STD Testing

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases that are passed from person to person through unprotected and liberal sexual encounters. Even with the numerous research that has been published and taught to patients since the 1980s, sexually transmitted diseases are still a common occurrence among women today. There are numerous sexually transmitted diseases and the consequences … Read More

Boys and HPV Vaccinations

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If you are a woman or have a daughter, you have most likely heard about the vaccinations that are available to prevent Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a group of sexually transmitted infections that, if left untreated, can lead to cervical cancer as well as a variety of other types of cancers affecting women.  However, many people … Read More

Is It a Yeast Infection or Something More Serious?

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A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of a certain type of fungus, Candida albicans.  The symptoms include extreme itchiness around and in the vagina, pain during urination, pain during sex and more.  This condition is very common and 75% of women will experience a vaginal … Read More

I Had An Abnormal PAP Test: What is Next?

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If you have had an abnormal PAP test, you are not alone.  Many women have abnormal results on one or more PAP tests during their lifetime.  So, what is the next step?  The first step is not to panic.  One abnormal result on a PAP does not mean that you have cervical cancer.  A PAP … Read More

HPV And Oral Cancer

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In a recent interview with The Guardian, popular actor and Hollywood star Michael Douglas announced that his recent throat cancer was most likely caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that can be contracted during oral sex.  In the interview, Michael Douglas also admitted to drinking and smoking.  These two factors have been … Read More

STDs in the United States

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Despite major efforts at raising awareness and education, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a problem in the United States.  The most common types of STDs in the United States include the following: •  Chlamydia – Chlamydia is an STD caused by a bacterium and is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted infection in the United … Read More

Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

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Many women experience pelvic pain before or during their monthly menstrual cycles.  Most of us just brush this pain off as an expected symptom of menstruation.  However, other common causes of pelvic pain include Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Fibroids.  In some cases, pelvic pain may be a sign of a more serious medical … Read More

HPV: What is it?

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You have probably heard of HPV before but do you really know what it is?  HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus: the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).  There are over forty different types of HPV that can affect the genitals of males and females.  They can also affect the mouth and throat. HPV is most … Read More

Vaginal Yeast Infections

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A vaginal yeast infection or “Candidiasis” is an infection of the vagina caused by a group of yeast.  It results from changes in the environment of the vagina that lead to an overgrowth of bacteria.  The most common causes include Antibiotic and Steroid use. However, yeast infections can also be caused by other factors such … Read More

HPV Vaccines and the Recurrence of HPV-Related Disease

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HPV (Human Papillamovirus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States affecting approximately 20 million people according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.  There are over forty types of HPV affecting the genital areas of both males and females.  HPV can lead to genital warts as well as many types … Read More