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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


The History of HIV

It’s no secret that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) became one of the largest epidemics in the 1980s. This virus often leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, HIV has been discovered to have started in the early 1900s. So, where did HIV and AIDs come from, and how far have researchers come with treatments since […]