US Military Sees Rise in STD Rates

US Military Sees a Rise in STD Cases

As reports emerge in several states showing the continued rise of STD rates, the US military is finding that it is not immune to the trend. Reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have been steadily increasing in the civilian population over the past decade. According to the military’s Medical Surveillance Report, rates of rising… Read More

STDs On The Rise in Omaha

A recent report shows that STD rates in Omaha, NE and the greater Douglas County have been on the rise in the past year. This is despite a 2016 Douglas County Health Department goal and campaign to reduce STD rates by 10 percent. During that campaign, chlamydia saw a 4.8 percent rise in case rates… Read More

There Is No Cure For Herpes

Many people become uneasy when hearing about genital herpes. This is because there are many misconceptions about the infection. Thanks to the inconsistent nature of information on the internet, people are often ill-informed about how genital herpes is treated. There are websites claiming to have found the cure for herpes. At this time, there is… Read More

STDs in New York City Reach a 30-Year High

STD rates have been increasing nationwide over the past several years. In New York City, STD case rates have reached a 30 year high. Meanwhile, funding for treatment and prevention in the city has continued to decrease. Health officials in the city claim that STD rates have not reached the current heights since the 1980s… Read More

Bacteria vs Virus: What’s the Difference in These STDs?

There are several different causes for an STD. If you find yourself diagnosed with one, you will want to know if the infection is bacterial or viral. The difference between the two is key to understanding treatment. Some STDs can be cured while others, sadly, will be in your system for life. STDs caused by… Read More

Is It a Yeast Infection or an STD?

A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that can cause irritation, discharge and itching or burning of the genitals. It is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida. This type of infection affects up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetime. STDs can sometimes mimic the symptoms of… Read More

STD Myth Exposed: All STDs Last Forever

Hearing the news that you have contracted an STD can often seem devastating. 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, there are others that are easily curable. There are three base causes… Read More

STD Myth Exposed: Antibiotics are a “Cure-All”

There are a lot of misconceptions about antibiotics and what illnesses they can treat. Many people believe that all STDs can be cured with an antibiotic but this is not true. While there are several STDs that can be treated with antibiotics, there are also many that cannot. Antibiotics are powerful medicines used to treat… Read More

The Top 5 States in the U.S. for Chlamydia

You might know that chlamydia is one of the most commonly reported sexually transmitted diseases in the country, but did you know where it makes the most impact in the United States? Looking at data from the CDC’s most recent STD Surveillance Report, the top ranked states in the country for this common and curable… Read More

STDs and Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

August is a month of building health awareness. Not only is it National Immunization Awareness Month but it is also National Breastfeeding Month. Breast milk can help nourish and develop a child. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list numerous benefits to an infant’s health directly related to breastfeeding including stronger immune systems, a… Read More