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STD Rates Around The World

 In August of 2018, the CDC released a statement that the STD infection rates in America had reached an all-time and critical high. With over 2.3 million newly reported infections at the end of 2017, the STD infection rates are being considered a public health and safety hazard.  Adding to this alarming statement is the […]


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 […]


The Birds & The Bees and STDs

May Sexual Health Awareness News – Teen Pregnancy & STD Prevention In 2016, there were 209,809 babies born to females ages 15-19. Even though these numbers are 9% lower than the year before in 2015, and 67% lower from 1991, these births still accounted for 5.3% of all births in 2016. According to a national survey, approximately 77% of […]


Can a Virgin Have an STD?

Can a virgin have a sexually transmitted disease? Many people would assume that this question can be answered quite simply: “NO!” or “It’s impossible!” If you were one of those people, you might be surprised to learn that a virgin can have and spread STDs. How can that be? After all, if two partners are “virgins,” this […]


What Causes Genital Warts And What Are they?

Genital warts can be one of the more embarrassing and awkward topics to discuss not just with your partner but with your family and most of all your doctor. A specific virus, the Human Papillomavirus or HPV, causes genital warts. These warts impact both men and women, but women are more susceptible than men. Genital […]


Blowjobs: STDs and Oral Sex

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The lowdown before you go down It is a common misconception that oral sex is safe sex. Let’s set the record straight— you CAN get an STD from oral sex. Numerous STDs can be contracted via oral sex by both the giver and receiver, depending on who is the infected partner. In cases where both […]


Syphilis Symptoms, Treatment, and Facts with Dr. Bobby Lazzara

Dr. Bobby Lazzara of the Medical News Minute shares the basics that you need to know about the sexual infection Syphilis. Learn who is at risk, how the disease is spread, what the symptoms are and what treatment methods are available.   Worried you might have an STD? Learn more about STD testing available at one […]