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February is National Condom Month

February is recognized as National Condom Month in the United States. Originally started on a university campus, it has grown into an educational event that benefits high schools, colleges, AIDS groups, sexually transmitted disease awareness groups and family planning centers.  Continue reading “February is National Condom Month” »

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STD Prevention and Condoms-Do They Help?

No type of condom prevents sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) 100% of the time, however, if you and your partner are having sex, nothing protects against STDs better than a properly used condom. Continue reading “STD Prevention and Condoms-Do They Help?” »

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STDs 101: Know the Signs of the Most Common STDs

Statistics estimate that some 20 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with STDs every year. Usually, this diagnosis happens after testing at a qualified laboratory. Before testing for STDs happens, most people exhibit certain symptoms. With more than two dozen known STDs, it stands to reason that the symptoms can vary widely. That’s why it makes sense to be familiar with some of the most common symptoms of STDs.

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Pregnant Women and STDs

Pregnancy is the culmination of a lifelong dream. With it comes many concerns, and STD testing should be foremost among these. That’s the last thing that many women consider when they first learn of their pregnancy. However, STD testing can be essential to ensuring a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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STD Infections Rise To All-Time Highs for Chalmydia, Gonorrhea and Syphillis

What is behind the spike in STDs?

According to a CDC report released recently, an increase in reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is hitting teenagers and young adults hard. State and local budget cuts to STD care and prevention programs are the major cause in the surge of STDs.  Continue reading “STD Infections Rise To All-Time Highs for Chalmydia, Gonorrhea and Syphillis” »

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Heading Back to College? 3 Things About STDs You Must Know 

With school back in session, there are some things you won’t learn in class.

One is how to protect yourself against sexually transmitted disease. Although there may be some mention of STDs, it’s not a subject that is talked about enough.

That’s why it’s very important to educate yourself about STDs so you can protect yourself and your sexual partners from getting diseases while attending college.

Here are three things you need to know about sexually transmitted diseases.

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Spring Break & STDs: The Hidden Dangers

Spring break and sex are synonymous. Students wanting to let loose and experience new things often take to the streets and beaches in the hottest destinations for a week of endless fun, adventure, and casual sexual encounters.

They pack their bathing suits, swim trunks, and sunscreen but many forget to bring condoms which is why the risk of getting STDs on spring break is higher.

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Three Common STDs on the Rise in the US

STD Rates

Bad news from the CDC: for the first time in almost 10 years, STD rates are on the rise among three common sexually transmitted diseases.

Cases of chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea all increased in 2014. The number of chlamydia cases, 1.4 million, is also the highest number of any STD cases ever reported to the CDC.

Check out the latest data below!

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STD Dictionary: Letters A Through M

STD Dictionary

The first step in securing your sexual health is having the right knowledge.

In this two-part blog series, we are defining some of the key terms you should know when it comes to STDs, starting with the beginning of the alphabet.

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Will I Get Chlamydia from Having Oral Sex?

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the world’s most commonly transmitted STDs and a major cause of preventable infertility and blindness.

Despite this, many people still don’t know how chlamydia is spread. The lack of knowledge about chlamydia coupled with the fact that chlamydia is often asymptomatic can prove very dangerous.

To help prevent the spread of chlamydia, we’re sharing the connection between chlamydia and oral sex.

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