Tag: HIV

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

What is Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy? The white matter within the brain contains some cells that make a substance known as myelin. Myelin is essential for insulating the nerve cells. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy is a disease that targets these myelin-producing cells and can therefore be defined as a disease of the white matter of the brain. [...]

November 12, 2012 More
In Vitro Fertilization Surrogacy

In Vitro Fertilization Surrogacy

Surrogacy is often the last choice for women who are unable to get pregnant or successfully carry their pregnancy. In vitro fertilization surrogacy aims to solve ethical questions associated with surrogacy. Indications for IVF Surrogacy During surrogacy, the infertile couples try to have a baby by artificially inserting the sperm of the male partner into [...]

November 12, 2012 More
The AIDS Virus – Everything You Need to Know

The AIDS Virus – Everything You Need to Know

Although a lot of advancements have been made in preventing the spread of the AIDS virus and caring for it, a lot people still don’t know much about it. What is AIDS? The AIDS virus comes from the HIV virus and stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. This is how it happens: several weeks after [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Hepatitis B vaccine

Hepatitis B vaccine

Hepatitis B is a very serious condition that affects the liver and is very contagious. Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus. It may cause short term illness or long term infection and is easily contracted through contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, it is also [...]

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Treatment of Hemophilia

Treatment of Hemophilia

Hemophilia usually cause premature death in patients, many of those being children. Until as recently as a few decades ago many hemophilia patients suffered a premature death as a result of their condition. Unfortunately many of these deaths were in children – the result of injury or surgery. However, in recent year’s hemophilia treatment has [...]

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases are on the Increase

Sexually Transmitted Diseases are on the Increase

This information was supplied by the HIV and Aids Charity Avert.org and it is a clear indication that the idea of safe sex has all but been abandoned by our youth. Sexually Transmitted diseases are on the increase 16-24 year olds most at risk Syphilis has increased by 607% since the year 2000 HIV is [...]

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What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

Stevens Johnson syndrome is a very severe condition that attacks the immune system and causes the death of cells. It is thought to be a hypersensitivity complex, and generally affects the skin and mucus membranes of the human body. It can range in severity, sometimes being a fatal disorder (the mortality rate is 1-3%). Less [...]

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Yasmin Side Effects

Yasmin Side Effects

Yasmin side effects can include experiencing some breakthrough bleeding. Should the breakthrough bleeding carry on continuously and/or is heavy make an appointment with your doctor. It is also important to be breast aware, therefore check for any lumps on the breasts yourself. Because of these risks breast check ups are a requirement when taking yasmin. [...]

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How to Identify and Treat a Vaginal Yeast Infection

How to Identify and Treat a Vaginal Yeast Infection

A vaginal yeast infection can easily be confused with or misdiagnosed as other conditions such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. The problems often cause symptoms similar to those caused by a vaginal yeast infection. In order to be able to correctly identify your condition and seek the appropriate treatment, educate yourself by learning about the [...]

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Symptoms of Meningitis That You Can’t Ignore

Symptoms of Meningitis That You Can’t Ignore

Membranes surrounding the brain and spinal chord are called meninges. When this tissue becomes inflamed from a bacterial, viral or fungal infection, the patient gets meningitis or meningococcal disease. Sometimes doctors may call it cerebrospinal meningitis. But whatever you call it, this is a potentially deadly condition, especially for small children. Some strains of meningitis [...]

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Is Pneumonia Contagious?  What you Need to Know

Is Pneumonia Contagious? What you Need to Know

Is pneumonia contagious? Well, pneumonia comes in two forms; viral and bacterial and they are both contagious. In as much as they are both contagious, when passing infection from one person to another, usually causes a weaker infection such as a cold or mild flu. Virus and bacteria are very small pathogens and are responsible [...]

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Is Pneumonia Contagious?

Is Pneumonia Contagious?

If a person has pneumonia some germs can spread to other people. These germs may cause a mild infection. But the big question remains. Is pneumonia contagious? These germs don’t actually cause pneumonia. Normally symptoms of a cold or other mild infection appear. The answer to the question is pneumonia contagious is unclear. Pneumonia is [...]

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Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

The bacteria which is in the digestive system is usually the cause of many urinary tract infections and it is thought this bacteria may be spread via the anus into the urethra. When bacteria multiplies it can pass through to the urinary tract and cause infections, such as, ureteritis, cystitis, urethritis and pyelonephritis. Women tend [...]

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Vaginal Yeast Infection: Causes and Symptoms

Vaginal Yeast Infection: Causes and Symptoms

Healthy vaginas contain many strains of bacteria and a certain number of yeast cells, usually of the strain Candida albicans. But when a woman is sick with an illness such as diabetes or HIV, the yeast cells reproduce wildly. Yeast cells can also reproduce wildly if a woman is taking hormone therapy, taking antibiotics (which [...]

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia

Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that can leave women infertile. This disease is spread through two ways. The most common way is through any kind of intimate contact with an infected person’s genitals, including anal or oral sex. The second way is less common. Babies can be born with chlamydia if their mothers are [...]

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Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

As two of the most common STI’s, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are often grouped together and often co-exist together. Who does Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea affect? Chlamydia, in most cases present itself first and I thought to affect 3-4 million people every year. Gonorrhoea in most reported cases occurs following an individual being infected with Chlamydia. There [...]

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Syphilis

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis is a potentially progressive disease that if untreated may cause debilitating disease of the entire body. Syphilis currently is of particular concern because it is believed to increase the transmission of HIV. Syphilis is transmitted during sexual or nonsexual contact with a [...]

October 5, 2011 More
Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection

Yeast vaginitis (candidiasis) is an infection or inflammation of the vagina caused by a fungus, usually the yeast-like fungus Candida albicans (C. albicans). It is the second most common type of vaginal infection. It is estimated that approximately 75% of all women in the United States will have a yeast infection at least once in [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis, caused by a one-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T gondii), is one of the most widespread infections in the world, affecting roughly 50% of the world’s population, regardless of gender. Generally a mild, harmless infection, tox-oplasmosis is of grave concern to two groups of patients: pregnant women and those with suppressed immune systems, due [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy

Currently, approximately 15 million girls under the age of 20 in the world have a child each year. Estimates are that 20-60% of these pregnancies in developing countries are mistimed or unwanted. In the united States, the percent of teenage pregnancies that are unintended is estimated at 78%. The rates of teen pregnancy are not [...]

September 28, 2011 More