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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

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