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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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3 Things You May Not Know About the HSV Virus

↵3 Things You May Not Know About the HSV Virus

The HSV Virus, more accurately referred to as the Herpes Simplex Virus, is thought to be the second most common STD. Surprisingly, even with how common this virus is, there are still some basic facts about it that are relatively unknown, and some myths and misconceptions that need to be dispelled. 1. There’s no cure, […]

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The Gonorrhea Cure That May Not Surprise You

↵The Gonorrhea Cure That May Not Surprise You

A gonorrhea cure is obviously the first thing on your mind if you find yourself experiencing symptoms. Luckily, it’s 2017 and the cure for gonorrhea has been around since the 1930s. No surprise Since gonorrhea is a bacterial infection, it’s no surprise that the cure is antibiotics. Specifically, the CDC* recommends a single dose of […]

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Trichomoniasis: The STD parasite you didn't know you had

↵Trichomoniasis: The STD Parasite you Didn’t Know you Had

Trichomoniasis, or trich, is the most common curable STD in the country. With over 3.7 million people infected at any given time, a whopping 70% will have no symptoms.* What is trichomoniasis? An infection of the parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis, trich is more common in women than men.* The parasite infects the vulva, vagina and […]

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What Are The Most Common STD Signs

What Are The Most Common STD Signs?

Order Your At Home STD Test Now What are the most common STD signs? This is a complicated question. It depends on which STDs you’re asking about. Each has its own set of symptoms and signs. Sexually transmitted disease and infection rates are on the rise. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), cases […]

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When You Need An STI Urine Test

When you Need an STD Urine Test

Order Your At Home STD Test Now An STD urine test is one of the most simple and effective tests available today. Labs use urine tests to detect chlamydia, gonorrhea and other common STIs. In the past, testing for these infections required an uncomfortable swab. Fortunately for all of us, those days are over!   […]

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How to do an STI check the way you'd check your car

How to Do an STI Check the Way You’d Check Your Car

Performing an STI check isn’t all that different from maintaining your vehicle. Everyone knows you need to run a series of tests to keep your car running smoothly. If your vehicle isn’t running correctly, you aren’t going to get around town very well. The same could be said about your sexual health, especially if you […]

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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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What are the Benefits of an At Home STI Kit?

↵What are the Benefits of an At Home STI Kit?

Testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI) has never been easier, thanks to the creation of the home STI kit. myLAB Box was the first company to offer a fully-lab-certified home STI kit. Recently, we expanded our offerings even more. We now provide the most comprehensive selection of home STI test packages available today. That’s great news […]

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The Clap: Gonorrhea in Men

↵The Clap: Gonorrhea in Men

Today we’re looking into the most common symptoms of gonorrhea in men. Gonorrhea affects men and women in different ways. In our previous blog post, we took a deep look into gonorrhea symptoms in women. Now, it’s time for the fellas. What are the Signs of Gonorrhea in Men? Often called “the clap,” gonorrhea is an extremely […]

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Home testing kits: What comes with them?

↵Home Testing Kits: What Comes With Them?

If you’ve never seen or used one before, you might be wondering what exactly comes inside our home testing kits. It’s not as complicated as you might think, and myLAB Box makes the process simple and painless. What do home testing kits include? It depends on what you’re testing for With myLAB Box, you have […]

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Gonorrhea Symptoms in Women

↵The Clap: Gonorrhea Symptoms in Women

We’ve spoken about “The Clap” before, but today we’re taking a closer look at gonorrhea symptoms in women. Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Make no mistake: it is absolutely on the rise. A Center for Disease Control (CDC) study from 2015 said there were 400,000 reported cases […]

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