Tag Archives: infections

Penile Inflammation

Penile Inflammation Information Inflammation of the Penis Experiencing¬†penile inflammation¬†can be painful, annoying and embarrassing for a man. If you have an inflamed penis, it can be a sign of a serious medical condition or a very minor problem. In either case, treatment must be sought to ensure proper diagnosis. You’ll be glad to learn that […]

Cranberries – Benefits for Healthy Urinary Tract

Cranberries and the Urinary Tract It is no secret that Native Americans have had knowledge of natural remedies to help heal the body. They have been using cranberries to help treat urinary tract infections for centuries. Medical research has shown that drinking cranberry juice may help prevent urinary tract infection. Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins, which can […]

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Information

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is disorder that involves infection of the uterus (a woman’s womb), the fallopian tubes which carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus where they can be fertilized, and the other reproductive organs. It is quite common and quite serious complication of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), particularly […]

Gonorrhea Information

You could have Gonorrhea and Not Even Know it! You can have Gonorrhea and not even know it! Gonorrhea ( Neisseria gonorrhoeae) is a sexually transmitted disease ( STD) whose symptoms are so subtle that they can easily be mistaken for another type of infection. Gonorrhea is caused by a bacterium which can grow and […]

Syphilis Information

Syphilis: The Great Imitator of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Syphilis ( Treponema pallidum) is a sexually transmitted disease ( STD) that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says is often called the great imitator because so many of its symptoms are sometimes indistinguishable from those of other diseases. Syphilis is passed through sexual contact from partner […]

Overview of STDs

An Overview of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sexually transmitted diseases referred to as STDs for short, are a group of diseases which can be spread through sexual activity with someone who has a sexually transmitted disease. An STD can be contracted from sexual activity of all types, whether vaginal, anal, or oral. Any type of sexual […]

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS: A Worldwide Deadly Sexually Transmitted Disease Epidemic HIV/AIDS has become a worldwide epidemic and number of infected people continues to grow rapidly. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the HIV virus, which kills or damages the cells of the body’s immune system, making people more susceptible to life-threatening diseases. AVERT, an international AIDS […]

Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes: What You Need to Know Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease ( STD) that is caused by the herpes simplex viruses. There are two types of these herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes simply called Type 1 (HSV-1) and Type 2 (HSV-2); however, most genital herpes is caused by Type 2 […]

Chlamydia, the most common STD

Chlamydia The Most Frequently Reported Sexually Transmitted Disease Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis ) is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted disease ( STD) of all the STDs in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), who states that approximately 2.8 million people report having Chlamydia every year. In addition, people can be […]