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Spots of HSV herpes on the body
Several victims have HSV-1 that's the main cause of oral herpes than the HSV-2 virus. The location of the Herpes infection type is the significant difference between HSV-2 and HSV-1 infections. With cold sores appearing on the facial skin around the lips, they also spread as lesions around the genital region. In the number of sexually active people between 14 and 49 years of age, there are over one in six people with genital herpes infection.
Flu symptoms are warning signs of Herpes
The good thing about contracting Herpes is the sign of flu as early detection method after sexual intercourse. Muscle aches and nausea are some symptoms of Herpes virus. It is estimated that 90 percent of herpes infections escape diagnosis; the flu-like symptoms may spark a sign of an impending herpes infection outbreak. HSV-type 2, and HSV-type 1, cause sores in the genital area and blisters on the facial skin.
Link between Chlamydia and Ovarian Cancer
As revealed by two diverse cohorts and control groups, a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer is doubled by a history of Chlamydia infection. Based on the level approved for serum levels of Chlamydia plasmid-encoded Pgp3 (a serologic marker of Chlamydia infection), the odds ratio for ovarian cancer ranked as high as 2.53 versus the control groups. While assessing two cohorts of women with other cut points, the ovarian cancers odds ratio varied from 1.43 to 2.25.
Despite the prevalent rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs), many sexually active people who are exposed to these infections don't see the need to get a test; this was revealed by an industry-sponsored survey. The group, Quest Diagnostics is known for interpreting and conducting medical lab test for STDs. One of its findings from a test conducted on 4,500 young women and their healthcare providers showed a shocking pattern of their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.
According to health services providers, same day STD testing is available for people to know their status. A surefire way to underestimate STDs risk is when people are shy to discuss young sexually transmitted diseases with their doctors. According to a survey by Quest Diagnostics; when proper dialogue fails, false beliefs and wrong details about STDs will boost negative records across the country.