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Can You Catch Herpes From A Toilet Seat?

For some reason, the notion that you can contract genital herpes from a toilet seat has been floating around for quite some time. Misguided sex ed teachers, high school locker room talk, and the invention of social media have certainly not helped to clear...

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The Significant Differences Between AIDS and HIV

The role of your immune system is to protect your body against viruses and bacteria by targeting invaders and protecting healthy cells. Once a threat is detected, your white blood cells mobilize to protect you. White blood cells destroy viruses and bacteria which threaten...

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How To Take An STD Test (Without Anyone Knowing)

Whether you are an adult seeking sexual health or a young adult searching how to get STD tested without your parents knowing, everyone should feel free to get tested without judgment. Even though getting tested shows maturity and accountability, some still find the process...

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What Is Jock Itch?

Tinea cruris (known more commonly as “jock itch”) is an infection caused by fungi that live on human skin, hair, and nails. In warm, damp conditions (like the groin area after an intense workout) the fungi are able to multiply, leaving an itchy, red...

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What are the First Signs of an STD?

After unprotected sex, STD worries may quickly rise to the top of your mind. Are you having unusual symptoms? Do you worry that you might have an STD? With most STDs, early treatment is critical. Whether you have a treatable problem or a chronic...

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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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