Category: General STD

STDAware Featured In Upjourney as an “Exciting Healthcare Startup To Look Out For In 2019”

    First American Service Group, Inc., the umbrella corporation for STDAware, has designed a digital health platform that puts the individual in control of how and when sexual health concerns are addressed. “I saw that there was a real opportunity to serve a large population of individuals who could not or would not be […]


Insects Have STDs

Insects Have STDs.  What It Might Mean For Humans In 2013 National Public Radio (NPR) featured a research study on a bizarre STD found in crickets. The study, headed by Shelley Adamo and her team at Dalhousie University, focused on the virus called iridovirus and the effects of this cricket STD leaves many in the […]


CDC Announces That STD Infection Rates In America Are A Public Health Crisis

Washington DC: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the CDC announced that the rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis (the most common STDs in America) increased for the fourth consecutive year in a row to a total of 2.3 million US cases.  This statement comes just one year after Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s (Centers for Disease […]


How To Ask Your Partner To Get Tested For STDs

Couples That Get Tested for STDs Together… As the adage goes: “Couples that get tested for STDs together…stay STD-free.” Okay, maybe there’s no adage about getting tested for STDs, but maybe STDAware will start one!  While the thought of subjecting yourself and any sexual partners to the awkward conversation or request for STD testing can […]


Title X Funding and How It Affects STD Testing Services

While STDAware takes a neutral stance in politics, we also want to educate our patients and the public on what the Title X funding changes mean and how they might affect sexual health care services.  This segment is designed to provide unbiased facts on what Title X funding is, what the current allowances are, what […]


Keeping Your Private Parts, Private

STD Status Reporting & Information Laws Government policies are in place, specifically, to enforce the handling and distribution of any communication that contains personal health information (PHI), to protect both the individual’s information and the entity that stores it.  There are certain situations where the status of an STD infection is required to be reported […]


Myths About Safe Sex and STDs

In the world of fake news and insufficient education around safe sex, there is a wide array of myths circulating about how STDs can and cannot be transmitted. These myths are often perpetuated by young and undereducated individuals. STDAware is working to provide no-cost educational resources such as this blog to contribute to better STDAware-ness in the general public.  […]