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Mar
01
Date:   March 1st, 2019

HIV/AIDS does not have boundaries. It strikes both the poor and the rich; the young and the old; the literate and the illiterate and; children and adults.

 

Over the last few decades, false information, myths, and misconceptions have been articulated about HIV/AIDS.

Feb
26
Date:   February 26th, 2019

No one likes talking about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Sex has been considered to be so sacred and private that we shy away from any discussions about diseases and infections that are sexually transmitted.

Nov
16
Date:   November 16th, 2018

Best practices for HPV testing

 

New research on HPV testing gave the same results when Dr. Rachel and Dr. Constance engaged in the same kind of study as the UW Medicine researchers. However, the UW Medicine researchers stated that unlike the study by the Canadian study, the HPV –screening is more accurate at detecting cervical pre-cancers than relying on the existing use of Pap smear. By this, they hope that screening would be best used for primary diagnosis for cervical cancer in clinics and home care services.

Nov
13
Date:   November 13th, 2018

Strange ways that you can get an STI

 

Ways to get an STI

 

There are other methods of contracting these infections though rare and incredible. However, it is safer to prevent than treat.

Nov
09
Date:   November 9th, 2018

Drug resistant gonorrhea slowly establishing its roots

 

 Men at higher risk than women

 

Gonorrhea cases, often are prevalent in men and women under age of 25 and are treatable with certain antibiotics as observed in New Zeeland. Increased cases of resistance to antibiotics have been reported over time. This is closely linked to the increased use all over the state of molecular detection tests for gonorrhea and other STIs and this has in return reduced the samples that are submitted for culture and follow up screening. This makes it difficult for the clinicians to optimize treatment for each patient.

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