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  1. The Side Effects of HIV On Your Body

    The Side Effects of HIV On Your Body
    You must be familiar with HIV, but perhaps not know if it is, in any way, affecting your body. Technically known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, it destroys the CD4+ cells in the body, which are critical to our immune system. These cells are mainly responsible for keeping us healthy from common infections and diseases. HIV gradually weakens the body’s natural defense system, as it prevails, symptoms start showing up. It is imperative to learn what happens as the... → Continue reading
  2. Chlamydia Signs and Symptoms

    Chlamydia Signs and Symptoms
    Chlamydia is one of the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted infections in the United States, according to CDC reports. The infection is spread easily between sexual partners because it is rarely accompanied by obvious symptoms. CDC estimates that about 2.86 million infections occur annually. Many people get infected with chlamydia but fail to seek treatment because they are not aware of the symptoms, or the symptoms fail to appear in the first place. Unfortunately, serious complications can arise... → Continue reading
  3. Where You Can Buy STD Rapid Test Kits

    Where You Can Buy STD Rapid Test Kits
    Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread nowadays and it has caused a number of epidemics in various parts of the world. For that reason, we must find a way to stop and avoid that, and help those that have been affected. These days, some of the most common STDs include HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia. These four have stricken several millions of people worldwide, and that number is indeed alarming. Know your status to prevent yourself from infections In order... → Continue reading
  4. What Are The Four Stages Of HIV?

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is one of the most feared and notorious disease today. It can infect anyone, regardless of age, weight, height, or nationality. It is labeled as a pandemic illness because of its ability to quickly spread from one person to another. HIV has two types : the HIV-1 and the HIV-2. The HIV-1 spreads around faster and is the reason for the global infection. According to Jennifer L. Weinberg and Carrie L. Kovarik, MD in AMA Journal... → Continue reading
  5. HIV Rash And How To Treat It

    Most of the times people get to know that they have HIV after they take tests for the symptoms that probably showed up a few months ago. 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 as reported in numerous cases are rashes or lesions on the body of the patient. The reason for this is not far-fetched since rashes... → Continue reading
  6. The 13 signs of HIV

    At the onset of HIV infection, at least 90% of people infected with HIV will start experiencing symptoms that will tell them something is wrong with their body. If you know you are at risk of possibly having any sexually transmitted disease, this is the right time to get checked. 40% to 90% of people who had chanced exposure to HIV, experience flu-like symptoms known as an acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) a month or two after HIV entered the body... → Continue reading
  7. Chlamydia and Gay Men

    According to an online journal called Sexually Transmitted Infections, gay men are not safe from Chlamydia. Chlamydia is often associated with women because it easily infects their urethra. However, a new study reveals that Chlamydia also grows in the rectum. For this reason, gay men must always do a rectal test as part of their health care routine. Men with HIV are also positive with rectal Chlamydia According to CDC, Chlamydia is one of the most common types of sexually... → Continue reading
  8. Very Reliable: Herpes Simplex Blood Test

    What is herpes simplex virus? Herpes simplex virus is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) responsible for sores on the mouth or genitals. The sores can be excruciating, however, the virus normally does not lead to serious health implications. Herpes is a lifelong infection that, in most cases, remains latent for a larger portion in the life of an infected person. The herpes simplex virus is typically manifested in 2 strains: Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV... → Continue reading
  9. 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
  10. STD Statistics In The UK

    Some STD facts and stats in the United Kingdom If you live in the United Kingdom, knowing about the status of STDs in your area might help you make better decisions when it comes to sex. Here are some important facts and numbers that you might want to know: - The number of Chlamydia cases per year has increased by more than twice in the past decade. In 2008, almost 125,000 Chlamydia cases were reported. - Syphilis has the... → Continue reading

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