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Balanitis: The symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health

What is balanitis? Balanitis or balanoposthitis is a yeast infection of the tip of the penis. It can be described as an inflammation of the penis glans. But this condition can also result that the foreskin gets inflamed which intern can cover the head of the penis. Balanitis can be …

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Syphilis: The symptoms, treatment and complications

Sexual Health

What is syphilis? Syphilis is a stubborn, highly contagious STD. This disease is caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium called Treponema pallidum. This bacterium can live almost anywhere in the body and spreads fast. Syphilis can last for several years and lead to serious health complications such as death. How is it …

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What you need to know about crabs

Sexual Health

What is crabs? Crabs is also known as public lice or Pediculus Pubis. Each year millions of people get infected through sexual contact by these small, tan or whitish-grey parasites called Pthirus pubis that look like tiny versions of beach crabs. How do you get them? They attach themselves to …

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HIV-Aids: Symptoms, treatment and risks

Sexual Health

What is Aids? Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or Aids, is the last stage of an HIV infection and is a medical condition. It is during the last stage of HIV that opportunistic infections, and tumors that rarely affect people who have working immune systems will be affected and can lead …

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STD symptoms and treatment for Chlamydia

Sexual Health

Description Chlamydia trachomatis, or just chlamydia, is a common curable bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is caused by the pathogen bacterium. This bacteria affects the cervix in women and the urethra and rectum in woman and men. But it can been found in other areas, such as the lining …

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Learn an overview of HIV

Sexual Health

What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, mainly the T cells. The function of the T cells is to help the immune system fight off infections. But unlike other viral infections the body, even with treatment, can’t get rid of HIV totally. …

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Gonorrhea: Symptoms, Treatment and Complications

Sexual Health

Description Gonorrhea is a highly contagious sexually transmitted bacterial infection, sometimes referred to as the clap. The nickname refers to the previous treatment to clear the blockage in the urethra from gonorrhea pus, where the penis would be ‘clapped’ on both sides simultaneously. Although this treatment is not used anymore, …

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