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Having Sex During COVID? Here Are Some Sexual Health Resources to Consider

Even with a pandemic going on, it’s crucial to protect and care for your sexual and reproductive health. Here’s how.

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Treatment for Two: What Women Really Need to Know About Expedited Partner Therapy

A new way of treating sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can make it easier to prevent reinfection if your partner is reluctant to go to the doctor.

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Three STDs Are at an All-Time High. And Not Because of PrEP or More Risky Sex

While many people want to blame more risky sex and less condom use on the age of PrEP, the real reasons STDs are rising may have more to do with decreasing resources and programs to fight them.

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How Queer Women Can Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections

At the core of the problem when it comes to queer women and sexually transmitted infections is that too many don't know they're at risk -- and too few providers are unaware of their prevention and screening needs.

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How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of Gonorrhea?

To treat gonorrhea, you need antibiotics. The usual treatment involves a combination of an antibiotic that is taken as an injection (called Ceftriaxone) and another antibiotic that is taken as a tablet (called Azithromycin).

You only need a single d...

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What Are the Symptoms of Gonorrhea in the Throat?

More often than not, gonorrhea in the mouth and throat has no symptoms. If there are symptoms, it may simply feel like a sore throat or there may be some discomfort when swallowing food. In appearance, there may be some redness in the throat or occas...

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Emerging Gonorrhea Antibiotic Resistance Could Lead to Incurable Strain, Experts Warn

"History shows us that bacteria will find a way to outlast the antibiotics we're using to treat it. We are running just one step ahead in order to preserve the remaining treatment option,” says Jonathan Mermin of CDC.

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Syphilis, Gonorrhea on the Rise in Oregon

This article was reported by Statesman Journal.

The Statesman Journal reported that Oregon's syphilis and gonorrhea rates have increased dramatically in recent years. Syphilis prevalence recently tied high numbers from more than two decades ago and ...

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"The Clap" Is Becoming the Applause!

After living with HIV infection for nearly 30 years, the thought of acquiring an STD like gonorrhea makes me feel ... nostalgic. But my flip attitude may be put to the test by a recent report at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting i...

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Gonorrhea Rates Have Increased For The First Time in 13 Years

A study in a recent issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), summarizes the national surveillance data on gonorrhea cases reported to the CDC through state health d...