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  1. What are the Symptoms of Acute HIV Infection?

    The acute stage of an infection has often been regarded as its primary stage where the infection develops based on the way it is handled. Specifically, the acute stage of HIV is said to exist between the periods of two to four weeks after one has been exposed to the infection. Various other names are also used to describe what Acute HIV infection means; like ‘primary stage,’ ‘early stage,’ and ‘first stage.’ A person is said to have Acute... → Continue reading
  2. 6 Different Modes of Hepatitis B Transmission and How to Avoid Them

    Hepatitis B infection is one of the common sexually transmitted diseases in the world today. It is an infection of the liver whereby the virus causes inflammation in the surrounding tissues and cells of the liver. The incidence of this infection has been on the rise for so long because of the great increase in unprotected sexual intercourse among young people around the world (and even older folks too). The World Health Organization has recorded that about 257 million... → Continue reading
  3. How to (NOT) Contract HIV

    Contracting HIV is one of the biggest fears of any person who at any point in time, has heard about the horrors of the disease. For this reason, many have held on to awkward beliefs about HIV for years which have, consequently, misled other ignorant persons also. Knowing how a human contracts HIV goes beyond mere speculation or set of beliefs which have been passed on from generation to generations It is therefore important to consider some of these... → Continue reading
  4. What Happens to the Body if Chlamydia is Left Untreated?

    Chlamydia is one of the most common Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the world today affecting mostly women than men because the infection can cause a great damage to the reproductive system of a woman. Aside from the fact that the infection is deadly and greatly affects women, it is also asymptomatic, exhibiting little or no symptoms in the affected individual, which is why most people walk around with the infection without getting the slightest idea that they are infected... → Continue reading
  5. The Early Symptoms of HIV AIDS in Men

    The early signs and symptoms of HIV in men are almost as seen in women, and these are experienced at the acute stage of the infection. Just like many other diseases and infection, HIV tells on its host as it continues to develop if adequate steps are not taken to curb its excesses. In most circumstances, people often experience no symptoms which is one of the many reasons why they live with HIV infection until it progresses to the... → Continue reading
  6. How Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Keeps Us Safe From STDs

    Post-exposure prophylaxis is the treatment given as a form of defense or protection following an exposure to a pathogen or a harmful substance. Post-exposure prophylaxis is also termed PEP. Its aim is basically to prevent harm or injury to the exposed person by the injurious agent. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, on the other hand, are sicknesses that are caused by organisms that, by themselves, are capable of great complications if not prevented. Though they can be treated, it is unpleasant... → Continue reading
  7. Condoms Can Save You From STDs

    A condom is a functional barrier usually made out of latex to stop the exchange of vaginal fluids, blood, and semen from one person to another during sexual intercourse. There are male and female condoms, and the correct use of either of the two can extremely reduce the probability of pregnancy and also the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Condoms have been in use since the 1560s or thereabouts. In 1855, rubber condoms became readily available with... → Continue reading
  8. The Four Deadly Stages of Syphilis

    Syphilis is well-known to be a sexually transmitted disease which presents with symptoms that are common as witnessed in other related diseases. Syphilis is caused by the pathogen, Treponema pallidum, and can be spread through direct contact of a broken skin with an infectious lesion especially through sexual activities. As far as the spread of syphilis is concerned, men are more susceptible to the disease than women. Presently, men who have sex with men are the highest risk population... → Continue reading
  9. Penile Discharge Is A Quick Symptom Of An STD Infection

    Penile discharge is quite broad; it covers every leaking or issuing out of fluid-like or mucous substances from a man's penis. The penis is an external male organ that serves as both a copulation and urinary organ. It sends semen and urine out from the body of a man, respectively. The penis delivers sperm during the act of sexual intercourse. When a man is sexually excited, the arteries of the penis fill up with blood and the penis becomes... → Continue reading
  10. Untreated HPV Can Lead to Penile Cancer

    The penis is an important organ in a human male that is necessary for copulation and for passing out urine. Penile cancer is the growth of abnormal cells that start from the skin of the penis and works its way into the penis. It is a very deadly condition and can spread to other areas of the body. Penile cancer is characterized by skin changes on the penis, swelling of the penis, and the formation of lumps under the... → Continue reading

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