An increasing number of people are opting for direct-to-consumer health services over more traditional, and usually more expensive, alternatives. You no longer have to go to the doctor’s office for things like STD testing and DNA testing. You can
In March this year, the BBC reported that a male patient in the UK had been cured of HIV after undergoing a stem cell transplant. This was the second case of a person with HIV going into remission after such
A standard gonorrhea lab test requires a urine sample or a swab from the genitals if you have any discharges. But in some cases, your doctor may ask for a swab from other parts of the body such as the
If you don’t take the right precautions, oral sex is not safer than vaginal or anal sex. Most of the common STDs that are passed on through sexual intercourse can also be transmitted through oral sex. You can get a
Left untreated for long, common easily treatable STDs can have serious health effects including permanent damage to the reproductive system, brain damage, and death. That’s why it is important to get tested regularly. Do not wait for telltale STD symptoms
Local governments and health officials in the United States are grappling with a rise in new cases of sexually transmitted infections. According to the CDC, cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the three most common STIs, have been increasing almost
In a major 2017 report on STDs in the United States, the CDC reported that chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis had all seen a drastic increase in cases from 2013. The specific increases are 22%, 67%, and 76% respectively. STD infections
Daily Monitoring of Health Conditions: The Dilemma Has the cost of medical tests affected your ability to manage your condition? If you have a health condition that requires daily monitoring, at-home testing seems convenient and can be less expensive than
These days, you don’t have to go to your doctor or an STD testing clinic to get an STD test. There are far more confidential ways to know your sexual health status. I’m talking about at home STD testing kits.
A home HIV test is the best way to check your health status from the privacy of your home. It’s not as accurate as a lab test but it’s great for those who are afraid of going to a clinic.