Can You Get an STD From a Swimming Pool?

The sun is shining and the smell of barbecue fills the air–a perfect day for swimming–and the last thing you want to worry about is whether you can get an STD from a swimming pool. There is a multitude of STD myths that circulate...

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Are STDs Contagious?

While each sexually transmitted disease (STD) can pose varying degrees of transmission risk and methods in which they can be spread, all STDs are contagious. STDs can be spread at any time after initial infection, certain STIs have periods of viral shedding when the...

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STD Sores: What Do They Look Like?

While most STDs show no visible STD symptoms and are difficult to diagnose without a proper STD test, there are several that can cause STD sores around the genital region. Noticing an unsightly sore or bump can understandably have you fearing the worst, but...

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Can STDs Go Away on Their Own?

Most STDs can be treated with the right prescription medication if caught early enough. But can STDs go away on their own without treatment? It depends.

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How to Tell if You Have a UTI or an STD

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you have a UTI (urinary tract infection) or an STD (sexually transmitted disease). UTIs can present with symptoms that are similar to those of sexually transmitted infections, such as a burning sensation, and vice versa. In...

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Does Urgent Care do STD Testing?

You may be wondering, does urgent care do STD testing? The short answer is: yes. However, the urgent care may not be the best choice for getting annual or regular testing. Since the list of all STDs is a topic that people would, understandably,...

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STD Testing Accuracy: How Accurate Are STD Tests?

It’s normal to be concerned about STD testing accuracy if you’re getting tested. Getting tested can be an inconvenience for some, or you might just feel uncomfortable about the process in general. While it’s our mission to make the process as comfortable and convenient...

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STD Testing Comparison: The Best STD Testing Companies 2021

If you’re in the process of trying to get tested and looking for an STD testing comparison of different providers, we’ve assembled this helpful guide just for you. We’ve outlined a few major STD testing companies and summarized their test offerings, their process and...

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What Does STD Discharge Look Like?

Unusual STD discharge is certainly one of the more common STD symptoms people think of when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases. And largely because of that very reason, it’s easy to panic or fear the worst at the first sign of any kind...

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HIV vs AIDS: What’s the difference between HIV and AIDS?

The topic of HIV vs AIDS can be confusing. Especially to those looking to educate themselves on safer sex practices. There are a significant number of people who believe that a diagnosis of HIV is synonymous with AIDS. Not to mention, there are various...

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