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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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9 Diseases on the Rise

In a Harvard University study conducted in 2013, data showed that Americans are living longer and healthier before. The study concluded that declining tobacco use and medical advancements. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, 14 diseases have been cropping up recently and becoming more and more prevalent.

Chlamydia

The sexually transmitted disease (STD), chlamydia is a bacteria, and it’s increased by 58.8 percent in the last 10 years. Chlamydia particularly affects the female reproductive system.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea, another STD is also on the rise. Reports of it have increased 17.8 percent in the last five years.

Syphilis

Cases of the STD syphilis have increased by over 150 percent in the past five years. It’s dangerous because it can be asymptomatic for a long time, but can end up damaging organs in the long run.

Plague

The bubonic plague wreaked havoc on Medieval Europe, and it was thought to be all but gone. However, 15 cases surfaced in 2015.

Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that has increased by 63.3 percent in the last five years.

Infant Botulism

The bacteria are contracted through contamination and causes constipation and droopy eyelids. At its worst it can cause paralysis.

E.coli

E.coli is a gut bacteria that has several harmless strains, but it can turn dangerous. The past 10 years have shown a 472 percent increase.

Whooping Cough

There is a vaccine available for whooping cough, but despite the medical community’s best efforts, reports of the disease have increased by over 145 percent over the last 10 years.

Melanoma

The most common type of skin cancer experienced an 18.3 percent rise in the last 10 years.

Be Informed

ARCpoint Labs nationwide can provide accurate, confidential STD testing services, including testing for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.

We also offer a variety of vaccines including for whooping cough.

To learn more about our services, contact your nearest ARCpoint Labs today!

 

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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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There are 110 Million STDs Circulating. Don’t Catch One of Them!

You may have heard the familiar statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — there are 20 million new cases of STDs each year. But there’s a more startling figure, revealing that the number of infections out there at any given moment is much higher — a staggering 110 million!

This number is soaring because many STDs can persist without symptoms, so people aren’t able to pursue the right treatment or preventative measures, and end up inadvertently spreading the disease.

Here’s what you need to know about protecting yourself from three common STDs.

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Top STD Myths Debunked

STDs are a taboo subject for a lot of people. Many people do not feel comfortable discussing this subject with their partners or children, which leads not only to a proliferation of misinformation, but of STDs themselves.

The best way to protect yourself from STDs is to get the facts and bust the myths. ARCpoint Labs is here to help you do just that.

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What STDs Are Spread Through Blood?

You probably already know that STDs are transmitted through sexual contact. But did you know that some STDs can be transmitted through contact with blood?

Join ARCpoint Labs today as we share important information about bloodborne viruses (BBVs). We’ll also look at ways that you can protect yourself.

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STD Prevention for Travellers

July is peak season for vacationing. While on vacation, many of us find ourselves in a more relaxed state, enjoying tropical drinks, warm weather, and a slower pace. Unfortunately, this relaxed mind frame sometimes carries over to cause reduced vigilance about STD prevention.

It’s important that you make efforts to stay healthy while you are traveling. Here are some of the ways that you can work on STD prevention on vacation

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Managing Your STD Risk

June 16-22 marks Healthcare Risk Management Week. One of the most important ways ways to manage health risks is to find ways to lessen your STD risk. ARCpoint Labs is here to help with some ideas to keep you healthy.

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STDs & Pregnancy: How Your Sexual Health Affects Your Baby

When you’re pregnant, it’s important more than ever to take good care of your body. You’re providing the environment for your baby to develop, and it’s your responsibility to eat well, drink lots of water, abstain from drugs and alcohol, arm yourself against infections, and follow appropriate dietary restrictions.

One aspect of pregnant womens’ health that can sometimes get overlooked, however, is their sexual health. Pregnant women can get STDs or experience an inflammation of a previous STD, and the results can be life-threatening for both the pregnant mother and her child.

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STDs and Infertility: Detect & Treat With STD Screening

You probably already know that STDs can lead to a host of medical conditions and complications for women, including cervical cancer and other potentially fatal diseases, making routine STD screening key for women’s health. But did you know that STDs can also cause infertility in women?

Even if having children is not currently a part of your life plan, if you intend to have kids down the line it’s important to realize the risks associated with STDs — and start taking detection and treatment seriously with STD screening.

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