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Stop STDFacts and Figures

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) STD infections are at an unprecedented high and 15 to 24 age bracket accounts for half of all new infections. The WHO (World Health Organization) estimates there are 1 million SDI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) a day worldwide and 357 million infections a year worldwide.


STD List

STD written on PaperGenital Herpes

Genital herpes is a very common STI, caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Symptoms will start showing up 4 days after exposure and last up to 4 weeks. Once you’re affected the following outbreaks tend to be milder. With or without symptoms, genital herpes is being spread through unprotected sexual contact.


HIV Virus

Woman with STDHIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus responsible for AIDS. HIV does not directly cause death, but damages the immune system to such an extent that other infections, even common infections, can become fatal. People with HIV virus in their body are referred to as "HIV positive." AIDS, which stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is a condition in which the immune system fails, allowing...


Infections

Scabies

Doctor with TreatmentsScabies isn't discriminatory either; anyone can become infected regardless of their age, sex, race, or personal hygiene standards. Scabies is a highly contagious skin disease caused by microscopic mites that burrow under the surface of the skin and lay eggs. Once the eggs are hatched, the cycle repeats itself. Scabies produces pimple-like eruptions on the skin - the scabies rash - that are extremely itchy.


TESTING

Woman working in LabSTD Testing at Private Lab

This is a complete and thorough process made easy. All you have to do is order the test online, find a participating lab (over 4,500 in USA) in your area and you do that by using your Zip Code, visit the test center and see the results in 2 days or so. Treatments are available for most STD's. They will help you through the entire process. The sooner you get tested the faster you can get treated.



Articles

The Health Benefits of Circumcision

By Dr. Kristie

When parents give birth to a baby boy, they face the decision of whether to have the new family member circumcised or not. For some parents, circumcision is carried out for religious reasons, but for other families the issue centers around the health and well being of the baby.…

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Info

Lab Technician with VirusABOUT STD's

STD is short for Sexually Transmitted Diseases which are infections transmitted during sexual contact usually through Vaginal, Oral and Anal sex. These STI (sexually transmitted infections) do not discriminate and can infect anyone who has unprotected sex. Having multiple sex partners without protection can lead to infection.



Disclaimer: Articles not intended to Diagnose, Treat, Cure or Prevent Diseases.