How Can I Get A Private STD Test?

Those looking to get an STD test can do so through private STD testing services, health clinics, and even their normal doctor’s office. With so many choices at your disposal, it can be tough to figure out which option is the best for you....

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How Long Can You Live With HIV?

Whether you think you, a partner or a loved one might have HIV or are dealing with a recent diagnosis, there’s one question that’s probably on your mind: how long can you live with HIV? The good news is, that question is a little...

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Bacterial STDs: What You Need to Know

Just like there are different microorganisms that cause most infections and diseases, they’re also the cause of different kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and infections, including bacterial STDs. Here’s a breakdown of what bacterial STDs are and which STDs are bacterial. What is a...

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What is semen made of?

What is semen made of? The answer might surprise you. The first and most common misconception to address is that semen and sperm are not the same thing. While the two terms are sometimes discussed interchangeably, semen and sperm are different. Sperm are reproductive...

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Can STDs Go Away on Their Own?

When faced with the possibility of an STD, many people wonder, can STDs go away on their own? Typically, people are hopeful that STDs will clear up on their own because they want to avoid getting tested and everything that goes with it: the...

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Does Insurance Cover STD Testing?

A common question we hear is, does insurance cover STD testing? Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy question to answer. How much it costs to get tested for STDs will always depend on where you get tested and what tests you have done. If you...

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Can You Donate Blood if You Have Herpes?

Can you donate blood if you have herpes or another STD? With January being national blood donor month, this question is undoubtedly on the minds of many. Whether you have herpes or another STD, or you are STD free, you might be curious about...

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Does Urgent Care do STD Testing?

If you’re wondering, “does urgent care do STD testing?” the short answer is: yes. However, it may not be the best choice for getting annual or regular STD testing. While most urgent care centers do offer STD testing, there are certain situations in which...

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Can a Pap Smear Detect STDs?

There are many components to the recommended annual well-woman exam, including a pap smear, but can a pap smear detect STDs? Pap smears are essential in the early detection of cervical cancer, and while that often involves the detection of HPV, it’s unlikely that...

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