Category: protection

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

The CDC estimates that only 1 in 7 people who are infected with HIV are aware that they have HIV and have sought treatment. This is a clear indication that there is a lack of education, resources, and services within high-risk populations as well as the general public.  STOP THE STIGMA! Getting tested for HIV […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


STD Fetishes

Fetishes are defined as a non-sexual body part, object or action that abnormally creates sexual desire. Fetishes are generally considered outside the realm of normal sexual activity but they can be harmless fun and very exciting for the participants. That said, there are times when fetishes cross over from harmless fun to risky behavior and […]


Cutting Holes in Condoms:  Sabotage Legalities

When considering sexual assault, it’s common to think only of stranger raping a woman in some secluded location or someone molesting a child. However, there is much more to sexual assault than just scenarios like these. You’ve probably heard stories of women who lied about taking contraceptives to get pregnant. There is actually a term for it. It is […]