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 that that only refers to vaginal or anal intercourse, sexual contact can include oral sex, kissing, […]

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
STD / STD Testing

Free STD Testing: San Jose

Options for Free STD Testing: San Jose STD diagnosis rates have been skyrocketing for the last 4 years. In 2017, there were almost 2.3 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis diagnosed in the United States. Each year in the United States, around 20 million cases of STDs are transmitted. “But I don’t have […]

Jennifer Nelson
Herpes / STD

Herpes Rash

What is a Herpes Rash? A herpes rash is another term for cold sores, or genital sores; it is not the same as a pimple, ingrown hair, dermatitis, or other conditions that cause a rash. With a herpes rash, the herpes simplex virus (HSV) rises to the surface of the skin to reproduce through a […]

Ryan Quinn
Herpes / STD

Herpes Bumps

Herpes Bumps The primary symptom of herpes is fluid-filled blisters on the skin. These blisters rupture and create open sores that can take weeks to heal. A variety of other conditions such as: razor burn, yeast infection, scabies, genital warts, chlamydia, syphilis, impetigo, pimples or ingrown hairs can be mistaken for herpes bumps. So, how […]

Ryan Quinn
Herpes / STD

How Long Will My Herpes Outbreak Last?

How Long Does a Herpes Outbreak Last? A herpes outbreak means painful blisters and sores. During outbreaks it is unsafe to have skin to skin contact. So whether you want to return to physical affection, or you’re simply sick of walking around with a painful and visible outbreak, you’re probably wondering: how long will this […]

Ryan Quinn
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