How to Identify Herpes and What to Do About It

Most people have misconceptions about herpes, whether they’re about who has it or what it actually is. The truth is, anyone can get this condition. Herpes is a common condition of the skin caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which happens to be be part of a larger family of viruses. Other viruses belonging to this group include the Epstein-Barr virus (which causes mono) and …

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Getting “The Clap” — 10 Symptoms of Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a well-known sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can affect the genitals, throat, and rectum. In 2016, the World Health Organization reports that there were 30.6 million gonorrhea cases worldwide, making it the most common STD in the world, alongside chlamydia. What are the signs of gonorrhea? A person with gonorrhea may not know …

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Beat the Clap Out of Gonorrhea – 9 Treatments & Prevention Methods

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over an estimated number of 820,000 new cases of gonorrhea are reported yearly in the United States alone. Sexually active individuals are highly prone to this, with a reported increase of 19.3% among males, and about 17.8% for females. Will gonorrhea be hard to …

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11 Shocking Ways to Transmit HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus from the papillomavirus family. 3D illustration

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is globally the single-most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), formerly known as a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Despite the fact that HPV is most often spread through sexual contact, that is not the only way HPV is spread. Most strains of HPV are harmless and either cause asymptomatic cases that may resolve …

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