Tag: STD

Men at work staying healthy

Men at work staying healthy

Health, whilst sometimes out of our control can be maintained and improved through our lifestyle choices. This is important for people both at home and for women and men at work. Health Maintaining a healthy body is essential for a long and active life and whilst there are certain elements that are out of our [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Chlamydia

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease that can affect both men and women. Fortunately there is effective treatment for Chlamydia available. Overview Chlamydia is a bacterial infection and is an STD – sexually transmitted disease. It affects the genital region in both men and women equally but can also spread to infect the throat, [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Symptoms of STDs in Women

Symptoms of STDs in Women

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a group of diseases that are passed through contact with the anus, the genitalia and bodily fluids. The only exception is HIV/AIDS, which can be contracted through a transfusion of blood from an infected person. They cannot be transmitted through public toilet seats, residue left on doorknobs or by shaking [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Causes of Smelly Vaginal Discharge

Causes of Smelly Vaginal Discharge

Women, do not ignore smelly vaginal discharge. It is not a normal part of being a woman. This is often a symptom of a serious medical disorder such as a sexually transmitted disease or bacterial vaginosis. If discharge is accompanied by bleeding and it is not your period, call an ambulance, especially if you are [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Burning Vagina Sensations

Burning Vagina Sensations

Inflammation or infection present in the vagina, urinary tract or genital area can be a condition known as a burning vagina. Although the discomfort may be occurring in the surrounding areas rather than the vagina itself, it often feels as though the discomfort is in the vagina. The intensity of the burning vagina sensation can [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Bladder Infection Symptoms

Bladder Infection Symptoms

Bladder Infections are a lot more common in women than in men with around 20% of all women getting a bladder infection at least one time during their life. Cystitis and inflammation of the bladder are the names for bladder infections and the likelihood of men getting cystitis increases with age. If treated quickly bladder [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in Women and Men

Symptoms of Gonorrhea in Women and Men

Gonorrhea or the clap is a peculiar sexually transmitted disease (STD). Women who give birth vaginally can infect their newborns. About half the women and one-tenth of the men who have this STD never show any symptoms of gonorrhea. This means people without symptoms of gonorrhea can keep having sex or sharing sex toys with [...]

November 12, 2012 More
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 [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Molloscum Contagiosum

Molloscum Contagiosum

Molloscum Contagiosum is a skin condition and as you may have guessed from the name it is contagious. Symptoms vary in severity but there are ways in which it can be treated. Overview The molloscum contagiosum virus or MVC causes raised papules or nodules on the skin and is most commonly seen in children, 15 [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Student Health

Student Health

College students are a sizeable and diverse group of people. In 1995, one quarter of people in the United States between 18 and 24 years of age were either full- or part-time college students, making colleges and universities an important setting for addressing common health issues for young adults. In 2004, nearly 14 million students [...]

September 28, 2011 More
Rape

Rape

The Latin word “to steal or carry off” is rapere and described the behavior of ancient Romans who stole their wives from other tribes. Laws delivered by Moses in Deuteronomy 22:22-28 categorized rape and what occurred to victims and perpetrators. The tragedy of rape continues today of children, adolescents, and adults, including the very elderly. [...]

September 26, 2011 More

HIV transmission

HIV can be transmitted through blood, semen (including pre-seminal fluid or “pre-cum”), vaginal fluid, or breast milk. The most common modes are: sexual intercourse (anal, vaginal, or oral sex) with an HIV-infected person; sharing needles, syringes, or injection equipment with an injecting drug user (IDU) infected with HIV; and from HIV-infected women to babies before [...]

July 28, 2011 More