Category: General STD

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 […]


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 […]


STD Dictionary: Slang Terms

STD Dictionary

There are a range of different sexually transmitted diseases and they all have scientific names that can be difficult to get your tongue around. Fortunately, there are slang terms that make things easier for us mere mortals. In this article, we will have a look at the most common sexually transmitted diseases and common slang […]


Different Testing Methods for Different STDs

STD Testing Methods and Types

Medical experts agree that routine STD testing anytime there is a change in sexual partners or activities is a strong first defense against the spread of STDs.  THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE AN STD IS TO GET TESTED. Being tested during the correct time frame is important for ensuring accurate test results […]


Allergic to Latex?  Use One of These Alternatives

Alternatives to latex condoms

Many people are allergic to latex. Latex allergies or latex sensitivity can cause unpleasant and severe symptoms, none of which is sexy or safe. Still, this does not mean that you cannot have safe sex. As a matter of fact, there are plenty alternatives for safe sex that exclude latex condoms. If you have a […]