Answers to 10 Common Questions About STDs

No matter how old you are, the topic of sexually transmitted infections (STDs/STIs) is uncomfortable and possibly even frightening. The more you know about STDs, the better you can prevent them and treat them if you’re ever diagnosed with one. Below are answers to 10 of the most common questions asked about STDs. 1. What’s […]

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A recent report by the CDC shows that sexually transmitted infections (STDs/STIs) are on the rise. The likes of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia have sharply risen, highlighting a need for sexual health education in classrooms. Young people are expected to know algebra in their math class but are commonly in the dark about sexual health. […]

STDs with No Symptoms and How to Know If You Have One

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) each year. Some of the most common STDs may have no obvious signs, making them extremely difficult to self-diagnose and catch early on. So even though you may think you are safe, having […]

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Sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) are extremely dangerous to the human body. Not only do many of them have visible signs that are quite uncomfortable, like warts and blisters, but they can also cause more severe outcomes, like cancer or lowered immune responses. So it is important to practice protected sex, speak with your doctor regarding […]

Pimples or Genital Warts: Know the Difference and When You Should Be Worried

Pimples and genital warts can often be difficult to differentiate between. It can be worrisome if you notice bumps in your genital area without knowing the key differences between harmless pimples and more concerning genital warts. Though both can be uncomfortable and look similar to an extent, the underlying causes of each are quite different. […]

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The fight against HIV and AIDS is an ongoing battle. Thankfully, there has been some recent good news for the estimated 40 million people globally who are suffering through it. From more funding to greater access, it is always encouraging to hear of strides that are being made to combat the virus. More Funding In […]

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People are often ashamed when they have some type of sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI), but these infections are actually quite common. One of the most widespread is herpes. What is Herpes? Herpes refers to a group of diseases that result from hyperviruses that affect skin (usually with blisters) or the nervous system. Prevalence of Herpes […]

Barriers to HIV Treatment

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It’s one of the most frightening diagnoses that a person can receive. However, with new treatments and knowledge on how it is spread and what it does, HIV is no longer the killer that it used to be, with many of those who are positive living long, healthy lives. Still, there […]

The Oral Sex Risk You Should Not Ignore (STDs)

Most people are aware of the dangers presented by unprotected sex, one of the most grave being sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs). But it isn’t so well known that a person can both give and receive STDs through oral sex. Because of this, it is far too common for a person to engage in oral sex […]

The Link Between HPV and Cancer

What Is HPV? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection that often has no symptoms but can occasionally cause serious illness. There are two categories of HPV: HPV that is low-risk and does not lead to cancer but may cause warts on or near the genital area HPV that is high-risk and can […]