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Can I Get STD Tested While On My Period?

“Can I get STD tested while on my period?” is a common question we’re asked, so if you’re wondering the same thing, you’re not alone. There are a few reasons why you might think being on your period could affect your STD test results,...

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How to Tell if You Have a UTI or an STD

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you have a UTI or an STD. Sometimes, UTIs can present with symptoms that are similar to some symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, and vice versa. In this blog, we’ll discuss the differences between the two...

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STDs and Pregnancy

The relationship between STDs and pregnancy is a fraught one. If you’re pregnant and are infected with an STD or STI, there’s a possibility that your infection is affecting not only you, but your unborn baby also, and that can be scary because many...

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Genital Warts vs Herpes: What’s the Difference?

The question of genital warts vs herpes is a common one, but there are several distinct differences between the two. Many people confuse genital warts with sores or blisters caused by a herpes infection, because the two afflictions can present very similarly. While both the...

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Woman, looking into the distance, wondering about STDs from Trying on Bathing Suits.

Can You Get an STD From Trying on Bathing Suits?

Can you get an STD from trying on bathing suits? It’s a common question, and for good reason. It’s tempting to try on an article of clothing that’s new, in the store, with the tags on, and not remind yourself just how many other...

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Young happy couple who are open and honest about STDs and relationships.

STDs and Relationships: What You Need to Know

There’s a lot of stigma that surrounds STDs. Jokes about STDs are often used to belittle someone who is sexually active or has had multiple partners, when the reality of the situation is that STDs and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are very common amongst...

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Is Free STD Testing Right for You?

Free STD testing may sound good in theory, but there are a few pitfalls in practice that you as a patient need to be aware of. There are most likely options for free STD testing nearby and available to you, either from your local...

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What Is Trichomonal Vaginitis?

Anyone who is sexually active needs to be concerned about sexually transmitted infections, including trichomonal vaginitis. There is a range of different STDs and STIs, including this infection, that can cause a variety of problems. Some diseases can be treated with a quick course...

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Should I Ask For an STD Test Before Sex?

Many people have different views and opinions on whether you should ask for an STD test before sex. However, there’s only one real answer to the question “should I ask for an STD test before sex?” Almost 100% of the time, the answer is...

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How Hard Is It To Contract HIV?

If you’re wondering how hard is it to contract HIV, chances are it’s because of the many misconceptions surrounding HIV. There are lots of myths people fall for, which can be difficult to dispel. Many people don’t learn about HIV and AIDS in school....

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