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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6 Ways To Make STD Testing Less Intimidating

Mustering up your courage for going to a clinic and getting tested for STDs can be challenging. However, every health-related matter should be handled swiftly. The second best time to get tested is now, because you can let out a sigh of relief if you are free from STDs but if you do have STDs, getting diagnosed early means you can be prescribed the correct medications and treatments in order to prevent the disease’s progression to later stages. In this article, we round up 6 ways to make STD testing less scary and intimidating.

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Why You Should Not Leave STDs Untreated and How To Avoid Them

While getting STDs is bad enough, leaving them untreated can present you with worst case scenarios manifesting in long term health conditions that meddle with your quality of life. Some STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are also known to be ‘silent killers’, people can have them without knowing it. In this article, we discuss the long term effects of common STDs when they are left untreated.

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5 Essentials to Know about HIV in Children

While there are tons of articles on HIV transmission through sexual activities, we could use more knowledge to be more well-versed in HIV-positive children. The main cause of HIV in children is mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) that is carried out through pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding. In this article, we dive deeper into how children can get HIV, the varying HIV symptoms among different age groups and the diagnosis and treatment for HIV-positive children.

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7 Intricate Myths About Sex and Sexual Health

Some people believe that sperm sleeps at night and others believe that females are the only gender who can get HPV. However, how much of this is actually true? When it comes to sex and sexual health, misconceptions spread as fast as COVID-19, but before you get even deeper down the rabbit hole of false information, we are here to provide the truths behind these 7 sex and sexual health myths.

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