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Is Hepatitis A a Sexually Transmitted Disease?

While hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, all cause liver inflammation, they are different diseases caused by different viruses. The latter two may be sexually transmitted, but hepatitis A is typically not considered an STD. For this reason, people often wonder if hepatitis...

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HIV and AIDS: What’s the Difference?

There is a bit of confusion surrounding the association between these two terms–so what is the difference between HIV and AIDS? While many may use them interchangeably, HIV is a virus that, over time and by damaging the immune system, causes AIDS. HIV (human...

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Can You Get Coronavirus from Having Sex?

There are a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to you or your partner, but can you get the coronavirus from having sex? COVID-19 — the abbreviation for “coronavirus disease 2019” — is a novel (or new) strain of coronavirus that was first...

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Relax, the “Blue Waffle STD” Isn’t Real

If you’ve spent any time on social media over the past decade or so, you may have inadvertently come across the term “Blue Waffle STD” at some point. Now, if you’re lucky, you kept on scrolling and never looked back. But if for some...

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Is It Illegal To Hide An STD From Your Partner?

Living with an STD can force you to make some difficult decisions from time to time. Though millions of people are affected, an STD diagnosis is understandably not a popular topic of discussion between casual acquaintances. And while we’re not saying you need to...

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Why is Gonorrhea Called “The Clap”?

Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world. And as much as science has taught us about the origins, symptoms, and treatment options surrounding gonorrhea, one looming question remains: Why is gonorrhea called “The Clap”? Okay, we admit that’s...

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Three STDs That Are Preventable Through Vaccination

If not treated properly, sexually transmitted diseases can be dangerous, and in some cases even deadly. And for this reason, it’s always a good idea to take proper precautions and practice safe sex with any current or future sexual partners. Thankfully, many STDs are...

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Can You Get Herpes From Sharing A Drink?

There are many myths surrounding herpes and other STDs and how they’re spread. One of the more common beliefs is that you can get herpes from sharing a drink with another person. We’ll get into why this is a myth this in a minute,...

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Do Condoms Prevent STDs?

Condoms are often one of the first types of birth control we learn about in our youth. Some of us were taught about them during school sex ed classes when an awkward gym teacher instructed us on the best way to apply a condom...

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