Posts Tagged ‘gonorrhea’

STD Dictionary: Slang Terms

STD Dictionary

There are a range of different sexually transmitted diseases and they all have scientific names that can be difficult to get your tongue around. Fortunately, there are slang terms that make things easier for us mere mortals. In this article, we will have a look at the most common sexually transmitted diseases and common slang […]


Different Testing Methods for Different STDs

STD Testing Methods and Types

Medical experts agree that routine STD testing anytime there is a change in sexual partners or activities is a strong first defense against the spread of STDs.  THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE AN STD IS TO GET TESTED. Being tested during the correct time frame is important for ensuring accurate test results […]


The New Gonorrhea Super Strain

The World Health Organization reported that patients all over the world are infected by a new, super strain of gonorrhea. And we do not say ‘super’ because the strain is good or somewhat easier than the other gonorrhea types. On the opposite, this ‘super gonorrhea’ is impossible to fight off. Something like a super force […]


Which State Has the Highest STD Rates

The current surge of STD rates in the U.S. is being referred to as a national epidemic, due to the significant amount of cases nationwide. According to the director the CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the increasing rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) “are a clear warning of a growing threat.” And […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


“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 […]