Archive for May, 2007

Transmission of Primary Syphilis

You’ve about syphilis either through the Internet or maybe on the television. But it is a real sexually transmitted disease. It is essentially caused by a bacterium that is a spiral-shaped spirochete whose name is Treponema pallidum. The disease has already had several nicknames attributed to it including the “Great Pox” and “French Disease”. Syphilis is known throughout history and the field of literature because it has been presently prominent for the last several…

How To Deal With Pubic Lice

Normally, if you are diagnosed to have a sexually transmitted disease, you will probably go into a fit of panic and maybe start thinking about your remaining days as well as your last will and testament. However, not all sexually transmitted diseases are like the well-known killer, AIDS. One example of such is crab louses. They are also known as “crabs” because of their resemblance to the sea-dwelling creatures. They are actually small, hard-to-detect insects. Their common name is Ph…

Scientists are Finding New Ways of Combating HIV

AIDS has become a growing scourge globally. An HIV infections have been found to lead into the disease that until now, still has no effective cure. The only way that the disease is being fought today is through prevention as well as slowing the advance of HIV infections in the early stages to somehow delay its development into full-blown AIDS. Many scientists have continued studying ways on how to combat HIV infections, before it leads to AIDS. This is the stage that many scientists believe they…

Hepatitis B, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus. It was originally known as “serum hepatitis” and has caused epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa. It is said that up to a third of the world’s population have been exposed to the virus, although 3 to 6% have become affected.Symptoms of the acute illness caused by the virus include liver inflammation, vomiting, jaundice, and, rarely, death. Chronic hepatitis B may cause liver cirrhosis, which may lead to liv…

HIV Treatment Information

Studies on semen quality among HIV-infected men have yielded inconsistent results due to the biases inherent in some studies. To provide a conclusive proof in this case, a group of researchers from Toulousse, France, investigated the semen parameters among HIV-1-infected patients and compare their sperm characteristics with those of a controlled group of fertile, non-infected men.Factors implicated in semen alterations in HIV-1 patients were also analyzed, 91% of them are undergoing antiretrovir…

Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)

As one of the venereal diseases that anybody can be infected with, Lymphogranuloma venereum or LGV is an STD or sexually transmitted disease that mainly targets and attacks the lymphatics. This particular disease was first observed back in the 1800s when it was becoming more prominent during the day. The specific symptoms that accompany an infection with LGV are climatic bubo, poradenitis inguinales, Durand-Nicolas-Favre disease, lymphogranuloma inguinale, strumous bubo, tropical bubo and lympho…

Donovanosis, The Neglected Disease

Also called Granuloma Inguinale, Donovanosis is a bacterial disease that causes lesions, ulcers, mutilation, and destruction of internal and external tissue, as well as leakage of mucous and blood. The destructive nature of this disease seriously increases the risk of contracting other diseases.Donovanosis has reached endemis proportions in many underdeveloped regions of the world. Because of the scarcity of medical treatment, the disease is often neglected and allowed to reach morbid stages of …

Scabies, Sexually Transmitted Infection

Basically, scabies is a transmissible skin infection caused by a certain type of mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that causes burrows on the skin, extreme itching, and secondary infection.The skin mite produces intense, itchy skin rashes when the impregnated female tunnels into a layer of skin and deposits eggs in the burrow. Once the eggs are hatch, between 3 to 10 days, the larvae move about on or within the skin, molt into a nymphal stage, and then mature into adult mite where they live on the skin f…

Understanding Genital Herpes

Venereal diseases are nuances which simply cannot be ignored for one reason—it is physically impossible to ignore them. One example of a venereal disease which fits such as description is the Herpes virus. This is a particular virus which causes a person to have painful sores and blisters. One version of the virus is called “Herpes simplex” because it causes a person to have cold sores around the mouth. Another type of the virus is genital herpes which is herpes around the sexu…