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  1. The 3 stages of HIV

    The 3 stages of HIV
    The symptoms and signs of every HIV stage may vary from person to person. These distinct symptomatic phases are the result of the processes and changes that take place in the body of a person with HIV. Some people may not present with any symptoms for a long time, maybe years. HIV causes progressive damage to the immune system, which commences as soon as the primary infection enters the body. Immediate treatment with antiretroviral medication is mandatory because of... → Continue reading
  2. STD testing and pregnancy

    STD testing and pregnancy
    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are the result of infections acquired through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Anybody can get or spread an STD, regardless of their age or gender. Symptoms of STDs vary and may take a while to appear. Some teenagers or adults are entirely asymptomatic. Diagnosis in these cases is almost impossible to make without testing. Data and guidelines on STDs are different according to each social minority. For example, men who have sex with men... → Continue reading
  3. How to identify syphilis blisters

    How to identify syphilis blisters
    Syphilis overview Syphilis is an STD caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It can affect individuals of all ages. However, it mostly affects those that have unprotected sex or risky sexual behaviors. Syphilis has four stages. It is a genital ulcerative disease that may lead to death if left untreated. Those that should get regular screenings for the disease are men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, pregnant women, people with HIV, and individuals whose partners have... → Continue reading
  4. STD symptoms in 2 days

    STD symptoms in 2 days
    Overview STDs are infections you can acquire through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. They don't always produce symptoms. Sometimes they multiply silently in the human body without any signs. People with asymptomatic STDs are more likely to transmit the infection to another person. Also, they are more prone to complications and secondary infections. Others do have symptoms but are unable to recognize them. It is essential to be qualified to identify STI signs and treat them as soon... → Continue reading
  5. How does a chlamydia swab work?

    How does a chlamydia swab work?
    Advice for buying STD kits safely Before purchasing a chlamydia test kit online, you should know how to choose one safely. The first thing you should do is check if the package is sealed correctly. Any damage to the packaging would indicate a compromised product. Then, verify the expiration date. STD kit tests that have expired are not fit to use, and the result won't be realistic. Also, make sure you understand the instructions precisely. They should be simple... → Continue reading
  6. Chlamydia diagnosis test without lab

    Chlamydia diagnosis test without lab
    Chlamydia affects thousands of people annually. It is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) globally and transmitted through unprotected sex. The bacterium responsible for the infection is Chlamydia trachomatis. Most commonly, it leads to cervicitis in women and urethritis in men. Both sexes can present with proctitis due to unprotected anal sex. Chlamydia is the most prevalent bacterial STD in the US. It affects about 2.86 million people every year. It is more common in younger... → Continue reading
  7. Normal penile discharge or an STD

    Normal penile discharge or an STD
    Penile discharge can be either normal or abnormal. It comes from the urethra, but it's not urine. The primary function of the urethra is to eliminate urine that comes from the bladder. It also carries semen from the ejaculatory ducts. The urethra in men follows the length of the penis and is longer than that in women. The tip of the urethra lays on the tip of the penis. Although some discharge in men is natural, other types are... → Continue reading
  8. Definition of acute HIV infection

    Definition of acute HIV infection
    People who develop symptoms two to four weeks after they contract the STD may experience a primary HIV infection. Scientists refer to this medical condition as an acute retroviral syndrome, as well.  After the individual develops antibodies against the virus, the syndrome may abate. The physiopathology behind this initial state is the virus's rapid multiplication. Our immune system usually fights other types of infections that we acquire throughout our lives, like the common flu, for example.  However, we cannot... → Continue reading
  9. What happens in the body if chlamydia is left untreated?

    What happens in the body if chlamydia is left untreated?
    Overview Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It can affect both men and women of any age. Its symptoms may or may not be present. When the infection is asymptomatic or left untreated, it can lead to severe or life-threatening complications. Its symptoms can vary from mild to moderate or severe. Because it's a microbial infection, its treatment involves antibiotics prescription. To diagnose chlamydia, you can use a rapid STD test at home or go... → Continue reading
  10. What is herpes and how do you get it?

    What is herpes and how do you get it?
    Herpes simplex virus, known as herpes or HSV has two types. The first type is HSV-1, known as oral herpes. The second type is HSV-2, known as genital herpes. Although HSV-1 can also cause genital lesions, it mostly causes mouth sores. These mouth sores are also called cold sores or fever blisters. HSV-2 affects the genitals, causing painful sores to appear on them or in the anal area. Herpes simplex virus type 1 is a very prevalent disease, and... → Continue reading

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