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When To Get Tested For HPV

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is an infection so common that almost every man and woman will have at least one kind at some point...
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When to Get Tested for HIV

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, spreads through bodily fluids and attacks the immune system. An estimated 1.1 million people in the U.S. had HIV...

Herpes Outbreak Triggers | Hidden Details of HSV Recurrence

Walk away today knowing the major herpes outbreak triggers, and important details most people don't catch. For one, did you know it's not stress,...
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Genital Herpes Nerve Pain (Left Leg Pain) | Herpetic Neuralgia

One of the stranger symptoms of genital herpes is nerve pain down the leg, usually on one side. No spots, no sores, just highly sensitive...
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Positive Singles Review: An STI Dating Site and Community

Positive Singles is the biggest STI dating site out there -- one I wrote a Positive Singles review post about years ago. As a...
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Alcohol and Valtrex: Is It Okay to Drink While Taking Valtrex?

Valtrex is one of the most common antiviral drugs used to treat symptoms of the herpes virus. As with any medication, Valtrex may have...
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Valtrex Side Effects | Common to Rare Warnings and Contraindications

Valtrex is the brand name for valacyclovir, a drug used to treat herpes viruses like shingles, cold sores, and genital herpes. It can be...
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When to Get Tested for Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is what the Center for Disease Control calls “a very common” sexually transmitted disease, typically found in young people between the ages of...
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When to Get Tested for Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common STI that’s easily curable, but can cause infertility if left untreated. Learn when to get tested for chlamydia and other...
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Can you donate blood if you have herpes?

The American Red Cross has guidelines as to who can donate blood and when. Can you donate blood if you have herpes? Usually, yes....

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