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Herpes, also known as genital herpes, is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). A herpes outbreak doesn’t always show symptoms but some people may feel unwell. Herpes is easy to treat with antiviral medication but how long do herpes outbreaks last with medication? Genital herpes can persist for up to two weeks, although this… Continue reading How Long Do Herpes Outbreaks Last With Medication?
Jessica Guht May. 29, 2023
STDs are generally thought to affect only the genitals, but in some cases, they can also affect the mouth and throat, as is the case with chlamydia. This common STD can be transmitted to the throat in cases of oral sex, which is why it is important to always know the sexual health of your… Continue reading Chlamydia in Throat: Symptoms, Risks, Causes & Treatment
Jessica Guht Feb. 08, 2023
Chlamydia can often be difficult to spot due to its lack of symptoms, and unless there’s a tell-tale sign like the discharge you may experience – you may not know about it. In fact, most people often aren’t aware of it until they’ve been checked by a doctor. Due to its lack of symptoms, the… Continue reading Chlamydia Discharge Color: What Does It Look Like?
Jessica Guht Nov. 14, 2022
If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms such as burning or pain when urinating or pain during sex then you may be wondering if you have an STD such as Chlamydia. You might also be thinking back to your sexual activity and wondering if it’s even possible to have it if you used a condom. Take the… Continue reading Can You Get Chlamydia With a Condom?
Jessica Guht Oct. 10, 2022
Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It can be passed through various forms of sexual activity including oral activity although this is quite rare. Overall more than 3.7 billion people have some form of herpes. This guide explores the common myths associated with herpes. Table of Contents Myths and Facts… Continue reading 10 Popular Myths About Herpes
Jessica Guht Oct. 07, 2022
It can be concerning whenever something doesn’t feel right “down there.” Whether there is itching, burning, or an unusual discharge, you know something is going on, but you might not be sure what. Chlamydia and yeast infections are two conditions that can affect the genitals, and they have many similarities regarding symptoms. Treatment between the… Continue reading Chlamydia vs Yeast Infection: What’s the Difference?
Jessica Guht Oct. 06, 2022
Have you heard of trichomoniasis? While this disease is more common than most people realize, many people have no idea what it is or why it is relevant to their lives. Trichomoniasis an STD and similar to other diseases, it has numerous myths that cloud the true severity of the issue. This article explores the… Continue reading 7 Myths About Trichomoniasis
Jessica Guht Oct. 04, 2022
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are more common than most people think, with two of the most common STIs being chlamydia and gonorrhea. What makes these two infections so common is that, in many cases, they do not cause symptoms. However, even when symptoms are present, they can be similar, despite the infections themselves coming from… Continue reading Chlamydia vs Gonorrhea: What’s the Difference?
Jessica Guht Oct. 03, 2022
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
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
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