Sexually Transmitted Diseases by Leanne Currie-McGhee

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People look at it the way they would look at hypertension or diabetes. You don’t want it, but if you do get it, it’s not the death sentence that it was 20 years ago. ,” February 27, 2007. com. Jaffe is the head of the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. “ My day starts very early in the morning, I get up at around about 6 o’clock to take my medication. Once I take my medication I can go back to bed and sleep off some of the side effects and be ready to get to school.

How Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Affects Women 50 What Are the Dangers of Sexually Transmitted Diseases? 8 million people were newly infected with chlamydia in 2005 compared to the 976,445 new cases that were reported. 51 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Common Infections Among People with HIV 52 What Are the Dangers of Sexually Transmitted Diseases? 1 billion annually. • A person who has been infected with gonorrhea and cured is not protected from getting another infection. A new exposure to gonorrhea will cause reinfection, even if the person was previously treated.

Chlamydia and gonorrhea account for nearly 66 percent of epididymitis, an inflammation of the epididymis, the tubular structure that connects the testicle with the vas deferens. • If not adequately treated, 20 to 40 percent of women infected with chlamydia and 10 to 40 percent of women infected with gonorrhea may develop PID, according to the CDC’s STD Surveillance 2006 report. Facts and Illustrations • According to the CDC, approximately three to six weeks after infection with syphilis, a chancre (a lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly an ulcer sore with a hard base) appears in the genital area where syphilis first entered the body.

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