More and more people in the United States are getting sexually transmitted diseases according to the CDC. There are many factors behind this worrying trend including sustained cuts in public health funding in many states and more people forgoing protection.
Despite the increase in confidential STD testing services which have made it easier for more people to get STD tests, STD infection rates are on the rise. According to the CDC, there were more STD infections in 2016 than at
With early diagnosis and treatment, most STDs don’t affect your health very much. Even with incurable STDs like HIV you can still live a pretty normal lifestyle if you start on medication early. If you have a bacterial STD like
A burning pain when you pee, a funky smell down there, cloudy or bloody urine – is it an STD or a UTI? Though they tend to have some similar symptoms, these two are very different. STDs are a group
When it comes to STDs not knowing the full truth can be dangerous. In this article we bust the biggest myths and misconceptions on everything from anonymous herpes tests to HIV being a death sentence (it’s not) to the best
While home and online anonymous STD testing services have led to more people getting tested, STD rates keep going up. Local health departments in cities and counties across the United States are grappling with more cases at the same time
Many STDs don’t show any serious symptoms in their early stages. You might not discover the infection until later on when treatment is much more difficult and the STD has caused more serious health problems. And even for those STDs
Home STD tests offer privacy and convenience. But what about accuracy? Can you trust the results of an at home STD test or should you just go to a lab or clinic? Before answering that question, it is important to