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Drug-Resistant Strain of Syphilis Emerging Globally

It’s more important this day and age to practice safe sex as incurable STDs become more prevalent. Syphilis is one of the most devastating sexually transmitted infections and until now has been completely curable.  However, doctors around the globe have begun to notice a new antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria is emerging and the problem could have serious consequences for many. Continue reading “Drug-Resistant Strain of Syphilis Emerging Globally” »

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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 Real Cause for STDs Climbing in the U.S.

The number of people in the U.S. with an STD hit a high in October. Data showed that there were increases in all nationally reported STDs for a consecutive second year. There were 1.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, the highest number ever reported to the government, with people between ages 15 and 24 accounting for the largest number of  STD infections. Continue reading “The Real Cause for STDs Climbing in the U.S.” »

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What to do When Your Partner Tests Positive for an STD

Having an STD is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, such a diagnosis is fairly common. This doesn’t mean that a positive STD test doesn’t have devastating consequences. The news can be just as troubling to current and former sexual partners who have not yet been tested. Continue reading “What to do When Your Partner Tests Positive for an STD” »

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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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Newborn Screening for STD’s

Many expectant mothers are not aware of the dangers that an STD can pose to their baby. Occasionally, STDs are transmitted to babies while they are in the womb or at the time of childbirth. A newborn STD test can determine whether or not this has occurred. Continue reading “Newborn Screening for STD’s” »

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Doctors are Overprescribing Antibiotics for Possible STDs. Here’s Why It’s a Problem.

There are a number of factors that prevent doctors from correctly diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases.

First, there’s the fact that many people may have STDs without presenting symptoms, meaning STD tests aren’t ordered and performed.

Second, there are individuals who may suspect an STD, but might be too embarrassed to ask their primary healthcare provider about their symptoms.

Third, there are cases when other infections, like urinary tract infections, can be mistaken for an STD — and when treatment is provided, it actually affects a patient’s ability to fight off any future STDs.

Today we’re taking a closer look at the third phenomenon.

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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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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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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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