STD Labs Blog
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most feared diseases in the US, and in most of the developed countries in the world. However, you can easily and drastically reduce the risk of catching them by taking certain precautions. In this post, we will discuss five methods of STD prevention that will help you avoid contracting any sexual diseases.
HIV has infected 37 million people worldwide and is the most reported sexually transmitted disease (STD). Another STD — herpes — is a far more common disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 3.7 billion adults under the age of 50 suffer from the herpes simplex-1 (oral herpes) virus. Moreover, around 417 million adults under the age of 50 suffer from the herpes simplex-2 (genital herpes) virus. Taken together, more than half of the human population suffers from the herpes virus.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is experiencing alarming increase of infection throughout the US. It can be passed from one person to another through oral and vaginal sex, and has seen a 400 percent increase in the past five years. According to a report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, syphilis that was nearly eliminated in late 2000 has again remerged presenting a substantial challenge for the health authorities.
One of the keys to sexual health is knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Here we will reveal the truth and bust some myths regarding one of the most common sexual diseases - gonorrhea. Read on for the top gonorrhea myths.
Louisiana was rated number two in 2016 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance Report prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the report that was published in late September this year, Louisiana experienced the second-highest increase in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis rates in the US. The state also had the second-highest rate of HIV diagnosis last year. While these reports show that diagnosis are high, it doesn’t mean that STD and HIV testing in LA and New Orleans is occurring at a high rate as well.