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The Importance of STD Testing

For sexually active people, STDs can compromise their general health and result in a lifetime long medical issue to deal with. Being tested for STDs is the only way for a person to be sure of their STD status and stop the spread of STDs among any sexual partners they will have. Continue reading “The Importance of STD Testing” »

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5 Reasons You Should be Tested for STDs

There comes a point in everyone’s lives when they should consider STD testing and realistically most people should be tested for STDs on a regular basis. The reason is simply because anyone who is having sex could be exposed to STDs.  Continue reading “5 Reasons You Should be Tested for STDs” »

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Basic Facts About to Know About STDs

When you enter into a relationship, thinking about STDs may not be the first thing on your mind but knowing your sexual health and that of your partner’s can be critical to your well-being. Continue reading “Basic Facts About to Know About STDs” »

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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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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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A Sexually Transmitted Infection That Isn’t Technically an STD

The MRSA STD Connection

Scientists identified this community-associated strain of staph bacteria around the year 2000. Unfortunately, it is virulent and heavily resistant to most antibiotics. It wasn’t until 2007 that researchers at Columbia University Medical Center discovered that MRSA could be spread by sexual contact. Both homosexual and heterosexual populations are vulnerable to these infections.

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Why Teens Aren’t Understanding STD Basics 

An initiative to provide emergency contraceptives to teenagers in the United Kingdom has backfired somewhat because an increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has been reported.

Teens in the UK clearly don’t understand STD basics or else they would be concerned about unwanted pregnancies and diseases such as HPV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes.

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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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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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Men’s Sexual Health: Basics on STD Prevention 

When it comes to your sexual health, STD prevention tops the list. After all, you don’t want to be a man with a sexually transmitted disease, right?

Before you engage in risky behavior, there are some things you need to know about STD prevention. It will help make STD prevention better and easier.

In honor of Men’s Health Month, check out a few ways to protect your sexual health and the sexual health of your partner.

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