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Trichomoniasis

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Symptoms, Transmission, and Treatment of Trichomoniasis

By STD Concern

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease or STD. It is sometimes referred to as trich or trichomonas, and it is caused by a parasite known as a trichomona. This parasite is commonly found in sexual fluids, in…

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Syphilis

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Symptoms, Transmission and Treatment of Syphilis

By STD Concern

Syphilis is a treatable but highly contagious sexually transmitted disease or STD. The bacteria Treponema pallidum causes this disease, which occurs in several phases. The stages of syphilis include primary, secondary, latent…

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HIV Virus

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What You need to Know about HIV

By STD Concern

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus responsible for AIDS. HIV does not directly cause death, but damages the immune system to such an extent that other infections, even common infections, can become fatal. People with HIV virus in …

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Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C Infection: Are You at Risk?

By Dr. Kristie

There’s a virus epidemic that has many health experts concerned – and it’s not swine flu. Deaths from the hepatitis C virus are expected to triple in the next twenty years as more people discover that they have this virus – a virus tha…

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Chlamydia

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Get the Facts on Chlamydia

By STD Concern

bacterial infection called chlamydia trachomatis and can be treated and cured with antibiotics. It's a very common STI, especially amongst 14-24 year olds. Chlamydia is often symptomless. Spread by vaginal fluids and semen, this infection ca…

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Hepatitis B

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Hepatitis B and its Long Term Problems

By STD Concern

Hepatitis B is a kind of viral infection that attacks the liver and can lead to life-long disability, cancer, or even death. It is transmitted through contact with blood or other body fluids that contain the virus. A vaccine against He…

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Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A and its Complications

By STD Concern

Hepatitis A is a type of virus that causes liver disease. It is transmitted through food and water in most cases and can lead to mild or severe illness. Most people who get hepatitis A recover fully and develop lifelong immunity because of t…

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Gonorrhea

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What you Need to Know about Gonorrhea

By STD Concern

Formally nicknamed "the Clap", gonorrhea is another bacterial infection that's spread through semen and vaginal fluids. It's caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This STI can also be successfully treated with antibiotics.…

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Genital & Oral Herpes

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Herpes the most Common STD

By STD Concern

Genital herpes is a very common STI, caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Symptoms will start showing up 4 days after exposure and last up to 4 weeks. Once you’re affected the following outbreaks tend to be milder. With or without s…

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Could Your Symptoms Signal an STI

By healthwriter

The CDC estimates that there are close to 20 million new STI infections each year in the United States. With sexually transmitted infections so prevalent, there is a real risk that if you have unprotected sex, you will contract one of these infections. While STIs are often asy…

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Do You Have Genital Warts

By Dr. Kristie

Did you know that genital warts are the most common form of sexually transmitted disease? It’s thought that about 10% of the general population in the United States has been infected with the virus that causes genital warts at some point in their life. It can be quite distressi…

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Can Vitamin D help Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

By Dr. Kristie

Is there any end to the wonder of vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin? Aptly named because the best source of it is the sun, this vitamin that also has hormone-like properties is showing some pretty impressive health benefits. Preliminary studies show it may reduce the risk of chr…

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Symptoms and Treatment of Genital Crabs

By Angie Papple

Genital crabs, also known as Pubic Lice or STD Crabs, are a relatively common - and easily treated - sexually transmitted disease.  What sets pubic lice apart from the rest of the sexually transmitted diseases is the fact that they aren't always transmitted sexually.  Addition…

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Four Simple Ways to Prevent a Cold Sore

By Dr. Kristie

Cold sores are both painful and unattractive but for many people they’re a fact of life. Those nasty little blisters are caused by the very common Herpes simplex virus. This virus lives a very comfortable life in nerve endings found on the skin until they’re inspired to wake …

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5 Things you should know about Human Papillomavirus

By Alexander Cothren

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses that includes more than a 100 strains or types, of which around 40 can be sexually transmitted.  The virus is most commonly transmitted by genital-to-genital contact during vaginal or anal sex but can also be …

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Can You Get Herpes From Kissing?

By Dr. Kristie

Oh, those painful cold sores! Cold sores - not to be confused with canker sores - are small, fluid-filled blisters that appear on the face, usually around the lips and mouth. They’re caused by a form of herpes virus called herpes simplex type one. This is distinct from herpes s…

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Am I at Risk of an STI?

By Healthwriter

Estimates suggest that over half the population will contract a sexually transmitted infection during their lifetime, but how do you avoid becoming another statistic? Anyone who is sexually active can contract an STI, but some factors place you at higher risk. By understanding…

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Five Complications of Untreated STI's

By Healthwriter

Although no one ever expects that they will acquire a sexually transmitted infection, STIs are common, with an estimated 20 million STIs contracted each year in the United States. These infections are most prevalent among the under 25s, but anyone can develop an STI if they d…

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9 Treatment Options for Genital Warts

By Dr. Kristie

Have you been diagnosed with genital warts? You're certainly not alone! Genital warts are now the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. If you have genital warts, what are your treatment options?

The good news is genital warts may go away without any…

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8 Sexually Transmitted Diseases You Need to Know About

By Dr. Kristie

If you’re sexually active, it pays to be well informed regarding sexually transmitted diseases and how they’re transmitted. Have you contemplated all the options when it comes to contracting sexually transmitted diseases? There are a variety of sexually transmitted diseases you…

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