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Why it's Tough to Talk about Symptoms of HIV in Men

Why it’s Tough to Talk about Symptoms of HIV in Men

The association of homosexuality with HIV might create uneasiness around discussing symptoms of HIV in men. Between our society’s struggle to accept different sexual orientations and the perceived severity of an HIV infection, bringing this topic up is tough. Here’s what you should know, and what you should do about it:   Gay men are at […]

Here's when to get an STD test

Here’s When to Get STD Test Ready

It may not be at the top of your to-do list, but we’re here to tell you when to get STD test ready:   You’ve got a ‘situation’ The obvious reason, and the time that most people make the effort to get tested, is when you think you might have an infection. If you’re showing […]

gonorrhea symptoms

Gonorrhea Symptoms: Avoid The Clap

Gonorrhea symptoms can pop up in many sizes and forms! Even worse, they might not show any symptoms at all. Often nicknamed “the clap,” gonorrhea is one of the most deceptive sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A gonorrhea infection could have serious consequences if it remains undetected and untreated. Because of this, we at myLAB Box […]

How Long Is Each STD Incubation Period?

How Long is Each STD Incubation Period?

Knowing the STD incubation period for the most common infections will let you know when you should be getting tested and avoid false negative results. Here are the incubation periods for the most common STDs:   Chlamydia Chlamydia takes as little as one day to incubate in your system, but you can detect and treat […]

Chlamydia Symptoms

Recognize Chlamydia Symptoms: Knowing is Half the Battle

We should all be on the lookout for potential chlamydia symptoms. It is, after all, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Unfortunately, chlamydia can be nearly impossible to detect without regularly scheduled screenings. Keeping an Eye on Chlamydia The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that there have been roughly […]

Who Should Get a Test For STIs, and When?

Who Should Get a Test For STIs, and When?

You might be wondering if you should be getting a test for STI concerns. Maybe you’re thinking that it isn’t really necessary. Maybe you don’t feel any symptoms and you think that kind of stuff only happens to other people. Well, guess again.   Do you have sex? If the answer is yes, you need […]

The 5 Best HIV Testing Centers in America

The 5 Best HIV Testing Centers in America

Finding an HIV testing center is easier than ever. However, finding the best one is a little more difficult. We’ve narrowed it down to the 5 best ones in the country–including one that lets you test for HIV at home:   Out Of The Closet Thrift Stores The Aids Healthcare Foundation has opened a number […]

symptoms of syphilis

What Are The Symptoms of Syphilis?

Can you recognize the common symptoms of syphilis? It is one of the most widespread sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the United States. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the infection rate across the country is even more rampant than we initially suspected. Syphilis is an infection that […]

Everything you need to know about crabs (the STD)

Everything you Need to Know About Crabs (the STD)

A crabs STD may be uncomfortable, but it’s also one of the least damaging. However, it’s important to know a few things about crabs to be able to identify, treat, and prevent reinfection.   Identification The most tell-tale sign of crabs (also known as pubic lice) is an incessant itching in your undercarriage. Upon close inspection, […]

Could This Sore Throat Be An STD?

Could this Sore Throat be an STD?

Is there such a thing as a sore throat STD? Should you just grab some cough drops and hope the ache subsides? Symptoms of STDs can be mild or even non-existent, so many STDs often go undiagnosed. Is that a chance you’re willing to take?  Keep a sexual diary There’s nothing wrong with being sexually active […]