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Will STD rates increase during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics?

Michael Davies, MD Jan. 29, 2014

The Olympics are a highly respected international sporting event. Although there have been stories of elaborate and explicit parties taking place in the Olympic ...
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Will STD rates increase in Brazil during the World Cup?

Lisa Oldson, MD Jan. 29, 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is slowly approaching and Brazil is preparing to host this enormous event. Soccer - or football as it is known ...
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What to do if a previous partner finds out they have HIV

Michael Davies, MD Jan. 29, 2014

Dealing with a friends or family member’s HIV diagnosis is difficult, but hearing that a previous sexual partner is a whole different type of worry. ...
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What are the symptoms of herpes during the initial outbreak?

Lisa Oldson, MD Dec. 03, 2013

Many people who acquire genital herpes only experience mild symptom that may not be apparent. But just because there are not any symptoms does not ...
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STD rates in Idaho

Michael Davies, MD Dec. 03, 2013

In the third quarter of 2013, there were 11 HIV cases reported, 1,352 chlamydia cases, 67 gonorrhea cases and 6 syphilis cases according to the ...
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Where can I find same day testing?

Lisa Oldson, MD Dec. 03, 2013

Same day STD testing offers a quick turn around with test results. For those who are anxious to know the results of their STD test, ...
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Difference between anonymous STD testing and confidential testing

Michael Davies, MD Dec. 03, 2013

There are many testing options throughout the U.S., but some may be hard to tell apart. Anonymous and confidential testing may sound similar but they ...
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What causes a false positive?

Lisa Oldson, MD Dec. 03, 2013

A false positive can be caused by the presence of an antibody in the blood, or just an imperfect test. If a person tests positive ...
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A previous partner was diagnosed with chlamydia: now what?

Michael Davies, MD Dec. 03, 2013

When a previous sexual partner tells you that they have been diagnosed with an STD, the worry can start to take over your mind. There ...
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What to do if a previous partner finds out they have herpes

Lisa Oldson, MD Dec. 02, 2013

If a previous partner has been diagnosed with genital herpes, there is a very real chance that you have been exposed to the virus. It ...
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First 3 things you should do if you think you have an STD

Michael Davies, MD Nov. 27, 2013

Although many sexually transmitted diseases don’t show any signs or symptoms, some people who do see symptoms can tell that there is something wrong. These ...
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Top 5 things you should do after you've been diagnosed with an STD

Lisa Oldson, MD Nov. 27, 2013

Once you have had a comprehensive STD test, you will be able to determine if you have an STD or not. If you have ...
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AIDS rates in San Francisco

Michael Davies, MD Nov. 27, 2013

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, San Francisco was a leader in dealing with the virus. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation helped battle the ...
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Does spermicide help prevent STDs?

Lisa Oldson, MD Nov. 27, 2013

Although spermicide helps to prevent unwanted pregnancy, it does not act the same way in preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Spermicides come in ...
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What to do if a previous partner finds out they have herpes

Michael Davies, MD Nov. 27, 2013

Hearing that a previous partner has been diagnosed with genital herpes can be shocking news. Some people may deny the fact that they could have ...
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What to do if a previous partner finds out they have syphilis

Lisa Oldson, MD Nov. 27, 2013

Finding out that a previous sexual partner has been diagnosed with syphilis can be a nerve-racking experience for many. Having unprotected sex, or even protected ...
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What to do if the condom breaks

Michael Davies, MD Nov. 27, 2013

A condom that is worn incorrectly, past its expiration date, or used with certain types of lubricant, runs the risk or breaking or falling off. ...
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STD rates in Vermont

Lisa Oldson, MD Nov. 22, 2013

Vermont is one of the healthiest states when it comes to sexual health. The state has low STD rates and many available resources. Vermont had ...
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STD rates in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Michael Davies, MD Nov. 22, 2013

Fort Wayne saw an increase in STD rates in 2011. The Fort Wayne-Allen County area has more STD cases than anywhere else in the state. ...
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What to do if a previous partner finds out they have gonorrhea

Lisa Oldson, MD Nov. 22, 2013

Having a conversation with a previous sexual partner about his or her recent gonorrhea diagnosis can be unsettling. The possibility that you may have contracted ...
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A closer look at STD rate in Detroit

Michael Davies, MD Nov. 12, 2013

Detroit has seen its fair share of hardship. After the city filed for bankruptcy in July, it has been working hard to find a solution ...
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Looking at Mesa's STD rates

Lisa Oldson, MD Nov. 12, 2013

Maricopa County is located in southern Arizona. The county includes the city of Mesa as well as the major city of Phoenix. Mesa is a ...
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Keeping an eye on Baltimore's STD rate

Michael Davies, MD Nov. 12, 2013

The largest city in Maryland has about 621,000 residents that call Baltimore home. This East Coast town is an independent city, distinguishing itself from surrounding ...
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Over half of New Yorkers don't use condoms

Lisa Oldson, MD Nov. 11, 2013

Safe sex is an important part of a complete sexual health routine. Without following safe sex practices, an individual greatly increases their risk of contracting ...
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Palo Alto, Calif. STD rates

Michael Davies, MD Nov. 11, 2013

Santa Clara County, which is home to Palo Alto, is located in Northern California. In 2011, Santa Clara saw a rate of 36.9 gonorrhea cases ...
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