Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

Symptoms:

  • Fever, Chills, Rash, Night sweats, Muscle aches, Sore throat, Fatigue, Swollen lymph nodes, Mouth ulcers

Treatment:

  • There is currently no vaccine that will prevent HIV infection or treat those who have it.

Prevention:

  • There is currently no vaccine that will prevent HIV infection or treat those who have it.

Complications Later On:

  • if you are HIV-positive, treatment with a combination of HIV medicines (called antiretroviral therapy or ART) can improve your health and greatly lower the chance that you will pass HIV to your baby before, during, or after birth.

Source:

https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/prevention-research/vaccines/

Herpes

Symptoms:

  • Genital herpes sores usually appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth.

Treatment:

  • However, there are medicines that can prevent or shorten outbreaks. One of these herpes medicines can be taken daily, and makes it less likely that you will pass the infection onto your sex partner(s).

Prevention:

  • The only way to avoid STDs is to not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.

Complications Later On:

  • Herpes infection can be passed from you to your unborn child and cause a potentially deadly infection (neonatal herpes).

Source:

http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm

Chlamydia

Symptoms:

  • Women with symptoms may notice: An abnormal vaginal discharge; A burning sensation when urinating.
  • Symptoms in men can include: A discharge from their penis; A burning sensation when urinating; Pain and swelling in one or both testicles (although this is less common).

Treatment:

  • chlamydia can be cured with the right treatment. It is important that you take all of the medication your doctor prescribes to cure your infection.

Prevention:

  • sexually active young people are at a higher risk of getting chlamydia.

Complications Later On:

  • If you are pregnant and have chlamydia, you can pass the infection to your baby during delivery. This could cause an eye infection or pneumonia in your newborn.

Source:

http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm