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Syphilis in Women

Syphilis in Women

What are the signs and symptoms of syphilis? Syphilis infection, when untreated, progresses through different clinical stages with characteristic signs and symptoms. After the first infection, symptoms typically develop at around 21 days after the infection, but they may appear anywhere from 10 to 90 days following infection. Primary syphilis The first, or primary, stage […]

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Genital Herpes in Women (Symptoms, Signs, Treatment)

Genital Herpes in Women (Symptoms, Signs, Treatment)

Genital herpes in women definition and facts Illustration of the herpes virus. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease or sexually transmitted infection (STD or STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Herpes simplex virus causes genital herpes by entering the skin or mucous membranes through microscopic breaks in the skin and mucous membranes. There are […]

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Scientists ID Clue in Effort to Contain Herpes Virus

Scientists ID Clue in Effort to Contain Herpes Virus

Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An inflammatory protein may play a part against the spread of sexually transmitted genital herpes virus in the nervous system, a new study says. The findings could help lead to improved treatment of herpes, according to the researchers at the University of Arizona College […]

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‘Hey, What Is This?’: Social Media, Not Docs, Increasingly Diagnosing STDs

‘Hey, What Is This?’: Social Media, Not Docs, Increasingly Diagnosing STDs

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The HIV test came back positive and the patient, full of fear and denial, took to the STD forum on the popular social media site Reddit. “I’m really scared because they said my results showed ‘HIV-1 Confirmation.’ I have to […]

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Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The use of birth control pills is associated with more depressive symptoms such as crying, sleeping and eating problems in teen girls, a new study finds. Latest Sexual Health News It included more than 1,000 participants in the Netherlands whose use of birth control pills was assessed at […]

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Chlamydia Can Harm Male Fertility

Chlamydia Can Harm Male Fertility

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Undiagnosed chlamydia infection can harm male fertility, a new study suggests. “Chlamydia infection has been associated with women’s infertility but much less is known about its impact on male infertility, particularly if men do not experience symptoms, which is estimated to be in about […]

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US STD Rates Reach All-Time High

US STD Rates Reach All-Time High

By Karina Lichtenstein on 10/15/2019 1:43 PM Latest Sexual Health News Source: MedicineNet Health News STD rates in the U.S. have increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching an all-time record high, according to 2018 data from the CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. Approximately 2.5 million combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were […]