Category: STD Testing

CDC Announces That STD Infection Rates In America Are A Public Health Crisis

Washington DC: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the CDC announced that the rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis (the most common STDs in America) increased for the fourth consecutive year in a row to a total of 2.3 million US cases.  This statement comes just one year after Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s (Centers for Disease […]


How To Ask Your Partner To Get Tested For STDs

Couples That Get Tested for STDs Together… As the adage goes: “Couples that get tested for STDs together…stay STD-free.” Okay, maybe there’s no adage about getting tested for STDs, but maybe STDAware will start one!  While the thought of subjecting yourself and any sexual partners to the awkward conversation or request for STD testing can […]


The STDAware Difference

STDAware cares and is committed to providing excellence both in its products and services but also in the quality of care and attention given to any person who makes contact with us. And while we value any individual’s decision to seek “free clinic” STD testing, we also know that “free” and “pain-free” are not mutually […]


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 […]


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 […]