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  1. Can I get an STD from masturbating

    Can I get an STD from masturbating
    Masturbating is actually the safest sexual activity. STDs are mainly transmitted from one person to another but there are exceptions. If you are diagnosed with a bacterial STD like chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis, you are safe to masturbate while being treated. Mutual masturbation is when you are masturbating with your partner and touching each other’s genitals. If the other person is infected with some STI, it can be easily transmitted to the other person with semen or vaginal fluids. → Continue reading
  2. How to Treat Yeast Infection at Home

    How to Treat Yeast Infection at Home
    A mild Candida yeast infection won't lead to any horrifying side effects like scarring of the skin or infertility if left untreated. If you suspect that you have a yeast infection, your best bet would be to visit your doctor for a quick check-up or get a vaginal test kit to check for the infection at home. The signs of a yeast infection may vary, but these are the most common signs. Watery discharge from the vagina. Thick cottage cheese-like discharge. If you experience a 'fishy' smell, it could indicate a different infection. → Continue reading
  3. Skin Rash and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Skin Rash and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    An STD is a disease that spreads mainly through sexual contact. STDs are one of the most commonly spread diseases in the world. Not all diseases that affect the genitals are STDs. The most common STDs and their rashes that you should know about are: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, scabies, herpes and trichomoniasis. If the redness or itchiness does not seem to reduce after a few days or if the lesions and bumps spread, it is imperative for you to seek a doctor and get proper diagnosis immediately. → Continue reading
  4. 5 Diseases Linked To HIV and AIDS

    5 Diseases Linked To HIV and AIDS
    When a person is in the later stages of the HIV infection or has acquired AIDS, their immune system is significantly jeopardized and there are numerous complications which are linked to HIV and AIDS problems. Here you will learn about medical conditions that can develop when someone is affected by the HIV virus or has AIDS. The most typical infection to take place is Pneumocystis Pneumonia or PCP. Cytomegalovirus or CMV is also another dreaded complication related to HIV and AIDS. → Continue reading
  5. Is My Rash a Symptom of HIV or Something Else?

    Is My Rash a Symptom of HIV or Something Else?
    When a person is infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a plethora of symptoms such as flu and feverish feelings become evident. However, the earliest symptom of HIV are rashes or lesions on the body of the patient. The HIV rash symptom usually appears flat or barely raised with small reddish dots or spots in light-skinned people, and black or dark purple color, in dark-skinned people. Rashes that are associate with HIV rash are: atopic dermatitis, xerosis, eosinophilic folliculitis and warts. → Continue reading
  6. Children And Hepatitis C Virus

    Children And Hepatitis C Virus
    Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) can cause chronic liver infection, disease, and even death. It can also bring on several rheumatic disorders that cause pain in joints, muscles, and connective tissues. Often there are no symptoms and with babies it is especially hard to tell since they cannot yet talk to tell you what is wrong. Children cannot spread HCV by hugging, touching, or kissing. The long-term effects of hepatitis C on the liver of children can lead to scarring of the liver from chronic infection. → Continue reading
  7. What STDs can you get from oral sex?

    What STDs can you get from oral sex?
    Many people believe the fact that oral sex is the ‘safest’ option for them. Oral sex is a sexual activity in which the genitalia of a partner are stimulated by the mouth of another partner; fellatio is referred to as mouth-to-penis contact and cunnilingus is called as mouth-to-vagina contact. Before giving a 'blowjob' or 'going down' on your partner without proper protection, it is imperative to understand that there are a number of different sexually transmitted infection that you could be transmitting. → Continue reading
  8. What Is Chlamydia?

    What Is Chlamydia?
    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Chlamydia Trachomatis bacteria. Some scientists consider it to be among the most common bacterial STDs in the world. Chlamydia can affect several different organs such as the vagina, penis, urethra, cervix, eye, anus, throat and can also cause serious and oftentimes permanent damage to the reproductive system in both men and women. The complications related to chlamydia are potentially serious, early treatment is extremely important. → Continue reading
  9. Incubation Period of STDs

    Incubation Period of STDs
    It is important to keep in mind that symptoms are not always a good indicator of determining if you or your partner has an STD. The best time to get yourself tested for an STD varies greatly depending on the disease. Simply because you do not have any symptoms or signs after the STD incubation period has elapsed, does not mean that you do not have an STI; many cases are asymptomatic or have symptoms of other common illnesses such as flu. Protected sex does not nullify the transmission of all STDs. → Continue reading
  10. What is Gonorrhea?

    What is Gonorrhea?
    Gonorrhea is a commonly occurring STD, which is generally referred to as ‘the clap.’ Globally it is estimated that around 78 million new cases of gonorrhea are being diagnosed every year. Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID) generally occurs in women if gonorrhea is left untreated, greatly affecting the fallopian tubes or the uterus. In men suffering from gonorrhea infection, complications include epididymitis which is an inflammation of the tubes that carry the sperm and in extreme cases can lead to infertility. → Continue reading

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