Sexually Transmitted Infections

Learn about the different types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), like herpes, chlamydia, and HPV, and get information on testing, symptoms, treatments, telling your partner, and prevention.

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What You Need to Know About Genital Warts and HPV

HPV is so common that doctors predict almost everyone will someday contract it if not vaccinated. But what about genital warts?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How to Navigate Oral Sex With HSV-1 and HSV-2

If someone with a cold sore performs oral sex on a partner, can the partner get genital herpes? Get the answer this and other oral herpes questions here.

By Emily Depasse

Genital Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but it can be managed. Here’s what you need to know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Gonorrhea – and Antibiotic Resistance – Differ in Men and Women

In a small pilot study, researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston compared gene expression in men and women infected with gonorrhea and identified a number of gender-specific characteristics.

By Diane Domina

STD Rates in the U.S. Hit All-Time High

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever recorded. There were 1.6 million new cases of chlamydia, ...

Sexual Health: How to Be Your Own Advocate

Visiting your doctor for a sexual health issue can be daunting. These tips can help you feel more confident and get the care you need.

By Emily Depasse

Herpes Treatments: What Works, What Doesn't?

Alternative remedies for herpes management may sound tempting, but does the science really back them up?

By Emily Depasse

Masturbation After Herpes Diagnosis: How to Get Back to Self-Love

A herpes diagnosis can make you feel disconnected from your body and your sexuality. Here are some strategies to help.

By Emily Depasse

Don’t Feel Embarrassed About HPV

Danielle was too embarrassed to tell her friends she was diagnosed with HPV 12 years ago. Now, she’s raising awareness of the common virus.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Quiz: Can You Tell the STD Myths From the Facts?

How much do you know about sexually transmitted diseases? Test your knowledge.

By Eileen Bailey