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  1. Signs of Gonorrhea in Men, Complications and Treatment

    Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection you can catch by having unprotected (not using a condom) vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected partner. You can catch Gonorrhea if you are a sexually active young adult, regardless of gender. Men, however, have a slightly lower risk of catching the Gonorrhea than women. In terms of percentage ratio, while women have a 50% risk of contracting Gonorrhea, the risk for men is at 20... → Continue reading
  2. The Many Ways Through Which People Get Chlamydia

    There are several sexually transmitted infections contracted from males to females, females to males or homosexual and bisexual partners. In effect, all it takes to transmit this bacteria is a simple contact with the genitals – be it penile, vaginal, anal, or even orally. Among the most common sexually transmitted infections or diseases is Chlamydia which is caused by the pathogen, Chlamydia trachomatis. It is mostly carried alongside the sperm cells with its associated fluid in a man or vaginal secretions... → Continue reading
  3. The Most Effective Antibiotics For Treating Chlamydia

    Antibiotics have been adjudged to be the best treatment for Chlamydia. Its effectiveness is almost 100% all the time. This may be debatable given that many people suffering from the infection do not take the prescriptions religiously. Antibiotics may be started once the prescription is given by a medical personnel based on the test results. Such tests may be confirmed at the hospital or even with home test kits. Various classes of persons could be given antibiotics for Chlamydia... → Continue reading
  4. Best Antibiotics for STDs

    Every grown-up person at one stage or the other of his or her life would have used one antibiotic or the other as prescribed by the doctor for certain symptoms noticed at one time or the other; however, not every adult has used antibiotics for STDs. Various kinds of antibiotics exist for STDs, some of the most important ones this article hopes to expose their features to the general public for a better understanding. Doxycycline This is an antibiotic for... → Continue reading
  5. All You Need to Know About Syphilis Sore

    The mere mention of this infection could be very scary especially to those who know less about the infectious disease. Syphilis sore, being a sexually transmitted disease which is caused by bacteria, may be passed from an infected person to an uninfected fellow during sexual intercourse. This transmission could also be as a result of the relationship between a mother and the baby in the womb or a blood transfusion. A person infected with syphilis sore – the obvious... → Continue reading
  6. Genital Discharge: The First Signs of Chlamydia Infection

    One of the prevalent symptoms of Chlamydia in both women and men is abnormal discharge. In women, abnormal vaginal discharge occurs as a symptom, while a white, cloudy or watery discharge from the penis occurs in men. The vaginal discharge is usually fluid made by glands inside the vagina and cervix and this fluid carry away dead cells and bacteria thereby keeping the vagina clean and helps prevent infections. However, when infections like Chlamydia occur, this vaginal discharge that... → Continue reading
  7. Oral Gonorrhea Is A Real Threat To Your Health

    Oral gonorrhea, which is also referred to as pharyngeal gonorrhea, is a sexually transmitted disease that it experienced largely among sexually active adults. This infection is occasioned by a gram-negative bacterium which spreads through body fluids and saliva. Some classes of adults still believe that the practice of oral sex is a shield against sexually transmitted disease. This is quite erroneous because oral sex can only prevent pregnancy but still expose the partners to infections just as in the... → Continue reading
  8. Yes! Herpes (HSV2) Can Be Transmitted During Oral Sex

    Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV2) is categorized as one of the two types of herpes viruses which are not usually transmitted by oral contacts. This does not mean that a large number of people do not get infected orally, given the fact that people who live with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to the disease than others with sound health. One of the easiest ways to recognize HSV2 is the evidence of sores and blisters transmitted after... → Continue reading
  9. Does Syphilis Affect The Mouth Too?

    Nearly 20 million new cases of syphilis disease affect people in the United States every year according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. These highly preventable diseases usually come with symptoms that affect the entire body system – including the mouth. If anyone showing signs of sexually transmitted infection (STI) symptoms, presumably they are considered to be infected with the sexually transmitted disease. Most often times than not, not all STDs are curable even if they happen... → Continue reading
  10. How to Identify Syphilis Blister

    Generally, blisters are pocket fluids between the upper layers of the skin caused by syphilis. There are other causes too like freezing, friction, chemical burns, and other infections. A person with blisters has the area of the skin filled with plasma, blood, pus, or serum, depending on the circumstances of its formation. This article would discuss blisters and how it relates to syphilis which is a sexually transmitted infection. Causes of syphilis blisters Syphilis blisters are occasioned by the... → Continue reading

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