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    • SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
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    What Does a Pap Smear Test For?

    What Does a Pap Smear Test For?

    It’s always dangerous to make assumptions –– particularly in regard to your well-being. The bad news is, many women do wrongly assume that pap smears and pelvic exams act as STD tests. Indeed, though pap smears are important, they’re not comprehensive in terms of detecting STDs. So just because you’ve recently had a pap smear

    • SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
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    Babies Born with STDs Statistics & FAQs

    Babies Born with STDs Statistics & FAQs

    When it comes to the health of your child, you can’t be too careful. The good news is, relatively few babies are born with STDs thanks to modern testing, screening, and treatment methods. However, some children are born with STDs, and STDs do affect a number of pregnancies every year. And it’s important for all

    • AUGUST 6, 2018
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    What are the Long-Term Effects of STDs?

    What are the Long-Term Effects of STDs?

    In a perfect world, STDs wouldn’t exist. And while there are scientists and medical professionals dedicated to eradicating STDs completely, the truth is STDs won’t be going away anytime soon. In fact, just the opposite is true; STD rates have risen in recent years. As an individual you can only do so much to prevent

    • AUGUST 2, 2018
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    Signs and Symptoms of Trichomoniasis

    Signs and Symptoms of Trichomoniasis

    Trichomoniasis is a sonically menacing STD. Most people don’t know how to pronounce this disease –– let alone if they need to look out for it. Indeed, trichomoniasis (or “trich” from here on) is a relatively unknown STD. This is surprising considering the fact that according to the CDC, it’s the most common curable STD.

    • AUGUST 1, 2018
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    What STDs are Incurable? (And What to Do if You Have One!)

    What STDs are Incurable? (And What to Do if You Have One!)

    Getting a positive STD test result is never a good thing. We won’t sugarcoat it, it can be difficult to deal with an STD –– no matter how severe or mild the health risk associated with it may be. However, it’s especially frightening to get the news that you’ve picked up an STD that’s incurable.

    • JULY 31, 2018
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    Bacterial vs Viral STDs: The Difference Explained

    Bacterial vs Viral STDs: The Difference Explained

    STDs are a confusing subject to take on. One of the big reasons why is due to the fact that no two STDs are the same. While certain STDs may exhibit similar symptoms, their makeup is unique. However, there is a significant difference between bacterial vs viral STDs. These two camps comprise the majority of

    • JULY 30, 2018
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    Can STDs Go Away on Their Own?

    Can STDs Go Away on Their Own?

    People find STDs more revolting than just about any other type of ailment. As a society, we don’t like talking about STDs, thinking about STDs, and deep down, we all just wish they’d go away forever. But can they? Can STDs go away on their own if enough time passes? It’s a question a lot

    • JULY 26, 2018
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    4 Ways Stigmas Undermine the Prevention of STDs

    4 Ways Stigmas Undermine the Prevention of STDs

    It’s easy to underestimate the power of language. After all, most people don’t spend their free time analyzing speech patterns or studying subtle changes in terminology. However, the way we talk about a subject has a major impact on how we perceive it. It’s why we use euphemisms to soften the blow, or hyperbole to

    • JULY 11, 2018
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    Can You Get an STD from Kissing?

    Can You Get an STD from Kissing?

    We humans kiss each other all the time. From greetings and farewells, to expressions of romantic intent and even love, a kiss can mean a great number of things. In fact, the average person will spend around two weeks of their life kissing. Unsurprisingly, most of us think of kissing as an innocent act, and

    • JULY 5, 2018
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    STD Statistics by State: Analyzing National Trends

    STD Statistics by State: Analyzing National Trends

    It’s unfortunate, but STD statistics from recent times underline some troubling national trends. Over the past few years, the US has seen dramatic rises in cases of common STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. In addition, around 40,000 people contract HIV every year. Just as troubling though, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that only

    • MAY 29, 2018
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    Can Mosquitoes Transmit STDs?

    Can Mosquitoes Transmit STDs?

    Now that we’ve moved past Memorial Day in the calendar, it’s safe to say we’ve transitioned once again from spring to summer. And with the advent of summer upon us, everyone can look forward to all of the barbecues, backyard parties, and trips to the local swimming hole that are sure to follow. However, for

    • MAY 23, 2018
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    How to Tell Someone They Gave You an STD

    How to Tell Someone They Gave You an STD

    There are few feelings worse than coming back with an unexpected positive result from an STD test. Indeed, it’s natural to feel upset, confused, angry, or even frightened in the aftermath of a positive test. (Still, it’s better to uncover a positive test result early, than to allow a potentially dangerous STD to fester.) What’s

    • MARCH 29, 2018
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    How to Talk About STD Testing

    How to Talk About STD Testing

    Broaching the subject of STD testing with your partner, significant other, or spouse is a difficult conversation to have. But it shouldn’t have to be. Indeed, the benefits of seeking out regular STD tests are numerous, and the risks you run if you eschew this important service are potentially fatal. The truth is though, there

    • JANUARY 31, 2018
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    What to do if You Think You Have an STD

    What to do if You Think You Have an STD

    It’s one of the last things you want to think about; we get it. However, because most people don’t like to consider the possibility of getting an STD, they tend not to have a plan if they actually contract one. And that remains true even though millions of people in the US get an STD

    • MAY 12, 2017
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    Quick vs. Quality STD Testing: What you need to know

    When it comes to STD testing, all results are not created equal. There are highly accurate results available from some groups, and some facilities/retailers that provide testing products which have been proven to not be quite as accurate. Maybe faster, but less accurate. And this is your health we’re talking about here. Not getting a

    • MARCH 30, 2017
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    Better Safe Than Sorry

    “I’m not having any symptoms, so I don’t think I need to get tested.” This is a famous phrase and a common preconceived notion. Why wait for that surprise Herpes outbreak? I hear many patients say that they have been taking over-the-counter medicine because they think the discomfort during urination is just a UTI, or

    • NOVEMBER 2, 2016
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    Dangers of Self-Diagnosis

    The scariest words that I can hear from a patient are “I have been looking on the Internet and think I have symptoms of….”  Let me tell you that is the recipe for disaster.  If you look up a hangnail on a medical site, you will have convinced yourself that you will be dying within

    • OCTOBER 12, 2016
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    My First Time

      My first experience with STD testing wasn’t the most pleasant. In fact, it went so “well” that I didn’t even go through with it. I went to my primary care physician for my yearly physical before moving out of state. It was just a normal overall checkup, and he asked if anything was bothering

    • JULY 20, 2015
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    Omaha combats rising STD rates with graphic billboards.

    Omaha combats rising STD rates with graphic billboards.

    Omaha launches what can easily be called the country’s most disgusting ad campaign – targeting a rising STD rates… A graphic sexual health campaign aims to combat rising STD rates in Omaha, Neb., by grossing out young people with giant flesh-and-pus letters that deliver off-putting puns. Billboards and bus posters around the city, as well

    • JANUARY 27, 2014
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    Vintage STD Pictures

    Here are some great examples of vintage STD pictures. These are very interesting and a great look at views of STDs many years ago. You can view more galleries at Non Profit STD Testing of STD pictures by browsing through the website.  

    • MARCH 16, 2012
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    STD/HIV Awareness Events Information

    STD and HIV awareness events are important to stopping the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Many awareness days and months span the entire year. This is a list of the main STD and HIV awareness days and when they occur. STD Awareness Month April National HIV Testing Day June 27th National Women adn Girls HIV/AIDS

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