What is Genital Herpes?

By Laura Badalamenti, NMD — Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It is typically caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). It can also be caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which is most well known as the cause of oral herpes or “cold sores”. HSV-1 as […]


What is Syphilis?

By Laura Badalamenti, NMD — Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by type of bacteria named, Treponema pallidum. The number of cases and risk of contracting syphilis is less than the other sexually transmitted infections we have talked about. However, from 2000-2017 there has been a rise in reported cases primarily with men who […]