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  1. Syphilis In Children

    What is Congenital Syphilis? Even children as young as newborn infants can get infected. This disease is known as congenital syphilis. Congenital syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that occurs when a kid is delivered from a mom with syphilis. Uncured syphilis is seen as a higher hazard, a terrible result or consequence of being pregnant and not having tested and cured for syphilis. Syphilis can result in miscarriages, stillbirths, premature births, or passing away of the infants. Several... →Continue reading
  2. Can Rapid Test Kits Detect Hepatitis C?

    The Hepatitis C virus makes it impossible for a person to enjoy a healthy liver. When one gets infected with this virus, there is a great chance that the liver could be damaged in the long run. The good news, however, is that the Hepatitis C virus infection can be treated without any complications on the liver’s health if the disease is found out and treated in time. The Crucial Importance of Hepatitis C Vaccine Shots In effect, using... →Continue reading
  3. How to Distinguish Cold Sores from Syphilis Sores

    There are several kinds of sores that can develop on the lips and the genitals. The features and locations of these sores can make them very confusing, as the cold sores of herpes can easily be mistaken for syphilis sores also known as chancres. Are There Differences Between Cold Sores and Syphilis Sores? Herpes simplex virus (HSV) and syphilis do have sores as a common symptom, but the nature of these sores differs. We will be highlighting the several... →Continue reading
  4. 7 Types of STDs - A Summary

    What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? The term sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), consists of a vast array of infections that are transmitted and acquired typically through sexual and other casual activities. There are several pathogens directly linked with STDs such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, and parasites. It is important to know the various types of sexually transmitted diseases. Some of them are: Chlamydia This is one of the most common sexually transmitted... →Continue reading
  5. The Need For Rapid Test Kits To Be Freely Distributed To College Students

    Presumably, when Ahmed Chawki sang “This is the time of our lives”, he was dedicating the song to high school leavers who were riding away from home, in vehicles sprayed boldly with flying colors of freedom. It is true, freedom is synonymous to college where life is set according to one's rules and ‘deregulations'. First-times to everything worth trying out happen within those revered years of fun and study and there is nothing on earth that can stop an... →Continue reading
  6. What Are Some HIV/AIDS Complications?

    First off, what is HIV/AIDS? HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is the retrovirus accountable for AIDS or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It has been around since the end of the nineteenth century and is said to have joined the human society via a chimpanzee in the southeastern Cameroon region during a period of urban changes. When a person is in the later stages of the HIV viral strain or has acquired the AIDS condition, their immune system is... →Continue reading
  7. Chronic Hepatitis B and Treatments

    With continuous studies and research, pharmaceutical companies are now releasing more and more drugs that can treat Hepatitis B infection. Today, there are now 7 drugs that can be prescribed to adults while children with Hepatitis B have two drug options. These Hepatitis B drugs are all FDA approved. 7 drugs that can be prescribed to Hepatitis B patients Intron A Intron A was also known as Interferon Alpha is a Hepatitis B treatment in the form of injectable... →Continue reading
  8. Different Types of HIV Tests

    If you had unprotected sex and you think you are at risk of getting HIV infection, you need to get tested immediately. Treatment of HIV can be a lot easier if detected earlier. There are two tests that can be done, an antibody screening test and antigen test. Antibody screening test The antibody screening test, also known as immunoassay test is a process wherein it will check if the body is producing antibodies to fight the HIV infection. It... →Continue reading
  9. Testing For Gonorrhea

    Formal names of the test for gonorrhea are Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture; Neisseria gonorrhoeae Gram Stain; Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA Probe; Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Amplified Detection. The Reason the Test is Done The three main reasons the test are performed are: Diagnosis – analyze the reason for symptoms Screening – to screen sexually functioning people Documentation – to document sexual abuse/assault Because the signs of gonorrhea can act like chlamydia it is important to be definitive in the diagnosis, as they... →Continue reading
  10. Hepatitis C Treatments

    Hepatitis C is an infectious disease and it is life-threatening because of its effect on the liver. 75 to 85 percent of the time, people infected with Hepatitis C end up with liver damage. Thanks to science, endless researches and efforts of people in the medical world, new treatments are becoming more and more available today for Hepatitis C infection. Effect of New Hepatitis C Drugs New Hepatitis C drugs are now doing miracles by preventing liver damage and... →Continue reading

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