Category: infections

States With the Highest Rates of STD, 2018

One of our most popular blog posts last year detailed the states with the highest STD rates in the US. Now we have updated information for 2018. 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 […]


Medication That Can Prevent HIV Infection

STDAware presents a guide to PrEP and PEP Modern medicine has come a long way in finding ways to reduce the risk of HIV infection as well as manage an active HIV infection so that it does not turn into AIDS. When it comes to preventing HIV, there are, currently, two medically proved approaches to […]


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.  […]


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 […]