6 STDs Which Can Be Passed Through Vertical Transmission

Not much has been said about STDs that are spread through vertical transmission. The sad truth is, this happens and can lead to severe and lifelong health problems for infants. Pregnant women who are infected with certain STDs can pass them to the babies during pregnancy, birth and delivery. In this article, we take a closer look at 6 sexual diseases which can be transmitted through vertical transmission and the impacts they cause to infants.

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Get More Familiar With STDs Spread By Skin Contact

There is nothing sneakier than STDs, which is why learning more about them is essential. Although we know all too well that STDs are spread through intimate sexual contact, some are not aware that they can also spread through mere skin-to-skin contact. STD transmission through skin contact can occur when an infected person’s mucous membranes, bodily fluids and open lesions come into direct contact with an uninfected person’s membranes and open lesions. In this article, we dive deep into 4 sexual diseases that can be transmitted through skin contact.

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How STD Testings Are Done and What To Do If You Test Positive

The first and foremost reason why people put off STD testing is because of how daunting it can be. However, with advancement in health and technology, most STD tests are now hassle-free and results can come back in minutes. Although STD testing is normally not part of regular checkups, every sexually active person should get screened. We are taking you deeper and closer to how STD testing is carried out and how you should react if your tests turn out to be positive.

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How Hazardous Is Herpes?

Most of the time, when people are reminded of herpes, they would associate it with severe and complicated health problems. In this article, we discuss what causes herpes, the types of it, how the disease is spread and ultimately, whether or not this disease is dangerous and life-threatening. We also touch on the stages of herpes infections and what to expect if you catch it.

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Get More Up Close and Personal With Bacterial, Viral and Parasitic STDs

Some STDs are particular in a way that they are more likely to infect women than men due to women’s anatomy that makes them more vulnerable to contracting them. For instance, women are more susceptible to trichomoniasis compared to men. However, aside from genders, age groups and sexual preferences also determine which STDs you are more prone to. In this article, we take a dive into 5 STDs and their prevalence in certain genders and groups.

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Get More Familiar with Low-Risk and High-Risk HPV Strains

Sexually transmitted diseases do not always revolve around chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. While much has been said about these three, we can always use more information on the silent killer, human papillomavirus (HPV). The bad guy behind 70% of cervical cancer, this disease is caused by a group of viruses. Among 100 varieties of HPV, around 40 are transmitted through sexual contact. In this article, we discuss the effects of low and high-risk HPV strains, their particular types, and what you can do to prevent HPV.

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The Prevalence of STDs Based on Genders and Age Groups

Some STDs are particular in a way that they are more likely to infect women than men due to women’s anatomy that makes them more vulnerable to contracting them. For instance, women are more susceptible to trichomoniasis compared to men. However, aside from genders, age groups and sexual preferences also determine which STDs you are more prone to. In this article, we take a dive into 5 STDs and their prevalence in certain genders and groups.

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3 STDs That Can Be Prevented By Vaccines

We know very well that abstaining from any sexual activities is the surest way to completely avoid the risks of being exposed to STDs, but several STDs are also preventable with the help of vaccines. Among all STDs, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis A and hepatitis B are three diseases that can be averted by getting vaccinated. This article discusses the details on the disease, who should take the vaccines and the types of vaccines.

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4 STD Tests and Who Should Take Them

As scary as STDs are, the only thing that is more frightening is having it for years without knowing it. Not only can untreated STDs evolve to serious health conditions, they can also spread to healthy people. Therefore, the only way we can be certain that we are free from STDs is to get tested. However, before mustering up your courage and paying the nearest clinic a visit, we want you to get familiar with the types of STD tests and who should take them in this article.

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HPV in Men and Women: Know the Differences

HPV may not be the first thing that pops into mind when the word “STD” is mentioned. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US. Although HPV is often associated with women, HPV cases are more prevalent in men. In this article, we detail the differences between HPV in men and women based on 4 aspects: symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors and treatment.

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