Viral Infections vs. Bacterial Infections

While both viruses and bacteria can cause a variety of infections that range from mild to serious, these are two very different things. Therefore, knowing the difference between viral infections and bacterial infections is highly important, since wrongful treatment may lead to much more serious health issues and even antibiotic resistance. Viruses vs. Bacteria Viruses […]

This Is How Far HIV Treatment Has Come

Even though there is no cure for HIV yet, treatment options increase and advance within the minute. At this point, HIV treatment involves medications that when taken on regular basis, can slow the virus’ progression in the body. In addition, scientists constantly come up with new ways to prevent and fight this virus, which brings […]

How Does HIV Infect Cells?

HIV Infection

Have you ever wondered how HIV manages to infect the cells in the human’s body? In order to understand the disease and find a way to cure it, we must get informed on how the infection process starts and develops. Defining HIV Viruses are parasitic, at least in a way. All viruses have tiny genomes […]

Why Isn’t There A Cure For HIV?

Did you know that HIV is estimated to exist since the late 1800s? Even so, it took people until 1983 to identify this virus as HIV and 30 years of failed attempts to create a cure or vaccine. Apparently, we have nothing finalized to show as a cure, even though treatment has advanced rapidly and […]

What Are The Differences In Condoms?

Using the right condom can really influence your sexual experience. This is probably the main reason why the majority of people prefer some condoms to others. While some want a paramount feeling of safety, others enjoy thinner condoms that allow them to feel closer to their sexual partner. And even if you do not have […]

The History of Chlamydia

Also known as Chlamydia Trachomatis, this genital infection is known as one of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infections on a worldwide level. According to the World Health Organization’s Chlamydia statistics (1999), the estimate is set at 92 million and growing. This is a terrifying number that needs to be reduced as soon as […]

Herpes In The Mouth

herpes on the lips and mouth

Herpes in the mouth can also be called herpes simplex virus–1, HSV–1, herpes labialis, or simply just oral herpes. For clarification purposes, we will be using oral herpes throughout this article. What is oral herpes? Oral herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus that affects more than 50 percents of the adult […]

STDs vs. STIs: What’s The Difference?

std vs sti: whats the difference

There is a lot of confusion out there over the difference between the STD and STI acronyms. The goal of this article is to set the record straight once and for all. Just to be sure we are covering all the bases, it is important to clarify that STD stands for sexually transmitted disease, and […]

How Do You Know If You Have Herpes?

how to know if you have herpes

Knowing whether or not you have herpes can be difficult, as signs and symptoms of the herpes simplex virus aren’t always easy to detect. In fact, as much as 90 percent of the population living with herpes does not know they are infected with the virus. This lack of awareness is the leading reason why […]

How Do Men Get Tested for STDs?

how men get tested for STDs

If you are a male who has recently had unprotected sex or taken part in risky sexual behavior, you may be wondering how to get tested for an STD.  This is a great question and is the first step in taking control over your sexual health. Read on to find out the testing methods for […]