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  • STDs And HIV Frequently Asked Questions

    Are STDs associated with HIV? You are more likely to contract HIV or transmit the disease to other sexual partners if you have an STD. People in the U.S. who have syphilis, herpes, or gonorrhea often also have HIV or are at a higher risk of getting HIV. Why does having STDs put you at

  • HIV AIDS Fact Sheet

    HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.  It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) if not treated.  Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid of HIV completely, even with treatment.  So, once you get HIV, you have it for life. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the

  • Fact Sheet for Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a common STD (or sexually transmitted disease), and both men and women can get infected. If left untreated, it is capable of causing serious and permanent damage to the reproductive system of a woman and possible affect her ability to conceive. In simple terms, untreated chlamydia can make it extremely difficult or almost

  • About STDs

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another by sexual contact. Sexual contact includes vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, oral-genital contact, skin-to-skin contact in the genital area, kissing, and the use of sex aids such as vibrators. These diseases usually affect the genital area, including the penis or vagina. Examples

  • CDC Fact Sheet On Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, is an infection that affects women and can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that are left untreated. 1 in 8 women who have a history of experiencing PID have difficulties with getting pregnant. If you know how to properly protect yourself, then you can prevent PID. What is

  • Essential Facts About Gonorrhea

    Any sexually active individual runs the risk of contracting gonorrhea. Gonorrhea can cause serious health consequences if it is not treated correctly; it can be cured with the right medication. Understanding Gonorrhea Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that can affect both men and women at any age. It can cause serious infections in the

  • Hepatitis and Laboratory Testing

    Hepatitis refers to the condition where the liver becomes inflamed. In most cases, the disease is caused when the liver gets infected by certain viruses. However, it can also be as a result of exposure to chemicals, prescription or over-the-counter drugs, inherited diseases, heavy alcohol use, fatty buildup in the liver, or autoimmune disease.   The

  • About HIV

    HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) if not treated. Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid of human immunodeficiency virus completely, even with treatment. So, once you get human immunodeficiency virus, you have it for life. HIV attacks the body’s

  • A Fact Sheet About Trichomoniasis

    Most of those with trichomoniasis don’t show any symptoms. What Specifically Is Trichomoniasis Anyway? Trichomoniasis is also known just as ‘trich’, but whatever you refer to it as, it’s a sexually transmitted disease. It’s also a very frequently diagnosed STD. The source of it is an infection that has a protozoan parasite known as trichomonas

  • What Everyone Needs To Know About Syphilis

    Syphilis is an STD (a sexually transmitted disease) that has the potential to cause severe health problems if it isn’t treated.  Syphilis Defined Syphilis is an infectious disease with potentially serious consequences if it remains untreated. Syphilis spreads through sexual contact. The disease is divided into stages: primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary. Different stages of

  • Important Information Regarding Genital HPV Infection

    The most common sexually transmitted infections among Americans is known as human papilloma virus (HPV). It is important to note that some health issues associated with HPV are preventable by vaccine. Basic Information About HPV HPV holds the title as the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the U.S. There are many different types

  • Fact Sheet On Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). A majority of people who have this virus do not have any symptoms. However, even when there are no signs of this disease, herpes may still be spread to the sex partners of the infected person. What is genital herpes? It is a type of sexually