Archive for June, 2007

Symptoms of Herpes Simplex

One of the most common venereal diseases out there is the Herpes simplex virus. It is known to be comprised of two separate types of DNA viruses which are HSV-1 and HSV-2 respectively. The former (HSV-1) is the type which is known to cause oral lesions in approximately 80% of the diagnosed cases and the remaining 20% are reserved for the genital lesions. Statistics show that the general adult population has serologic infection with HSV-1 which means that the antibodies are targeted in this type …

Diagnostic Tests for Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of a protozoal nature. It is transmitted through sexual intercourse and its symptoms include a host of very uncomfortable irritations and mild burning sensations in the genitalia of those who are infected. The men who have Trichomoniasis usually do not exhibit any type of symptoms but when they do, they are in the form of temporary irritation inside the penis, slight burning after urination or ejaculation or a mild discharge from their genitals. Women, on the…

Syphilis: A Public Health Problem

Syphilis is considered to be one of the most horrible things that can happen to someone. Its symptoms include lesions, fever, sore throat, rashes which involve even the palms and soles and swollen lymph nodes. In the disease’s latter stages, the heart, skin, brain and bones may also be affected. If not for the presence of penicillin today, we would not be able to handle such a life-threatening disease.Nowadays, syphilis is looked at as something unique only to those people who are promiscu…