April is National STD Awareness Month

Every year there are an estimated 20 million new STD infections in the United States alone! Nearly half of the 20 million new cases of STDs each year are made up of adolescents ages 15-24. And two in five sexually active teen girls have had an STD that can cause infertility and even death.1 This […]


Breaking News: Chlamydia Could Double The Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Bobby Lazzara, Medical News Minute The National Cancer Institute released a statement on March 18, 2018, that Chlamydia, one of the most common STDs in the world, could double the risk of ovarian cancer. This statement was released before the expected release of the report in a meeting with American Association of Cancer Research in […]


Herpes In The Throat

Herpes Esophagitis Named for the esophagus, which is the muscular tube that carries the food from the mouth to the stomach. Herpes Esophagitis is the medical term for herpes found in the throat. Any inflammation of the esophagus is referred to as Esophagitis.1 This type of herpes is considered an opportunistic infection2 and is typically […]


STDs Cases Increase Dramatically Last Year in Arizona

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Arizona’s Maricopa and Pinal Counties See Large Increases in STDs During 2017 A new report from azcentral.com reveals that STD cases in two of Arizona’s most populous counties skyrocketed last year. Maricopa County—including the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale—has seen a growing number of STD cases for years, increasing 14 percent last year alone. […]


Video: Herpes 2 (genital herpes) Facts and Symptoms with Dr. Bobby Lazzara

In this video Dr. Bobby Lazzara of the Medical News Minute discusses what you need to know about Herpes 2, also known as HSV-2 (Herpes Simplex Virus 2) or “genital herpes”. Learn about symptoms, treatments, how the virus is spread, how to protect yourself, and how to get tested for HSV-2. Where can I learn more […]


Video: Herpes 1 (Oral Herpes) Facts and Symptoms with Dr. Bobby Lazzara

  Herpes 1, also known as HSV-1 (Herpes Simplex Virus 1) or “oral herpes”, affects an estimated 50% of adults in the United States. Learn about symptoms and treatment for HSV-1 in this video by Dr. Bobby Lazzara of the Medical News Minute. Where can I learn more about herpes? Learn more about herpes in […]


Video: Chlamydia Facts and Symptoms with Dr. Bobby Lazzara

  In this video, Dr. Bobby Lazzara of the Medical News Minute shares chlamydia basics for STDAware.com. Learn the causes, methods of transmission, and symptoms of this sexually transmitted disease as well as who should be tested and what type of treatment is available. New research suggests that chlamydia can double your risk for ovarian […]


STDs In the Transgender Population

With an estimated 1 million adults in America being thought to identify themselves as transgender, the issue of STDs in this segment of the population is a really important one. What is the current situation like when it comes to STDs? Are people within this segment more at risk? Is this really still an issue […]


STD Fetishes

Fetishes are defined as a non-sexual body part, object or action that abnormally creates sexual desire. Fetishes are generally considered outside the realm of normal sexual activity but they can be harmless fun and very exciting for the participants. That said, there are times when fetishes cross over from harmless fun to risky behavior and […]