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Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Most young adults are healthy, active, and unconcerned about health issues. Even if an occasional cold is your worst worry, a little preventative care now can result in much better health later. And the Affordable Healthcare Act requires many plans to cover routine testing at no cost to you. Here are a few basic tests [...]

April 7, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), Testosterone, Women's Health Comments Off on Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

April is STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month

Do you know your status? Regular screenings for STDs are important for your overall health and well-being. Most STDs are curable, and all are treatable. April is the CDC’s STD Awareness Month. Join the movement to help prevent the spread of STDs by getting tested. Just one simple blood test is all it takes. Take [...]

April 1, 2014 Ashley STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off on April is STD Awareness Month

Uncommon STD Statistics

Uncommon STD Statistics

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are widespread across the United States. Most people know about the common varieties, such a gonorrhea, chlamydia and genital herpes, but those aren’t the only dangers lurking out there. Here are 20 things you probably didn’t know about STDs. 1. The cost of testing and treatment for STDs in the United [...]

March 13, 2014 Ashley AIDS, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, HIV Testing, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off on Uncommon STD Statistics

Signs and symptoms of chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis and herpes

Signs and symptoms of chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis and herpes

Our Sexually-transmitted Disease Premium Profile includes a urine test for chlamydia and gonorrhea, and a blood test to check for presence of the herpes simplex virus 1 & 2, syphilis, and hepatitis A, B and C. This screening is vital if you have concerns about having—or spreading—a sexually transmitted disease, and does not require a [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off on Signs and symptoms of chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis and herpes

Chlamydia is silent and serious

Chlamydia is silent and serious

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. In 2010, 1,307,893 chlamydial infections were reported to CDC from 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under-reporting is substantial because most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Chlamydia Comments Off on Chlamydia is silent and serious

Meet the herpes virus family

Meet the herpes virus family

Quick facts about herpes: • One in four adults or thirty million Americans have the herpes virus. • The vast majority (eighty to 90 percent) of people with genital herpes HAVE NOT been diagnosed. • There is no cure for herpes and anyone who is sexually active is at risk for getting the herpes virus. [...]

July 29, 2012 Susan STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off on Meet the herpes virus family

Condoms offer protection from genital herpes

Condoms offer protection from genital herpes

ScienceDaily (July 15, 2009) — Condom use is associated with a reduced risk of contracting herpes simplex virus 2, according to a report based on pooled analysis of data from previous studies. Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) typically causes genital herpes, a chronic, life-long, viral infection. Although studies indicate that consistent condom use reduces the [...]

July 28, 2012 Susan Herpes Comments Off on Condoms offer protection from genital herpes

Diagnosing herpes

Diagnosing herpes

Taking a Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 and 2-Specific Ab, IgG is extremely important if you’re sexually active and think you’ve been exposed to HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus). There is no cure for herpes, and it’s estimated by experts that 60 million Americans have the virus that causes genital herpes. Anyone who is sexually active [...]

July 21, 2012 Susan Herpes, Women's Health Comments Off on Diagnosing herpes

National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual event run by the National Association of People with AIDS encouraging at-risk or high-risk people to take voluntary HIV testing. The National Association of People with AIDS distributes test supplies to local communities to help facilitate NHTD. In fact, community leaders can simply go online to order [...]

June 12, 2012 Susan HIV Testing Comments Off on National HIV Testing Day