What is Herpes Zoster?

November 15, 2013

This is not true Herpes because the virus which is responsible for the infection is not a stain of HSV. The virus responsible is called Varicella zoster virus or VZV which causes Chickenpox. It’s popularly referred to as Shingles or Zona. The acute stage of infection by this virus is called chickenpox, but it has […]

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Free Home STD testing kits- Are They Really Free?

October 18, 2013

Many people do not mind to put a lot of effort and time to get a “FREE Home STD Test Kit.” It takes a lot of time to find out the source online, to register a personal account, to book a kit, to receive the kit by post, collect the test sample, to post it […]

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How STI and STD Counseling can Keep You Sane When STD Stares on Your Face

October 5, 2013

The thought of getting tested for STD is scary especially when one needs to undergo some form of HIV test. Some of  the preconceived notions about STD, particularly HIV or AIDS is dead wrong, but people believe hear-say a lot. The  HIV condition is treatable if one seeks treatment in time. So, it’s very important […]

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Can you trust an over the counter HIV test kit?

October 3, 2013

People who don’t want to worry over doctors or needles often prefer a over the counter HIV test kit. Is there an over the counter AIDS test? Yes. You buy  a test kit from market  and conduct the HIV test at home. Some people call it Oraquick HIV testing. This kit has gained credibility after […]

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HIV Testing: Concept of HIV Testing

April 23, 2013

When the Human Immunodeficiency Virus enters a fresh victim it immediately starts the process of incubation. This process takes 2 days to 2 weeks; in some cases as long as 3 months. This actually is a fast replication process for the virus. Concept of HIV Testing The virus uses the host cells as resources to […]

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HIV Symptoms: Early Symptoms of HIV

April 22, 2013

Approximately 10 to 60% of people who are infected with HIV don’t show any symptoms. Absence of these symptoms doesn’t rule out a HIV infection. So don’t assume that you’re HIV negative just because you don’t have any of the following symptoms. HIV symptoms don’t confirm an infection by the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus. The main […]

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What is HIV?

February 16, 2013

HIV is an acronym which stands for “Human Immunodeficiency Virus.” The seat of attack of this virus is the human immune system. The white blood corpuscles which are the main agents of protection for humans against diseases are the first target. The weakening of the immune system is abrupt, it’s gradual. It takes much time […]

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Gonorrhea Symptoms in Men and Women

January 23, 2013

  Gonorrhea is very similar to Chlamydia in its pathogenesis and symptoms. Both these STDs are caused by bacteria, so they are similar to other sexually transmitted diseases caused by bacterial infections. Main characteristics of Chlamydia symptoms is the absence of any bothering or painful  complains during initial infection. Gonorrhea shares very similar characteristics with […]

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What is Gonorrhea?

January 18, 2013

Gonorrhea is the second most common STD in the human race only next to Chlamydia.  It’s the result of the infection by bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The spread of this sexually transmitted disease is enormous. In US alone there are 700,000 fresh cases every year as per the official report. The actual cases are most likely […]

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Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test

January 13, 2013

When people go for either a Chlamydia test or a Gonorrhea test, they always go for a combined “Chlamydia and Gonorrhea test.” The main reason for that is that both the tests are quite similar. Additionally, Chlamydia symptoms are very similar to Gonorrhea symptoms, so it’s only wise to test for both infections together to […]

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