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Herpes Signs and Treatments

Among people aged 14 to 49, an estimated one in six people have the herpes simplex virus infection. Read on for more information about herpes signs and treatments. Continue reading “Herpes Signs and Treatments” »

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HPV’s Role in Breast Cancer

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. There are at least 100 different types of human papillomavirus (HPV) in existence. Almost 80 million people in the United States are currently infected. Certain types of HPV can cause cervical cancer, but the question of whether or not HPV causes other types of cancer, like breast cancer, remains. Continue reading “HPV’s Role in Breast Cancer” »

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How to Talk to Your Kids About STDs & Safe Sex

Having “the talk” with your kids is something that some parents never think about and others dread. In America, being open about sex and sexuality is a topic brushed away and glanced over but one in four teens contract an STD every year. Young people account for 50 percent of all newly diagnosed STDs. Besides lowering the STDs diagnosed, preventing pregnancy and cancer-causing HPV are reasons you need to take time to talk to your child about safe sex.  Continue reading “How to Talk to Your Kids About STDs & Safe Sex” »

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STDs in Seniors Continue to Spread

They say you have to live while you’re young, but that isn’t really the case. Take a step inside an assisted living facility — you might be surprised to find that it looks like spring break! In fact, between 2007 and 2011, chlamydia infections among Americans over 65 increased by 31 percent and syphilis increased by 52 percent. Continue reading “STDs in Seniors Continue to Spread” »

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Can STDs Be Prevented With Vaccines?

Most people know that when you are diagnosed with some STDs, you can get it cured with a vaccine. What about preventative vaccines? If you don’t get vaccinated for the following, then you could deal with long illnesses and a lifetime of related issues. Continue reading “Can STDs Be Prevented With Vaccines?” »

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STDs and Women

Worldwide, there are approximately 357 million new infections of chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Many STDs show no symptoms in women but left untreated, STDs can lead can cause a range of problems. Keep reading for more information about STD risks and prevention. Continue reading “STDs and Women” »

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When Your Partner has a STD

Finding out your partner has a sexually transmitted disease is a big stress on a relationship. Not only do you have to deal with the medical implications but also the probability that your partner has not practice safe sex at some point.  Continue reading “When Your Partner has a STD” »

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Giving Birth With an STD

STDs pose a risk not only to adults, but also to infants. If you suspect that you may have an STD during your pregnancy, then it is critical that you undergo STD testing as soon as possible. Many STDs are treatable and even curable, which means that they don’t have to have a significant impact on your pregnancy. STD testing is the first step toward treatment. Continue reading “Giving Birth With an STD” »

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How to tell Family, Friends and Your Partner that you have an STD

Learning that you have an STD is devastating. You’ll have to come to terms with your STD diagnosis, and you’ll probably have to talk about your STD with family, friends and partners. This makes most people uncomfortable, making it necessary to look for tips regarding how to tell family you have an STD. Continue reading “How to tell Family, Friends and Your Partner that you have an STD” »

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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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