valentines day date ideas

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for New Couples

When you’re dating someone new, coming up with Valentine’s Day date ideas can be daunting. You don’t want to go too big or bold too soon, but you also don’t want to underplay the holiday for fear of potentially upsetting your new partner. Here...

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Can You Donate Blood if You Have Herpes?

Can you donate blood if you have herpes or another STD? With January being national blood donor month, this question is undoubtedly on the minds of many. Whether you have herpes or another STD, or you are STD free, you might be curious about...

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Does Urgent Care do STD Testing?

If you’re wondering, “does urgent care do STD testing?” the short answer is: yes. However, it may not be the best choice for getting annual or regular STD testing. While most urgent care centers do offer STD testing, there are certain situations in which...

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Can a Pap Smear Detect STDs?

There are many components to the recommended annual well-woman exam, including a pap smear, but can a pap smear detect STDs? Pap smears are essential in the early detection of cervical cancer, and while that often involves the detection of HPV, it’s unlikely that...

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Yeast Infection vs UTI: What’s the difference?

When comparing a yeast infection vs UTI, while some of the symptoms might seem similar, they’re actually very different infections. In this blog, we’ll break down what the differences are between the two infections and several other related infections that fall under the umbrella...

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QUIZ: How do I know if I have Gonorrhea?

If you’re asking yourself, “how do I know if I have gonorrhea,” unfortunately, the answer may not be easy to find. Gonorrhea is one of the most common STDs in the US, with the CDC estimating 820,000 cases of gonorrhea annually. Reported cases of...

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STDs in College: Common Infections and How to Prevent Them

If you’re in college, chances are you’re already worried about test scores. But there’s another set of test scores you should be worrying about: your STD testing results. STD incidences are on the rise, especially among young people. According to CDC, nearly half of...

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A young woman scratching her arm, similar to someone with scabies.

Is Scabies an STD?

Is scabies an STD? In short, no. This contagious skin condition is most commonly passed through non-sexual skin-to-skin contact. However, it can technically be considered a sexually transmitted disease or infection because it is commonly spread through sexual and other intimate contact. What is...

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A loving couple, wrapped in a blanket, susceptible to STDs from oral sex.

Can You Get an STD From Oral Sex?

While oral sex greatly reduces the risk of pregnancy for partners that can get pregnant, you still stand the risk of getting an STD from oral sex. There are a few different STDs you can contract through oral sex and a few different ways...

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Two friends discussing symptoms of STDs in males.

Know the Facts: Symptoms of STDs in Males

When looking at STD symptoms in males, or in females, for that matter, it’s important to acknowledge that the most common symptom for anyone living with an STD is to have no symptoms at all. While being asymptomatic is a common symptom in and...

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