viral stds

Viral STDs: What You Need to Know

In the list of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections (STI), viral STDs are often the most troublesome. While we are all familiar with viruses that are easily mediated such as the common cold, influenza or smallpox, sexually transmitted diseases caused by viral infection...

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The Sexual Health Resources Directory

The Sexual Health Resources Directory is an extensive guide created to those searching for access to general information, specific clinic locations, testing, or resources. There are many national organizations, regional facilities, hotlines, and blogs available to those looking for direction, support, or treatment. With...

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What Are the Different Types of COVID-19 Tests?

Many people search the internet for the topic of COVID-19 testing; specifically, what are the different types of COVID-19 tests? To obtain accurate information, always look for reputable sources in your internet searches. In this case, we get information from the American Society of...

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STD Statistics and Data: A Comprehensive Guide

From 2013 to 2018, the United States has seen exponential growth in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1 million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are transmitted every day around the world.  An estimated 38...

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How to Prevent HPV?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that human papillomavirus (HPV) is the United State’s most common sexually transmitted disease (STD). There is no cure for the virus, but there are several ways to prevent HPV infection.  What is HPV? Sexually active men and...

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Is Frequent Urination a Sign of STD?

Urinary frequency describes the need to urinate more often than normal, although there isn’t an increase in the amount of urine. In fact, often the amount of urine is decreased. Urgency is the sudden need to urinate. People with these symptoms may also have...

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How Soon Can You Test for STDs?

Contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) can be a scary thought, so it is expected that many people want to know ‘how soon can you test for STDs?’ While you should always get tested on at least a yearly basis if you are sexually...

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Are STD Blood Tests Accurate?

One of the testing methods used here at Priority STD is the blood test. Blood or urine tests are quite common for a variety of different sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and are more often preferred over the dreaded swab test. Swab tests can make...

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What STDs Cause Dry Itchy Skin?

Many people have dry or itchy skin, allergies, or eczema, but similar symptoms can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including herpes, syphilis, genital warts and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Depending on the location of skin irritation, the presence of other lesions and/or...

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