The History of Hepatitis A

The World Health Organization identifies Hepatitis A as one of the oldest known diseases the humankind has faced. First discovered by Steven M.Feinstone back in 1973, Hepatitis A was called various names since it started infecting people (epidemic jaundice, epidemic hepatitis, catarrhal jaundice and infectious hepatitis). WHO defined hepatitis as spherical, non-developed, positive stranded RNA […]


Differences Between Herpes Simplex I And Herpes Simplex II

Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease that can easily be spread. Even without visible symptoms, this disease can be spread to sexual partners. There are many things to know about herpes, but you should be aware that there are two types of viruses – herpes simplex I and herpes simplex II. One out of […]


The New Gonorrhea Super Strain

The World Health Organization reported that patients all over the world are infected by a new, super strain of gonorrhea. And we do not say ‘super’ because the strain is good or somewhat easier than the other gonorrhea types. On the opposite, this ‘super gonorrhea’ is impossible to fight off. Something like a super force […]


Who’s The Most At Risk For STDs?

Scientists cannot really say if you are at increased risk of STDs, since some types of diseases are more prevalent in some groups, locations and communities than others. When it comes to STDs, the risk is not really about where you live or who you are, but about what you do. Of course, locations with […]


Which State Has the Highest STD Rates

Sexually transmitted diseases are dangerous and most importantly, everywhere. However, there are those countries where people are most careless about their sexual health and where STDs spread like the plague. According to estimates, treating STDs in the US costs the country $16 billion every year. At this point, there are approximately 30 million infections being […]


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 […]


Why Don’t Young People Get Tested As Often As They Should?

It is not a secret that young people are most likely to get a sexually transmitted disease. They are not only most sexually active, but they also choose unprotected sex for a variety of reasons, two of them being alcohol and drugs. Even though young people account for half of all known sexually transmitted infections, […]


Which Cities Have The Most Chlamydia Infections?

Over the years, healthcare providers have tested thousands of people across the U.S, and millions of them around the world. Such testing allows professionals to keep track of statistics, pinpointing the locations that have the most STD diagnosis. If you are also located in the US and wonder what cities have the most STIs, this […]


The History of Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a disease affecting over 3 million people in the United States. This infection in the liver has many forms, with the most common being type 1. When was hepatitis discovered, how did it start and what are the best treatments for this disease? We’re answering all of your questions.   The Start […]


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 […]