Category: syphilis

STDs Cases Increase Dramatically Last Year in Arizona

Learn More About Chlamydia

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 […]


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 […]


The History of Syphilis

Syphilis is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It can be cured using the proper treatment. However, if not treated this infection could leave to bigger health problems. So, what is the history of syphilis? How did it first start and when was a cure discovered? Let’s dig into the history of this […]


Syphilis in the United States

For the better part of a decade, public health officials have decried the increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases throughout the United States. In some respects, these officials believe they are on the losing end of this struggle. There is good reason for them to worry. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the Center for […]


Oral Chlamydia: Can Chlamydia infect your mouth?

Can I get Chlamydia from oral sex? The short answer is, “Yes.” The act of oral sex can and is responsible for the transmission and spread of many types of STD’s. The three most common STD’s that are transmitted by oral sex are Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea. In 2016, according to the CDC chlamydia was […]