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Why is Syphilis so Dangerous?

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread through direct contact with a resulting sore. These sores can be found around the genitals, anus and mouth. Similar to other STD’s such as Chlamydia, a person that has syphilis can not show any symptoms or the symptoms can go unrecognized. You can transmit this disease during […]

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Are You at Risk of HIV Infection?

If you are sexually active, especially in a non-monogamous relationship, if you have had intimate contact with an HIV positive person, or if you have been exposed to any infected bodily fluids such as blood, you may be at risk of having HIV. Immediate testing for the virus is definitely called for if you are […]

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Confidential STD Testing is Available for Anyone Who Needs It

Probably the scariest part about getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases is working up the nerve to make the call. Many people are fearful of contacting a center for this service because they don’t want anyone to know they may have an STD. The days of worrying about not having privacy when getting tested are […]

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STD Information is Not Hard to Find

With millions of Web pages available for viewing, there has never been an easier time to find out about sexually transmitted diseases than now. There are an overwhelming amount of topics, resources, and facts available from the privacy of your home! You can even find sites for health screenings, STD testing, and educational articles about […]

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The Importance of HIV Testing

HIV Syndrome is the name given to the earliest stages of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Symptoms of this STD can be very similar to other diseases such as mononucleosis which include fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, decreased appetite, sore throat, joint and muscle aches, diarrhea and rash. A doctor can tell if you have an […]

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What You Need to Know About HIV and AIDS Testing

Many people are uninformed when it comes to AIDS. The information in this article will serve to provide you with information about what this virus is, preventing HIV, and how to get tested. Many medical services in all states provide the community with HIV AIDS testing services. At a medical site, they can generally provide […]

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Herpes symptoms and detection

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 45 million people in the United States ages 12 and older, are infected with Herpes. That’s 1 out of 5 of the total adolescent and adult population that has been exposed to Herpes. While some sexually transmitted diseases do not have signs and symptoms to alert the […]

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Herpes, Early Detection is Key

In recent decades, a score of people have had to live with a false diagnosis after poor herpes testing. With all that goes along with a herpes simplex diagnosis – a reported case to the Center for Disease Control; notifying any past and potential sexual partners; medications – a false test result is more than […]

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Symptoms and Treatments for Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a viral infection that usually affects the genitals and anal areas of the body. It is a sexually transmitted disease that over 45 million people in the US are infected with. There are two types of the herpes virus, Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 and HSV type 2. Most cases of genital […]

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