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symptoms of the clap

↵Watch Out for These Symptoms of the Clap

You may never see any symptoms of the clap. That’s what makes this particular sexually transmitted infection (STI) so worrisome. “The clap” is a non-medical term for gonorrhea. It is one of the sneakiest STIs in existence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently estimated that there are approximately 820,000 new infections every year. […]

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What Is The Clap Doing To Your Body?

↵What is the Clap?

What is the clap (also known as gonorrhea) doing to your body? To know when to get tested, you should know the symptoms of one of the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Check out myLAB Box’s full STI symptoms guide here:   What to look for, from top to bottom That sore throat may […]

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How Do You Get Gonorrhea?

How Do you Get Gonorrhea?

Order Your At Home STD Test Now How do you get gonorrhea? Well, the CDC estimates* about 820,000 new cases of gonorrhea in the US each year. Many people are finding out just how easy it can be to contract gonorrhea. There are a few contributing factors to consider. Online Dating Gone Right (And Then […]

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Why Is It Called ‘Gonorrhea’?

↵Why is it Called ‘Gonorrhea’?

The name “gonorrhea” stems from the longer medical name for the bacteria that causes it: Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. It’s not surprising that with a name that difficult to pronounce correctly, the general population refers to it as simply “gonorrhea.” There are many other slang terms for the infection, which can lead to a bit of confusion. […]

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How to get past the clap's antibiotic resistance

↵How to Get Past the Clap’s Antibiotic Resistance

Nicknamed ‘the clap’, gonorrhea isn’t something you often find applauded–so what the heck does clapping have to do with it? While you may not be celebrating, gonorrhea has a particularly impressive characteristic: it’s becoming increasingly antibiotic resistant. The CDC recommends treating gonorrhea with an antibiotic combination: an oral dose of azithromycin and single shot of ceftriaxone.* However, […]

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5 common misconceptions about the clap

↵5 Common Misconceptions About the Clap

The clap, otherwise known as gonorrhea, is one of the most widely misunderstood STDs. One would think that with the advent of the Internet, myths and misconceptions about the clap would be at an all time low. Sadly this isn’t the case, and these five misconceptions are still quite common. Let’s clear the air: Myth […]

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How to not let oral gonorrhea ruin your next date

↵How to Not Let Oral Gonorrhea Ruin Your Next Date

Oral gonorrhea sounds a lot more unpleasant than it actually is. Symptoms usually don’t go beyond a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Sometimes, people with oral gonorrhea can feel no symptoms at all, which makes testing even more important. However, a positive test result doesn’t mean your sex life is over. It also may not mean you have […]

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There's No STD Clinic Near Me. What Should I Do?

There’s No STD Clinic Near Me. What Should I Do?

Order Your At Home STD Test Now When it comes to getting tested, the first and most obvious question would be “is there an STD clinic near me?” “If not, what should I do?” For people who live in rural areas, small towns and remote locations, clinical options can be limited. Privacy may also be […]

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia

Know the Symptoms of Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD), but what exactly are the symptoms of chlamydia? Anyone who has suffered from this STD knows how difficult it is to diagnose without regular testing.  It affects men and women in very different ways. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, sexually transmitted […]

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