STD Testing

Sexually transmitted diseases are common in the U.S., with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating 19 million new infections among young people every year. If you are a sexually active person, it is vitally important to practice …

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Diagnosing and Treating Genital Herpes

There are a variety of ways to both diagnose and treat herpes. What type of diagnostic procedure and herpes treatment you receive depend on whether or not you have any herpes symptoms. Diagnosing Genital Herpes People who are experiencing a herpes …

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Contracting STDs

Everyday you hear more and more about the dangers of STDs.  You already probably have several friends who have been diagnosed with different types of STDs, although you may not be aware of this.  The statistics telling you about the …

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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a very common infection among the general public. More than 100 different types of HPV exist and it is estimated that as much as 80% of the population is infected with a strain of …

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For Teens: Smart Sex is Safe Sex

Talking about sex can save your life. Whether you speak to your partner, a sympathetic teacher or counselor, or to a doctor or other health care professional, some honest discussion before having sex can help keep you safe. Having sex, …

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Syphilis Symptoms and Consequences

Syphilis is a highly infectious bacterial disease that is most commonly spread through sexual contact. The syphilis bacteria, Treponoma Pallidum, attaches to the cells in your body causing the destruction of tissues and organs. Syphilis symptoms generally occur in three …

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HIV/AIDS

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with HIV or the AIDS Virus?  Are you scared and confused because you don’t know what this will mean for your future?  How will your body react to this potentially life-threatening virus?  …

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Hormonal Birth Control and HIV AIDS

One of the standard warnings given to women who choose to use hormonal birth control methods such as the birth control pill is that while these contraceptives may help prevent pregnancy, they do not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases …

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The HPV or Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Recently, a new vaccine called Gardasil has been developed with the purpose of preventing cervical cancer along with other conditions related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a virus that can lead to a sexually transmitted disease and develop …

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