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What is the big deal about STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)?

Sexually transmitted infections have been on the rise over the past five years in the United States. Most people think that they would know if they had a STI, but that is just not true. The truth is you can have a STI but not have any signs or symptoms, or mild signs that can […]

FREE HIV Test- Should I get tested?

What is HIV? HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system and can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) if it is not treated. Could I be at risk for HIV? When it comes to HIV, many people believe common stereotypes about who could be at risk for this serious illness. […]

Gonorrhea & Chlamydia: Signs to Look Out For

You’ve probably heard about sexually transmitted diseases, but did you know that gonorrhea and chlamydia are two of the most common? In fact, the CDC states there are more than 700,000 cases of gonorrhea and approximately 1.5 million cases of chlamydia in the United States per year. It is estimated that 1 in 20 sexually […]

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia – What Does That Even Mean?

  You’ve heard of the different types of STDs, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, but symptoms for one STD may be confused for another or symptoms may not appear at all. With more than half of the population experiencing an STD in their lifetime and 1 in 5 women between the ages of 15-24 having […]

Getting the HPV Vaccination Can Lower Your Risk of Certain Cancers

In the recent years, we have heard a lot about HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, which can cause certain types of Cervical Cancer. You may have heard about it at school, or from your doctor. HPV is a common virus that is spread with sexual contact. It is most common among people in their 20’s but […]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Georgia

For the past decade, Georgia has consistently been among the highest ranking states when it comes to the number of sexually transmitted disease cases. This trend has been true for many states in the southeast region. Recent numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Health list the state as having high rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea […]

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