Do All STDs Last a Lifetime

Do All STDs Last a Lifetime?

Finding out that you have contracted an STD can be shocking. Many people think that having an STD means that your life is changed forever. While it is true that some STDs will be with you the rest of your life, others are easily curable. There are three causes for an STD: viruses, bacteria and… Read More

What Are the Most Common STDs?

What Are the Most Common STDs?

STD case rates have been rising across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been tracking this increase in STDs for some time. Some STDs are far more common than others which begs the question: what are some of the most common STDs? Let’s take a look: Human Papillomavirus, or HPV… Read More

Why Can't Men Be Tested For HPV?

Why Can’t Men Be Tested for HPV?

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is one of the most common STDs in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most sexually active people in the U.S. will contract HPV at some point in their lives. There are many strains of HPV that can be passed through sexual contact. Some of… Read More

The HPV vaccine is a cancer prevention vaccine.

Three Reasons to Get Vaccinated for HPV (human papillomavirus)

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can infect males and females. HPV vaccines have been developed to fight against the many gynecological cancers that HPV causes including cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. HPV is responsible for 70% of all cervical cancers. HPV is also responsible for other types of cancers, like penile, throat,… Read More

November is National Healthy Skin Month

The American Academy of Dermatology, or AAD, first designated November as healthy skin month in order to build awareness about the importance of keeping skin fresh, hydrated and healthy all year round. While there are many health issues that can cause skin problems, we’d like to take a look at some of the STDs that… Read More

HPV, HSV and HIV: What’s the Difference?

There are many different STDs and it is important to know the difference between them. Each STD can cause a different set of symptoms and have different long term health risks. Many people will often confuse HPV, HSV and HIV, not realizing that there is a great deal of difference between the three viruses. Let’s… Read More

Spotlight: Genital Warts

Several STDs can cause blisters or bumps to appear on the genitals. Many people can confuse common bumps for what is known as genital warts. Genital warts are caused by a common STD known as human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus is transmittable through skin-to-skin contact. Genital warts can be a symptom of this viral… Read More

HPV Vaccine Causing Decrease in Virus

Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study which found that HPV vaccines were having a serious impact on the prevalence of HPV in teenage girls and young women. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection and several strains of the virus can lead to serious… Read More

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

In August, our nation observes National Immunization Awareness Month. This month is meant to serve as a way to bring attention to the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. By building awareness, the Centers for Disease Control hope to encourage people all around the country to be up to date on all vaccine… Read More

Spotlight: Human Papillomavirus, Better Known as HPV

The most common STD is human papillomavirus, better known as HPV or by its most common symptom, genital warts. The CDC believes that HPV is so common that almost all sexually active people will contract the virus at some point in their lives. The first thing to know is how HPV spreads. The infection is… Read More