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How do STI Tests Work?

People often talk about “getting tested for STIs” (sexually transmitted infections, also known as STD’s, sexually transmitted diseases). We ask partners if they’ve been “tested” and ask health care providers…

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Where, When, And Why You Should be Tested for STIs

You know what sexually transmitted infections are (STIs, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, STDs), you know you should be tested, but you still have more questions. Relax – you’re…

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HPV: the STI that most people get without knowing

Reality check: about 80% of sexually active people will contract HPV in their lifetime, and most won’t know they have it.  But don’t freak out – 90% of HPV cases…

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Can My Birth Control Protect me from STDs?

That depends on what type of birth control you’re using!   Like many things in life, being sexually active can carry risk: emotional vulnerability, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections…

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Does vaginal douching protect you from STDs?

When it comes to avoiding infection, health care professionals consistently recommend regular washing. It follows then, that regular vaginal douching would be a healthy practice, right? Wrong. Most doctors recommend…

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Starting the STD testing conversation

You’re coming back from an incredible date and you’ve decided to take the next step with a new partner. You two are back in your room now and the last…

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The first signs of HIV

People often overlook the first signs of HIV which is why many people live with the infection for years before even knowing they’re HIV positive. So first of all, commend…

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How do you know if you have an STI?

Everybody having any type of sex has a chance of getting an STI. There are lots of steps that we can take to try to avoid them, but the fact…