STD information database

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Syphilis Rash

    Rashes are a feedback mechanism the human body relies on to tell that something isn’t wholly right with the system. These feedbacks should be taken seriously because whatever the infection or disease is, finding a solution should not be far-fetched. This is because almost every ailment in the world can be cured one way or another. These rashes can sometimes be very tiny and insignificant, yet other times the rashes can be big and visible on the skin for several... → Continue reading
  4. Can a Kiss Give You Oral Gonorrhea?

    Can a kiss transmit Gonorrhea? “Will a simple kiss give you Gonorrhea?” a question that's bothering you so you came searching for answers. When it comes to our modern habits, this is a valid question, and you are right to be concerned. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection/disease (STD). From the acronym STD, Gonorrhea is transmitted by having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral, sex with a person who already has the infection. Vaginal fluids and semen help spread the... → Continue reading
  5. Signs of Gonorrhea in Men, Complications and Treatment

    Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection you can catch by having unprotected (not using a condom) vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected partner. You can catch Gonorrhea if you are a sexually active young adult, regardless of gender. Men, however, have a slightly lower risk of catching the Gonorrhea than women. In terms of percentage ratio, while women have a 50% risk of contracting Gonorrhea, the risk for men is at 20... → Continue reading
  6. The Many Ways Through Which People Get Chlamydia

    There are several sexually transmitted infections contracted from males to females, females to males or homosexual and bisexual partners. In effect, all it takes to transmit this bacteria is a simple contact with the genitals – be it penile, vaginal, anal, or even orally. Among the most common sexually transmitted infections or diseases is Chlamydia which is caused by the pathogen, Chlamydia trachomatis. It is mostly carried alongside the sperm cells with its associated fluid in a man or vaginal secretions... → Continue reading
  7. The Most Effective Antibiotics For Treating Chlamydia

    Antibiotics have been adjudged to be the best treatment for Chlamydia. Its effectiveness is almost 100% all the time. This may be debatable given that many people suffering from the infection do not take the prescriptions religiously. Antibiotics may be started once the prescription is given by a medical personnel based on the test results. Such tests may be confirmed at the hospital or even with home test kits. Various classes of persons could be given antibiotics for Chlamydia... → Continue reading
  8. Best Antibiotics for STDs

    Every grown-up person at one stage or the other of his or her life would have used one antibiotic or the other as prescribed by the doctor for certain symptoms noticed at one time or the other; however, not every adult has used antibiotics for STDs. Various kinds of antibiotics exist for STDs, some of the most important ones this article hopes to expose their features to the general public for a better understanding. Doxycycline This is an antibiotic for... → Continue reading
  9. All You Need to Know About Syphilis Sore

    The mere mention of this infection could be very scary especially to those who know less about the infectious disease. Syphilis sore, being a sexually transmitted disease which is caused by bacteria, may be passed from an infected person to an uninfected fellow during sexual intercourse. This transmission could also be as a result of the relationship between a mother and the baby in the womb or a blood transfusion. A person infected with syphilis sore – the obvious... → Continue reading
  10. Genital Discharge: The First Signs of Chlamydia Infection

    One of the prevalent symptoms of Chlamydia in both women and men is abnormal discharge. In women, abnormal vaginal discharge occurs as a symptom, while a white, cloudy or watery discharge from the penis occurs in men. The vaginal discharge is usually fluid made by glands inside the vagina and cervix and this fluid carry away dead cells and bacteria thereby keeping the vagina clean and helps prevent infections. However, when infections like Chlamydia occur, this vaginal discharge that... → Continue reading

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