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Date:   August 21st, 2018

What Are the Symptoms of Genital Herpes?



Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 viruses i.e. HSV-1 and HSV-2. The HSV-2 is often associated with genital herpes while HSV-1 causes oral herpes. However, all of them can lead to outbreak of painful blisters in your crotch.HSV-2 has been more common in women than men since it is more easily transmitted from men to women during intercourse.

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.

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