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What can cause an STD?

This may seem like a straightforward question to some, but it actually comes with many nuances. Although “sexually transmitted” is in the name, it is possible to get a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) without sexual activity.  Starting off simple with sex.  Sexual activity is obviously the most common medium for an STD. Anytime a penis […]Read More

What is Herpes?

The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a common virus that causes an outbreak of sores. Most commonly these sores form around the mouth or genitals, but it is possible for any part of the skin to be infected. HSV has no cure and stays in your body for life. More than half of Americans have […]Read More

What is Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a very common bacterial infection that is not as well-known as other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This is in part because, while it can be life-threatening, it is usually less severe than other STDs such as HIV or Syphilis. Another reason it’s less known is that many people are asymptomatic.  How is it […]Read More

Can STDs affect my fertility?

STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, can cause long-term effects that may lead to infertility. Let’s learn the facts: About 75% of men and women who are sexually active will be diagnosed with an STD at some point in their lives. Millions of STD cases are diagnosed every year in the United States, more commonly in […]Read More

What is HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that over time can destroy your immune system and develop into Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV itself is not lethal, but the damage it causes to your immune system makes other infections far more deadly. Unfortunately, there is no cure at the moment, but […]Read More