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How common is herpes in men? According to the American Sexual Health Association, one out of six people between the ages of 14 and 49 will contract the herpes simplex virus (HSV). While half contract the HSV-1, which is the version that causes fever blisters and cold sores, the other half contract the HSV-2 version […]
A herpes test involves a physical examination, in which a physician examines your blood or tissue samples to find possible HSV antibodies. “HSV” stands for “herpes simplex virus,” of which there are two types: HSV-1: causes cold sores or fever blisters. HSV-2: causes genital herpes. What a Herpes Test Will Tell You Many people who […]
Debunking 5 top-of-mind ED myths for guys Though erectile dysfunction (ED) may feel like a difficult subject to talk about, it is actually way more common than you think. According to an article in the medical journal, Nature Review Disease Primers, this condition affects roughly 30 million men in the United States alone. It is […]
Ways to Take Care of Yourself this Men’s Health Month It’s important to take care of your health, gentlemen, particularly as you get older. There’s no better a time to reflect on your health than Men’s Health Month. The sooner you start making positive health choices, the better. We talked with PlushCare’s Chief Medical Officer, […]
STD Symptoms in Men: What to Look For Sexually transmitted diseases comprise any bacterial, fungal, or viral infection spread through sexual contact, which involves vaginal and anal intercourse as well as oral sex and kissing. Many STDs can be treated using antibiotics, but others are incurable. A surprising number of sexually active men assume that, […]
Understanding Urinary Tract Infections in Men A surprising number of people assume that only women can get urinary tract infections. While the chance of women getting a UTI is high—about 1 in 2 women will get a urinary tract infection at some point in their lives, men can still contract urinary tract infections. Urinary tract […]