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STDs That Cause Infertility

When left untreated, there are a number of STDs that can cause additional and often more severe health complications, and this includes STDs that cause infertility. There are a few STDs in particular that can be responsible for infertility in both men and women....

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10 Common Myths About STDs

With the hesitancy to talk openly about STDs and safer sex practices also comes pervasive misinformation and myths about STDs. In this blog, we’ll tackle 10 common myths about STDs and why they’re not true. 1. If someone has an STD, you’ll be able...

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What’s the Difference Between an STI and an STD?

What’s the difference between an STI and an STD? The two terms are often used interchangeably, and while that usage is not always considered to be incorrect, there are some notable differences between the two terms and what they stand for. STD is by...

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Can Mosquitoes Transmit HIV?

It’s well known that mosquitoes are carriers for infections viruses, but can mosquitoes transmit HIV? In this blog, we’ll break down this common misconception about mosquitos and HIV symptoms and answer that question. Mosquitoes are notorious for spreading more than a few dangerous infections,...

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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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