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Date:   August 17th, 2018

Chancroid and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus



Individuals who were seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus were found to have increased numbers of ulcers caused by Haemophilus ducreyi. Also it has been noted that in countries with high cases of HIV infection, chancroid is the most frequent infection leading to genital ulcer diseases unlike in areas with low HIV prevalence.

Date:   August 14th, 2018

How Does Chlamydia Affect Birth Outcomes?



In a study, three birth outcomes, i.e. still birth where the baby died in the womb after 20 weeks of gestation, unplanned preterm birth where the woman went into labor and gave birth before 37 weeks gestation and babies underweight where they are in the lowest 10% of birth weight by gestation and sex have been used to show the effects of these infections.

Date:   August 10th, 2018

Treatment Options for Syphilis



Though old timely it is still real to contract syphilis as reported by Dr Gillian. She says that people should not be ignorant that it is a disease of the sailors since its infection is affecting the whole population and its rise amounting to 20%.

Date:   August 7th, 2018

Gonorrhea Is the Most Prevalent STD in Canada



Through technology, it is easier to find sex and more so anonymous sex online. It is also possible to be connected to different sexual partners. Furthermore, it has been realized that the gay community is notorious at engaging in condom less sex and thus faces the highest risk to STIs.

Date:   August 3rd, 2018

What Causes The Increase In STDs?



For this reason, the people who are active sexually are encouraged to go for testing and take up treatment if need be. “Regular testing and sticking to specific sex partners should help manage this crisis,” said Joni Hensley. It was observed that Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were prevalent in this state with a higher rate of infection being among men who have sex with men and also in women at the age of 20-24 years being more susceptible to Chlamydia infection.

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