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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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Hepatitis A and its Complications

Hepatitis A Test

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 the infection. For some people, howeve…

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Hepatitis B and its Long Term Problems

Chronic Hepatitis B

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 Hepatitis B has been available since 1982 and…

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What You Need to Know about HIV

By STD Concern

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus responsible for AIDS. AIDS, which stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is a condition in which the immune system fails, allowing pathogens (referred to as opportunistic infections) and cancer to invade the body. HIV does not…

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Top Ten Reasons to get STD Testing

By STD Concern

There are many reasons why you should be tested if you think you have contacted a Sexually Transmitted Disease like avoiding future complications. This post will deal with the short and long term problems associated with untreated STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections).

There…

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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.  Additionally…

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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

HPV on Tablet

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?

Man and Woman 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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Hepatitis C Infection: Are You at Risk?

Doctor in Clinic

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 that’s the leading cause for liver transplants…

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Am I at Risk of an STI?

Doctors and Nurses in Hospital

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

Sad Woman with hands on Face

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

Young people in Bathing suits

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

Young people on Beach Laughing

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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