STDs

STDs during pregnancy

STDs during pregnancy

A pre-existing STD or a newly acquired STD during pregnancy is not only harmful to the mother but also for her baby. The strategy is to get rid of STD completely before conceiving or screen yourself for STD to get the best possible treatment at the earliest. We shall explain… Read more »

HIV infection: What are HIV and AIDS. Symptoms, HIV Transmission, Treatment, & Prevention

HIV infection: What are HIV and AIDS. Symptoms, HIV Transmission, Treatment, & Prevention

HIV infection The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that affects the immune system’s cells, thereby leading to the destruction of the body’s immunity. It’s a slow disease that can take 10-15 years to develop the final stage i.e., AIDS.  What’s the mode of infection? The human immune deficiency… Read more »

Genital herpes: HSV 1 & 2, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Genital herpes: HSV 1 & 2, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Overview of Genital herpes Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease causing ulceration of the sexual or the genital organs. These are contagious and are noted worldwide. It is mainly caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or by type 2 (HSV-2). Most commonly, genital herpes is caused… Read more »

AIDS – Transmission of HIV, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention.

AIDS – Transmission of HIV, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention.

Introduction to AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a life-threatening infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). According to the latest figures published in the UNAIDS/WHO 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update, an estimated 39.5 million people are living with HIV, worldwide. In 2006, 2.9 million people died of AIDS-related illnesses… Read more »

HIV Testing: Who Should Go For, Procedure & Results

HIV Testing: Who Should Go For, Procedure & Results

What is HIV testing? HIV testing is a simple blood test that helps determine whether the human immunodeficiency virus infects a person. In some cases, a saliva test may also be carried out. This virus can severely compromise the infected person’s immune system, making him susceptible to deadly infections and… Read more »