Category: General STD

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.  […]


The Birds & The Bees and STDs

May Sexual Health Awareness News – Teen Pregnancy & STD Prevention In 2016, there were 209,809 babies born to females ages 15-19. Even though these numbers are 9% lower than the year before in 2015, and 67% lower from 1991, these births still accounted for 5.3% of all births in 2016. According to a national survey, approximately 77% of […]


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 […]


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 […]