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Gonorrhea of the Throat: Everything You Need to Know

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that can be hard to detect. Learn more about oral gonorrhea and how it affects the throat....

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What Is Chlamydia Pneumoniae?

Chlamydia pneumoniae, a species of chlamydia, can cause pneumonia and respiratory illnesses. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment....

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Oral Herpes: A Complete Guide

Oral herpes (cold sores) are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Learn more in this complete guide including symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, and...

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Herpes Incubation Period: When Do Herpes Symptoms Show Up?

Learn about the incubation period for the herpes simplex virus (HSV), when symptoms appear after acquiring herpes, transmissibility, and more. Herpes...

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How to Diagnose and Treat Oral Gonorrhea

Oral gonorrhea is an STI transmitted through oral sex. Review the symptoms of gonorrhea in the mouth or throat and learn more about treatment...

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How to Differentiate Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are both sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Learn about their similarities and differences for diagnosis and treatment....

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Genital Warts vs. Pimples vs. Herpes: What’s the Difference?

Sores from warts versus pimples or even the herpes virus can all look similar, but they need different treatment. Learn the differences and what to...

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HPV Vaccine Schedule by Age

The HPV vaccine schedule for preteens starts as early as 9-years-old. Learn when children should get vaccinated and if it’s safe for adults. The...

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The Two Types of Herpes Simplex

Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) cause oral and genital herpes. This overview explains the differences and similarities. Herpes...

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Can STIs Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Certain STIs can cause erectile dysfunction by infecting the prostate gland, especially if left untreated, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Erectile...

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Is It a Cold Sore or Herpes?

Lip sores are common. Learn the key differences between cold sores, or herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), and genital herpes (HSV-2). There are various...

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The Difference Between STD and STI

While STD and STI are both sexually transmitted—and their terms are often used interchangeably—there are still technical differences to them. A...

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Genital Herpes: Everything You Need to Know

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection marked by sores. Learn more about diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment options for outbreaks....

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Best At-Home Syphilis Tests

An at-home syphilis test is a discreet option if you believe you are at risk. We reviewed and compared the best tests based on cost, time for...

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Is It Just Flu? STI Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Sore throat and STDs are linked because oral sex transmits STIs like other sexual activities. Learn about oral STIs, their symptoms and...

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Valtrex (Valacyclovir) – Oral

Valtrex (valacyclovir) is used for adults and children aged 2 years and older to relieve certain viral infections caused by herpes viruses....

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What to Know About Chlamydia in the Throat

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It can affect several parts of the body, including the throat, known as oral chlamydia....

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What Is a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

A sexually transmitted infection is an infection that is passed from one person to another through sexual contact. A person can contract a sexually...

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HPV and Breast Cancer: Is There a Link?

A possible link between HPV and breast cancer demands more research, although high-risk HPV is proven to cause some forms of cancer. Human...

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How Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Is Diagnosed

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is diagnosed based on risk factors for high-risk HPV infection and results from tests including pap smear....

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How Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) Is Treated

If treatment for CIN is necessary, you have options like ablation and excision, which effectively destroy or remove abnormal cells from the cervix....

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Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia: Overview and More

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), also known as cervical dysplasia, is the abnormal growth of cells or lesions on your outer cervix lining....

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Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) usually doesn't have symptoms, but postcoital bleeding may predict CIN. A Pap smear can help detect CIN....

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Causes and Risk Factors of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN)

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is caused by HPV infecting a woman’s reproductive tract, causing abnormal cell growth on the cervical...

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Is Criminalizing STDs a Good Idea?

In some areas, when someone has tested positive for an STD and does not disclose their STD status to a potential sexual partner, they can be subject...

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Where to Find Free Condoms

Practicing safer sex doesn't need to be expensive. It's often possible to find condoms and other supplies for free. Practicing safer sex...

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Fecal-Oral Route for Transmission of Infection and Sex

Infections can be transmitted by blood, by air, or by other means such as by the fecal-oral route. That's true even for some STIs. Learn more....

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STD Prevention

The best way to deal with STDs is to avoid them. Learn about essential prevention tips, including safe sex, that can keep you and your partner...

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