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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, including infertility. There are a few STDs in particular that can be responsible for infertility in both women and men. In this blog, we’ll run...

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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 incorrect, there are some notable differences between the two terms and what they stand for. STD is by far the...

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Can Mosquitoes Transmit HIV?

It’s well known that mosquitoes are carriers for infectious 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?

If you are worried that 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? That question is a little easier to...

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Bacterial STDs: What You Need to Know

We all know that microorganisms cause most infections. Bacteria are single-cell microorganisms that live on and inside people, animals and plants. An overabundance of a harmful bacteria causes infection. Bacteria are the cause of several sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Here’s a breakdown of...

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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?

Can sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) go away on their own? People may hope that STDs will clear up on their own because they want to avoid getting tested and everything that goes with it: the embarrassment of going to a clinic or your doctor,...

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Does Insurance Cover STD Testing?

Does insurance cover sexually transmitted disease (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 get tested somewhere...

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