Category: STDs & STIs

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 […]


STDs in Films and Movies

Sexually transmitted diseases are definitely not an easy topic to present on the big screen, which is why people call such movies the ‘STD horror movies’. In the past, such movies found plenty of critics since they bummed out people, but they have also garnered some major awards and increased the STD awareness among people […]


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 […]


Is There a Link Between Chlamydia and Cervical Cancer?

Chlamydia is the most common known sexually transmitted disease in the US, with more than one million new cases reported in 2011. This infection affects both women and men and is transmitted through sexual contact. In many cases, chlamydia does not come with visible symptoms, but can still be easily treated with antibiotics. In the […]


How Old Do I Have To Be To Get Tested For STDs?

Getting tested for STDs is a smart thing to do, but you simply cannot get tested for everything. For this reason, the doctors will ask a variety of questions to determine your specific risk factors before testing you and base the decisions on your answers. There are two big downsides to testing. Firstly, STD testing […]


How Many Times Can You Get an STD?

If you thought that you are STD-free once you treated the infection, you are seriously mistaken. STDs are not like the chicken pox – you cannot simply get rid of them once and expect to never get them back. However, they are not like the common cold either – it does not necessarily mean that […]


How to Talk to Your Doctor about STDs

You probably think that STD screening is a part of your regular checkups with the healthcare provider, but this is not always the case. On the opposite, screening for sexually transmitted diseases is not part of the health care most of the time. If you are educated about the sexual health and risk of STDs, […]


Chlamydia and Infertility

With nearly three million Americans infected every year, chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. This infection can be transmitted through vaginal, anal and oral sex and can affect both men and women’s fertility. What is the cause of chlamydia, how can you protect yourself and what is the best treatment?   Cause and […]