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National Condom Month

National Condom Month With February being national condom month, it’s a great time to talk about how the simple act of using condoms can support safe sex and protect against unwanted pregnancy and STDs.  When used properly, condoms have an impressive, effective rate of 98%, and they serve as an extremely affordable way to practice […]

Leah McCabe
Herpes / STD

What are the Herpes Stages?

What are the Herpes Stages? An outbreak of herpes, oral herpes or genital herpes, has a progression of blister development and healing. The herpes stages include: 1. The prodrome stage 2. Development of blisters 3. Development of ulcers 4. Healing of ulcers Let’s take a closer look at the herpes stages and what happens during […]

Ryan Quinn
Herpes / STD

How Long does a Herpes Outbreak Last?

How Long Does a Herpes Outbreak Last? Every case of herpes is different depending on the person. There are many factors that can alter the amount of time it takes a herpes outbreak to clear. Some of these include: What type of herpes—HSV-1 or HSV-2 you are suffering from How many herpes outbreaks you’ve had […]

Dr. Anna E. Pickering
STD

Gonorrhea vs. Chlamydia: What’s the Difference?

Gonorrhea vs Chlamydia: What’s the Difference? In a 2015 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that the United States sees 20 million new cases of STDs every year. STD rates have reached a record high. These STDs or STIs often can be transmitted through oral, anal, or vaginal sex and often do […]

Shannon Chapman
Gonorrhea / STD

Gonorrhea in Throat, Mouth, or Eyes

Gonorrhea in Throat, Mouth, or Eyes Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects both women and men. It is a bacterial infection caused by neisseria gonorrhoeae that is transmitted by having oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a person who already has gonorrhea. What is gonorrhea? The infection is spread through semen and […]

Dr. Heidi Lightfoot
STD / Women's Health

STD Symptoms in Women: Recognize the Signs

STD Symptoms in Women: Recognize the Signs Sexually transmitted diseases are infections, usually bacterial but sometimes caused by fungi or viruses, that are specifically passed from one person to another through any sort of sexual contact. While many people assume this only refers to vaginal or anal intercourse, sexual contact can include oral sex, kissing, and […]

Alexa Englehart
Herpes / STD

Herpes in Throat

Herpes in Throat Herpes in the throat, also known as herpes esophagitis is when herpes simplex virus invades the esophagus. Herpes esophagitis is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of herpes virus HSV-1 and HSV-2: HSV-1 is more commonly associated with herpes in the throat. This virus is […]

Mark Spera
Herpes / Home Remedies / STD

Home Remedies for Herpes

Home Remedies for Herpes: Reducing Outbreaks A number of at home remedies exist to prevent the likelihood of a herpes outbreak. Outbreaks can be caused by a number of environmental and physiological factors such as: Physical or emotional stress Fatigue Menstruation Illness Intercourse Weather (UV rays, cold, heat, or wind) To help reduce the transfer […]

Dr. Hillary Webster
STD / STD Testing

Free STD Testing: San Francisco

Options for Free STD Testing: San Francisco Did you know that there were nearly 2.3 million cases of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea diagnosed in the US in 2017? When you combine all STDs, about 20 million cases of STDs are transmitted each year in the United States alone. Additionally, diagnosis rates for STDs have risen […]

Leah McCabe
STD / STD Testing

Free STD Testing: New York City

Options for Free STD Testing: New York City According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 2.3 million cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). This is the fourth consecutive year with steep increases in diagnosis […]

Jennifer Nelson
Antibiotics / Chlamydia / Online Prescription / STD

Antibiotics for Chlamydia

Antibiotics for Chlamydia: Understanding Treatment Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects both women and men. It is caused by a bacterial infection that is transmitted by having oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a person who already has chlamydia. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the US, yet […]

Shannon Chapman
HIV Prevention / PrEP / STD

The Future of HIV Prevention

The Future of HIV Prevention The future of HIV prevention is here, and now it’s easier than ever to access online tools to determine HIV risk level and receive easy and affordable preventative care via PlushCare’s PrEP program. HIV is something that affects over one million people today, and 15% of those people are not […]

Leah McCabe
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