Category: Gonorrhea

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. […]


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 […]


The New Gonorrhea Super Strain

The World Health Organization reported that patients all over the world are infected by a new, super strain of gonorrhea. And we do not say ‘super’ because the strain is good or somewhat easier than the other gonorrhea types. On the opposite, this ‘super gonorrhea’ is impossible to fight off. Something like a super force […]


Which State Has the Highest STD Rates

The current surge of STD rates in the U.S. is being referred to as a national epidemic, due to the significant amount of cases nationwide. According to the director the CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the increasing rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) “are a clear warning of a growing threat.” And […]


Which Cities Have The Highest STD Infection Rates?

When it comes to sexual education, the US ranks behind a lot of other developed nations. The Guttmacher Institute released a report last year, saying that the rate of abortion and teen pregnancy in the US rank among the highest in the developed world. The lack of quality sex education in the United States helps explains […]


The History of Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection that has dated back to medieval times. However, the earliest records of this disease date back to the 1600s. This disease caused a widespread of infection causing the English parliament to enact a law to prevent the spread. So, how did gonorrhea start and why was it called the […]


STD Demographics: Who’s At Risk for STDs?

Anyone can become infected with a sexually transmitted disease, but certain people are at higher risk than others. These groups include gay, bisexual men and young people, as well as those who have sex with different partners. Who’s Most at Risk for Acquiring STDs? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that every […]


Gonorrhea Statistics in the United States

According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of young adults in the United States between the ages of 15-24 comprise roughly 20 million Americans. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA estimates this same group accounts for twenty-five (25%) percent of the sexually transmitted diseases reported by health care officials. The […]


“The Clap:” Gonorrhea’s Other Name

“Avoid the Clap, Jimmy Dugan” – A League of their Own (Motion Picture)   With all due respect to one of my favorite fictional baseball managers, the clap is not a laughing matter. The clap is not a subset of gonorrhea. It is gonorrhea. “The clap” is just a nickname.   How did gonorrhea become known […]