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How Long Does It Take to Get STD Test Results?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that affect the genitals, anus, or mouth. They often do not have any symptoms, making STD tests one of the most important methods of detection. However, how long it takes to get results can vary. Some tests may offer results on the same day, whereas others may take weeks.… Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Get STD Test Results?

Jessica Guht Sep. 02, 2022

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HPV Vs. Herpes: A Complete Overview

STDs have a certain amount of stigma surrounding them, which can make discussing them challenging and embarrassing. However, some STDs are immensely common, with many unaware they have them. Two STDs that can often slide under the radar due to a lack of symptoms are HPV and herpes. These two STDs can cause some problems… Continue reading HPV Vs. Herpes: A Complete Overview

Jessica Guht Sep. 01, 2022

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UTI Vs. STD: How to Tell the Difference?

UTIs and STDs are two common conditions that each affect many people. To make things more confusing, the symptoms of many common STDs are similar to those of a UTI, making it challenging to tell which type of infection you have. Not only is knowing the difference between the two important for treatment, but it… Continue reading UTI Vs. STD: How to Tell the Difference?

Jessica Guht Aug. 23, 2022

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How Long Does It Take for Chlamydia to Go Away?

If you or your partner has been recently diagnosed with chlamydia, you may wonder how long it will take to go away, and when you will be able to have sex again. With antibiotic treatment, chlamydia should go away in 1-2 weeks. However, because chlamydia may often have no symptoms, research has found that it… Continue reading How Long Does It Take for Chlamydia to Go Away?

Emily Maeve Milord Aug. 22, 2022

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How Long Can Chlamydia Be Dormant?

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Statistics from the CDC indicate that there are approximately 4 million cases of chlamydia in the US every year. The infection is most prevalent in young adults. Over 60% of new infections occur in 15-24-year-olds. Chlamydia is spread through oral sex and sexual intercourse. Anyone… Continue reading How Long Can Chlamydia Be Dormant?

Jessica Guht Aug. 01, 2022

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Can You Get Herpes from Sharing a Drink?

There is a significant amount of stigma surrounding herpes, especially oral herpes since others can clearly see it. However, oral herpes is very common, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimating that 47.8 percent of adults in the United States have HSV-1, the virus that typically causes oral herpes. Despite oral herpes infecting the… Continue reading Can You Get Herpes from Sharing a Drink?

Jessica Guht Jul. 29, 2022

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STI Vs. STD: What’s The Difference Between Them?

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) are two terms that are often used interchangeably, primarily because they are very similar. However, there is a key difference between these two terms, and that is whether or not symptoms are present. Despite the different names, both STIs and STDs are contagious, so it is… Continue reading STI Vs. STD: What’s The Difference Between Them?

Jessica Guht Jul. 28, 2022

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Tabes Dorsalis: What Is It and What Causes It?

Syphilis is a bacterial infection spread sexually.  When it is left untreated, the bacteria responsible for syphilis damage the spinal cord and peripheral nervous tissue, which can lead to tabes dorsalis. Tabes dorsalis is a progressive disease of the nerve cells that can cause permanent damage. Like syphilis, it is treatable, and the sooner it… Continue reading Tabes Dorsalis: What Is It and What Causes It?

Jessica Guht Jul. 28, 2022

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Can You Get Herpes from a Toilet Seat?

Public restrooms do not have the best reputation for cleanliness, and even ones that appear relatively clean can still make us wonder just what we might catch from being in there. With how close the toilet seat is to the genitals, it’s only natural to wonder if it’s possible to get an STD from a… Continue reading Can You Get Herpes from a Toilet Seat?

Jessica Guht Jul. 26, 2022

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Anal Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Herpes is a contagious virus affecting more than half of all adults under the age of 50, and it has two subtypes that can affect the mouth, genitals, or anus. However, many people with herpes are not aware that they have it because they experience no symptoms, adding to how easily transmissible it is. Anal… Continue reading Anal Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Jessica Guht Jul. 25, 2022

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UTI vs Chlamydia: How to Tell The Difference?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia often share some symptoms. For example, both may cause pain when urinating. This can make it difficult to know whether you have a UTI or if you could have chlamydia or another STI.  The only way to know for sure is usually to… Continue reading UTI vs Chlamydia: How to Tell The Difference?

Jessica Guht Jul. 11, 2022