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 […]


Chlamydia and Infertility

With nearly three million Americans infected every year, chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. This infection can be transmitted through vaginal, anal and oral sex and can affect both men and women’s fertility. What is the cause of chlamydia, how can you protect yourself and what is the best treatment?   Cause and […]


Can STDs Pass to an Infant Through Breastfeeding?

The majority of sexually transmitted diseases can affect the newborns or pregnancies in a bad way. Some may increase the risk of premature delivery or influence the baby’s birth weight, while others can cause serious and even fatal infections to the newborn. Some even get transmitted through breastfeeding, either from the milk or the sores […]


STDs and Other Mammals

You’d be surprised to hear this, but even animals get STDs! Cases of sexually transmitted diseases grow within the minute, with over 19 million new infected patients yearly in the US. However, what many people do not know is that STDs actually occur in animals, too. Still not interested? Then you should know that scientists […]


Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Did you know that approximately two million pregnant women suffer from STDs at this point? This is what the Center for Disease Control reports and yet, many women have no idea that these diseases can infect them. Sex education is more important than ever, both for women carrying a baby and those who do not. […]