and Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes. HSV1 is most commonly associated with cold sores, i.e., blisters and ulcers around the mouth, whereas HSV2 mostly causes herpes in the genital areas. However, both HSV1 and HSV2 can cause any herpes. For example, a cold sore on the mouth... → Continue reading

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