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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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The Truth About Herpes and the Latest Cure News

Herpes is a common virus. In fact, herpes statistics suggest that between 75 and 80 percent of Americans carry herpes virus. While there is no herpes cure, the condition can be managed. There is also the promise of a herpes cure on the horizon. Continue reading “The Truth About Herpes and the Latest Cure News” »

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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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How to Keep Your Cold Sores from Spreading

Has an unsightly cold sore kept you from leaving the house? Do you want to learn ways to prevent the virus from spreading? If you do, there are some easy options for you to try.

The herpes simplex virus — also known as cold sores and fever blisters — often appear on the face, normally around the lips, nose, cheeks, chin, and even the inside of a person’s mouth. The virus is easily spread to other parts of the body as well as other people because there is no known treatment.

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The Dangers of Neonatal Herpes

Neonatal herpes, although rare, infects 1500 babies in the United States each year. Caused by the HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection, it disables and kills infants.

One of the ways women can prevent neonatal herpes is by practicing safe sex and having STD testing done to alert them to any potential problems with their pregnancies.

Here’s what you should know about neonatal herpes and prevention methods.

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STDs You Can Get from Kissing

 Most people know that sexually transmitted diseases are passed on — well — sexually; but what many individuals fail to confront is that kissing is included as one of the sexual activities that can result in an infection.
We’re sharing some of the STDs that can be transmitted via one liplock.

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STDs & Birth Defects: What Every Expectant (or Hopeful) Mother Should Know

 

January is Birth Defects Prevention month — a good time for expecting parents to be reminded of the risks that sexually transmitted diseases pose to infants.

Read on to see what STDs pose risk of birth defects, and how you can prevent them.

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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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The Basics on Viral STDs

Viral STDs

When it comes to STDs, most people don’t have much knowledge on the topic beyond what STD stands for and the basics on prevention.

One differentiation between bacterial STDs and viral STDs is not always so obvious to the layman.

Today, we’re explaining what separates the two and profiling a few of the most common viral STDs.

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Can I Have Genital Herpes Without Knowing It?

Is it really possible to have an STD like genital herpes and not know it? After all, doesn’t the disease involve painful, obvious outbreaks?

Although many people think that it sounds unlikely, it actually is possible to have genital herpes and not be aware of it. That’s one of the reasons why it’s such a good idea to have regular STD screenings. Doing so is an excellent way for people to protect themselves and their sexual partners.

Here’s what you should know about genital herpes and how it could be affecting you.

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