Gonorrhea Statistics in the United States

According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of young adults in the United States between the ages of 15-24 comprise roughly 20 million Americans. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA estimates this same group accounts for twenty-five (25%) percent of the sexually transmitted diseases reported by health care officials. The […]


Chlamydia in the United States

According to the Center for Disease Control, a 2016 study of sexually active adults yielded some of the most surprising information in nearly a decade with respect to the spreading, contracting, and treatment of Chlamydia. The CDC studied Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Chlamydia. To nobody’s astonishment, Gonorrhea and Syphilis exhibited substantial increases; however the largest increase […]


Chlamydia And Australia: How Our Friends Down Under Are Doing With STDs

The ‘Land Down Under’ is facing a public health crisis. The levels of Chlamydia being reported across Australia have medical professionals worried about an impending wave of infertility present among younger Australians.  Last year, according to public health officials, over 85,000 young adults in Australia tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted disease.  What […]


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 […]


Why should I get tested for STDs?

What would you say to someone who asked you why they should get tested for STDs? Well for starters, there are STDs that can kill you! We all know the HIV/AIDS story–we have all read the heartbreaking stories of a child born with AIDS, struggling to live life on a daily basis with a weakened, […]


“The Clap:” Gonorrhea’s Other Name

“Avoid the Clap, Jimmy Dugan” – A League of their Own (Motion Picture)   With all due respect to one of my favorite fictional baseball managers, the clap is not a laughing matter. The clap is not a subset of gonorrhea. It is gonorrhea. “The clap” is just a nickname.   How did gonorrhea become known […]


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 […]


Syphilis in the United States

For the better part of a decade, public health officials have decried the increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases throughout the United States. In some respects, these officials believe they are on the losing end of this struggle. There is good reason for them to worry. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the Center for […]


Oral Chlamydia: Can Chlamydia infect your mouth?

Can I get Chlamydia from oral sex? The short answer is, “Yes.” The act of oral sex can and is responsible for the transmission and spread of many types of STD’s. The three most common STD’s that are transmitted by oral sex are Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea. In 2016, according to the CDC chlamydia was […]


STDs And Traveling Abroad: Are You At A Higher Risk?

Travelers who have unprotected, casual sex are at high risk for STDs. Actually, 20% of travelers confirmed that they have had casual sex with a partner they met in a foreign country. According to researchers, the excitement from being abroad and the effects of alcohol and drugs may encourage people to participate in activities that […]