Treating Gonorrhea: The Latest Options

Gonorrhea is an infection caused by bacteria that can be transmitted through sexual intercourse and skin-to-skin contact. If left untreated, the disease can spread to the blood and joints, causing permanent damage. Fortunately, there are several options that are effective at treating gonorrhea—and there’s also one treatment option with zero side effects. Let’s learn more …

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5 Symptoms of Gonorrhea (the Clap) You Might be Ignoring

Gonorrhea is an infection caused by bacteria, transmitted through sexual contact and occasionally through sharing needles. This infection, commonly known as the clap, can be treated with antibiotics if it’s caught early enough. But if left untreated, gonorrhea can spread throughout your body, causing painful complications and infertility in men and women alike. Gonorrhea can …

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Chlamydia in Men and Women: Differences in Symptoms

Diagnosis Chlamydia. Stethoscope, lab test tube with blood, container with urine and result of blood laboratory analysis are near doctor's opinion diagnosis of STDs disease Chlamydia

Chlamydia is an infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, and it can have damaging effects on both men and women. However, men and women tend to experience different symptoms, with some being more specific to one gender than the other. This article will explore the differences in symptoms between male and female chlamydia infections …

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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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10 HPV Symptoms You Need to Know

An estimated 79 million Americans are living with human papillomavirus (HPV). Every year, about another 14 million contract the infection. Even more startling is the fact that, at some point, approximately 80 percent of people who are sexually active will develop HPV. However, the majority of them never even know that they have this virus. …

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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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