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    • JUNE 6, 2018
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    How Long Does an STD Test Take to Come Back?

    How Long Does an STD Test Take to Come Back?

    In terms of anxiety, few experiences match the nerves of having to wait for the results of an STD test. Even though getting tested is the responsible decision, it doesn’t make the wait for an STD test result any less stressful. Indeed, often worse than the waiting itself is the uncertainty of the whole process.

    • JUNE 4, 2018
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    STD Statistics by Age: Analyzing the “Big 3”

    STD Statistics by Age: Analyzing the “Big 3”

    Professionals in the medical field have long lamented the inability to accurately measure the prevalence of STDs within the population. One big stumbling block to arriving at accurate STD statistics is the fact that many people who have STDs don’t even know it. What’s more, you can’t tell if someone has an STD just by

    • JUNE 1, 2018
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    Why STD Testing Is Important [Radio Interview]

    Why STD Testing Is Important [Radio Interview]

      Recently, Wellex President and CEO Shannon Shores joined host Ellie Wharton on Radio 63119 in St. Louis to discuss STD testing and sexual wellness. Shannon and Ellie covered a lot of ground in regard to STDs, including: misconceptions about STDs, the wide range of people who are affected by STDs, and some of the

    • JUNE 1, 2018
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    How is Syphilis Transmitted?

    How is Syphilis Transmitted?

    Often, the fear of the unknown is a lot worse than the reality of a situation. Such is the case with syphilis. Syphilis is a common STD that can cause major damage to a number of internal systems –– if it’s left undiagnosed and untreated. So while it poses a major threat as a disease,

    • MAY 30, 2018
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    When Do Symptoms of STDs Start?

    When Do Symptoms of STDs Start?

    It’s safe to say that STDs are often misrepresented in TV shows, movies, and modern pop culture in general. Unfortunately, this leads to some major mass misconceptions regarding their nature in reality. Just why that is the case is up for conjecture –– and a discussion for another day. For now, we’ll be focusing on

    • 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

    • MAY 8, 2018
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    STD of The Mouth: 7 Oral Health Facts

    STD of The Mouth: 7 Oral Health Facts

    There’s an unfortunate misconception that STDs only occur below the belt. Even worse, some people still believe that oral sex is a safe way to avoid getting an STD. The truth is though, you can get an STD of the mouth a lot easier than you might suspect. Indeed, just because you abstain from vaginal

    • MAY 4, 2018
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    Does Insurance Cover STD Testing?

    Does Insurance Cover STD Testing?

    As more and more Americans become aware of the need to receive regular STD tests, it’s only natural that many would wonder about insurance providers potentially covering the costs associated with STD testing. It’s also understandable that people would like to see their health insurance foot the bill for this vital service. However, there are

    • MAY 3, 2018
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    Do I Have an STD or a Yeast Infection?

    Do I Have an STD or a Yeast Infection?

    Self-diagnosis is a dangerous game to play when dealing with problems below the belt. If you’re experiencing symptoms that are causing you pain or discomfort in the genital region, you need to resist the urge to address the problem on your own. Going online and trying to find a definitive prognosis without consulting a professional

    • MAY 2, 2018
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    Preventing STDS: 5 Handy Tips

    Preventing STDS: 5 Handy Tips

    Every sexually active person should have at least a basic understanding of STDs and the risks associated with them. Additionally, knowing how to prevent STDs –– and how to mitigate against spreading STDs –– is just as important. Given the prevalence of venereal diseases in America preventing STDs may seem like an uphill battle, but

    • APRIL 27, 2018
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    How Can Herpes Spread? And What that Means for Your Health

    How Can Herpes Spread? And What that Means for Your Health

    Herpes is one of the most misunderstood STDs, and as a result, there are a number of myths and misconceptions regarding the disease. Indeed, many people are unsure what to make of herpes. It’s a confusing and seemingly contradictory STD that comes in multiple strains and affects people differently. Perhaps then it’s not surprising that

    • APRIL 26, 2018
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    How to Ask Your Doctor for an STD Test: What You Need to Know

    How to Ask Your Doctor for an STD Test: What You Need to Know

    If you’ve seen your regular doctor at all recently, you’ve probably surmised that STD testing isn’t a part of a “normal” check-up procedure. Indeed, if you don’t express concern about potentially having an STD, it’s unlikely your doctor will broach the subject on their own. It’s also important to note that plenty of STDs are

    • APRIL 5, 2018
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    Do I Have an STD? Spring Break Edition

    Do I Have an STD? Spring Break Edition

    Spring break is one of the great collegiate traditions that every student should enjoy. However, after the dust settles many students return home to find a nasty shock waiting for them. Indeed, worse than any sunburn, hangover, or ill-conceived tattoo, picking up an STD can present major health problems –– especially if you don’t receive

    • APRIL 2, 2018
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    What STDs Should I Get Tested For?

    What STDs Should I Get Tested For?

    There are some instances in life where it pays to be picky: selecting an engagement ring. Buying a car. Applying for a job. However, when it comes to STD testing, the idea of picking and choosing is a dangerous one. The question shouldn’t be, “what STDs should I get tested for?” Rather, every sexually active

    • MARCH 30, 2018
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    What’s the Worst that can Happen if you Have an STD?

    What’s the Worst that can Happen if you Have an STD?

    Most people recognize that STDs are a serious problem. However, there are a number of folks out there who dismiss STDs as either something they don’t believe could ever happen to them, or who view them as a minor inconvenience. After all, what’s the worst that can happen if you have an STD? We’ll be

    • 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

    • MARCH 28, 2018
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    Most Common STDs for Men

    Most Common STDs for Men

    STDs aren’t ever pleasant to think think about. However, it’s important for all sexually active men to at least have a cursory understanding of some common STDs –– if for no other reason than to maintain their own health and the health of their partners. Today we’re going to focus on the most common STDs

    • MARCH 21, 2018
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    Milwaukee HIV & Syphilis Outbreak: Are You at Risk?

    Milwaukee HIV & Syphilis Outbreak: Are You at Risk?

    During the past few weeks Milwaukee has seen a spike in cases of syphilis and HIV –– some among high-school students. And just as worrying, three infants have been diagnosed with syphilis as well. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to view this “cluster,” as an isolated incident; indeed, there has also been a significant number of chlamydia

    • MARCH 6, 2018
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    4 Common STD Myths Debunked

    4 Common STD Myths Debunked

    STDs freak people out; there’s no other way to put it. STDs cause such fear and revulsion among the populous that they’ve developed a mythology of their own. Much like anything that unduly frightens people, stories are bound to crop up that exaggerate or dilute the truth. As such, drawing the line between fact and

    • MARCH 2, 2018
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    How Can HIV be Transmitted?

    How Can HIV be Transmitted?

    No STD has caused more panic or received more attention that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV.) For the past forty odd years, truth has mingled with rumor and plain falsehoods when it comes to this most frightening of STDs. Despite all the attention, confusion still persists around the nature of HIV, and who’s susceptible to

    • MARCH 1, 2018
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    Most Common STDs for Women

    Most Common STDs for Women

    No one wants to think about picking up an STD. The very thought is enough to make most people’s skin crawl, and it’s no wonder that many would rather not educate themselves than face up to the rather gruesome reality of STDs. However, if you’re a sexually active woman, you can’t afford to overlook this

    • FEBRUARY 28, 2018
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    STD vs STI: The Crucial Difference Explained

    STD vs STI: The Crucial Difference Explained

    Everyone knows what an STD is. Right? What with the amount of readily available information on STDs, free brochures, and cultural references to STDs, one could assume that it’s common knowledge for most people. Yet, the fine distinction between an STD and an STI is one the average person probably can’t make. Fortunately, we’re here

    • FEBRUARY 27, 2018
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    Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia

    Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia

    If you’ve ever known someone who contracted an STD, chances are it was chlamydia. That’s because chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the USA today. (So technically chlamydia isn’t an STD; it’s an STI.) Indeed, the CDC estimates that around three million people a year contract chlamydia. While that number is certainly

    • FEBRUARY 23, 2018
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    Free STD Testing: What You Need to Know

    Free STD Testing: What You Need to Know

    Everyone loves a good deal. Whether you aim to save a few bucks by switching cell-phone carriers, or by collecting coupons for your next trip to the store, the point is people are always looking for ways to save. Indeed, the desire to get something for nothing extends as far as the realm of STD

    • FEBRUARY 9, 2018
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    Where to get an STD Test: A Stress-Free Guide

    Where to get an STD Test: A Stress-Free Guide

    Uncertainty is never a good thing. And it’s especially unnerving in regard to STDs. Indeed, one of the worst feelings anyone can experience is doubting their well-being after a sexual encounter. As such, it’s probably not surprising that many people are hesitant to get themselves tested; after all, there’s so much misinformation regarding STDs and

    • 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

    • JANUARY 20, 2017
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    The Waiting is the Hardest Part

    The testing process sounds simple enough, right? Go to the lab. Give a sample. Receive results in one to three business days. What is so difficult about this one might ask? After all, waiting is a part of life. We wait for stop lights during a commute to work, an elevator in an office building,

    • DECEMBER 14, 2016
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    Questioning If I have a STD – What to do

    People usually fall into two classifications when it comes to administering to their own health and wellness: 1) They are either near or at Defcon Level 1 (which is the most severe) on the hypochondriac scale and are online daily with a digital self-diagnosis of terminal cancer and/or other fatal medical conditions, OR 2) They

    • 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

    • MARCH 27, 2014
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    Order a Same Day STD Test Today

    Same Day STD Testing  offers are same day service for getting tested for STDs(sexually transmitted diseases). Your testing is fast and confidential with the help offered. Order testing for all major STDs and HIV easily over the phone. We will ask you a few questions and help you decide which type of testing is right

    • JANUARY 23, 2012
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    Wyoming Reports Jump in Chlamydia Rates

    Wyoming Reports Jump in Chlamydia Rates

    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention says that the number of chlamydia infections in Wyoming since 2007 has increased sharply. Right now Wyoming has the 26th-highest rate of chlamydia infection in the United States.  In 2007 Wyoming ranked 44th overall.  With 588 reported cases, Laramie County ranks with the

    • JANUARY 13, 2012
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    Surge of STDs in Cincinnati hits Dayton Area

    Surge of STDs in Cincinnati hits Dayton Area

    There has been a dramatic rise in the number of syphilis cases in the Cincinnati area.  This increase is having a negative effect on STD rates in the Dayton area. Cincinnati Rise in Syphilis Hamilton County is reporting a major increase in new syphilis cases from 2006 to 2010.  In 2010 there were a staggering 420 cases

    • SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
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    What Makes One HIV Test Different From Another?

    What Makes One HIV Test Different From Another?

    A human immunodeficiency virus, or even HIV, is often a virus this assaults the actual immunity process, which is the body’s normal safety. Without getting a strong body’s defense mechanisms, our body possesses difficulty battling condition. HIV invades and also ruins certain types of whitened blood tissue. In case too many of these white blood

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