If you are wondering when is the best time to talk about sex with your teen, the answer is “the sooner the better”. You definitely don’t want to be having this conversation while driving to the pharmacy to fill a prescription for a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The truth is that about 80% of teens are sexually active by the time they reach the age of 19 and approximately ½ of the 20 million reported cases of STDs annually are in people aged 15 to 24 years old. These reported cases include ... [Read More]
Shocking – 50% Increase in Syphilis in 2016!
What comes to mind when you hear the term STD? Typically, you may think of HIV and AIDS or diseases that cause painful burning or discharge. Syphilis is probably not at the forefront of your mind when you think about sexually transmitted diseases in 2017. However, it really should be, as there has been an alarming increase in syphilis cases over the last several years – especially in men. What Is Syphilis? Syphilis is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum and ... [Read More]