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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. Chlamydia can affect anyone who is sexually active, regardless of gender. Chlamydia is contracted through sexual contact and is transmitted through semen and vaginal discharge. You cannot catch chlamydia from kissing alone. You should always contact a doctor if you suspect you… Continue reading Can You Get Chlamydia From Kissing?
Emily Maeve Milord Jul. 11, 2022
There are many different sexually transmitted diseases out there, but gonorrhea is amongst the most well-known. Not only that but it is also one of the most common STDs in the United States right now. The most recent data from 2020 concludes that it is the second most common sexually transmitted infection and has increased… Continue reading Why Is Gonorrhea Called The Clap?
Jessica Guht Jul. 07, 2022
It’s natural to feel some unease when discovering a bump in your genital area. However, it can be hard to determine when that bump may be an STI, such as herpes, or when it is only an ingrown hair. Both of these conditions can result in bumps in the genital region, but there are some… Continue reading Ingrown Hair vs Herpes: What’s the Difference?
Jessica Guht Jun. 20, 2022