Is it Yeast or Could it Be Herpes?

I saw patient recently who came in for what she thought was a yeast infection, and when I examined her, I saw that she had multiple small red lesions around her genitalia. She hadn't noticed the sores, but did notice that when urine touched the skin, it hurt. She thought that the pain was from her recurrent yeast infections that she was treating with over the counter creams because she was traveling so much, she never had time to come in for an exam....more

April Was National STD Awareness Month Did You Get Screened?

Well, April has come and almost gone. With flowers budding and summer on it's way people often forget that April is National STD Awareness Month and it's a great excuse to get tested and push your partner to get tested. ...more

The Most Bizarre Case of Almost-Undiagnosed Herpes and My Cesarean Birth Story

  The Most Bizarre Case of Almost-Undiagnosed Herpes and My Cesarean Birth Story ...more

Herpes: Do most people fess-up to having it BEFORE they have sex?

I'm a divorced mom back out in the dating trenches.  And yes, I've become sexually active again (protected sex only), not with the intention of falling love but to release some of this psychotic, pent-up, approaching-40 sexual energy. But a few days ago a man I planned to meet this weekend for a first date told me he has herpes.  Shocked, I sat there waiting for him to say he was joking (not sure why) ....but no, he wasn't. ...more

I did some research on herpes just to find out how widespread it really is - and yeah, they ...more

Oral Sex and Herpes

 Eeewwww! I know, I know, this isnot exactly the kind of thing people want to talk about unless they’re worried that they may have gotten something “Down There.” ...more

You, me and STDs

When Will and Kathryn met, it was like a fairy tale; well, a modern-day one, because Aesop and the Grimm brothers probably couldn't even imagine a story like this. They spotted each other online, attracted not only by their thoughtful profiles but by their alluring pictures. Who knew fortysomethings could be so hot — and could spell and be so grammatically correct, too? ...more