Dating apps increase STDs?

by Jessica Gertler SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Many people in the Mid-South used dating apps for quick hook-ups, and health departments are concerned as popularity spreads, so do STD rates. Some users called it spontaneous and fun, but health experts said it made casual sex easier than ever and spiked STDs rates. “We’ve seen an […]

Feeling of having Genital Herpes when Pregnant

By Britni de la Cretaz (I was pretty much always uncomfortable and always symptomatic.) I have genital herpes. There, I said it. No use in beating around the bush, right? Why? For a couple of reasons. The first being that there is still so much stupid stigma attached to STDs, including herpes, and so I think […]

Herpes-Did you know?

If you think you are alone think again. The 2015 statistics show otherwise. In the United Sates, 25 percent of Americans live with an incurable STD. There are 500,000 new cases of genital herpes each year in the United States. The annual cost associated with genital herpes is a whopping $250,000.000! 16.2 percent of Americans […]

STDs in Teenagers – Parents talk needed

Young people ages 15 to 24 account for nearly half of the 19 million new sexually transmitted diseases occurring in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To prevent the spread of STDs, Delaware’s Division of Public Health recommends that parents talk to their youth about preventing infection […]