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 […]


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 […]


Senior Citizens and HIV

This may sound unbelievable to you, but the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) say that the number of seniors living with HIV is actually increasing. At this point, over a quarter of all diagnosed HIV and AIDS patients are aged over 50. Furthermore, Yale Medical School researchers and experts project that 50% of […]


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 […]