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What are the Chances of Getting an STD with a Condom?

Figuring out the chances of getting an STD with a condom on isn’t as simple as citing a statistic. There are a lot of different factors that can affect your chances of contracting an STD even if you’re using a condom. Latex condoms have...

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Is STD Testing at Home Accurate?

Getting tested for STDs can be an embarrassing process, whether it’s broaching the conversation with your doctor or waiting to be seen at a free clinic. As such, it’s no wonder that the prospect of STD testing at home has risen in popularity. The...

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QUIZ: How Do I Know If I Have Herpes?

Herpes is a very common STD, and it’s possible to have contracted the virus and not exhibit any herpes symptoms. So how do you know if you have herpes? Before we answer that question, let’s first answer some common questions about herpes. What is...

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How Often Should I Get Tested for STDs?

How often you should get tested for STDs and STIs is different for everyone and depends on a lot of personal aspects relating to your sex life. In general, getting tested annually is the absolute minimum for sexually active adults, but there are a...

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Can I Get an STD More Than Once?

Can you get an STD more than once? More specifically, can you get the same STD more than once? There are a few factors that influence the answers to those questions. With some STDs, you can’t contract them more than once, because just once...

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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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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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