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PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease- What is PID? Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a general term that refers to infection of the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes (tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus) and other reproductive organs. It is a common and
(January 08, 2008)
Syphilis- What is syphilis? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called “the great imitator” because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other
(January 08, 2008)
Trichomoniasis - What is trichomoniasis?   Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects both women and men, although symptoms are more common in women.   How common is trichomoniasis?   Trichomoniasis is the most common curable STD in young,
(January 08, 2008)
HPV- What is genital HPV infection? Genital HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Human papillomavirus is the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains or types. More
(January 08, 2008)
Genital Herpes- What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms
(January 08, 2008)
Gonorrhea- What is gonorrhea?   Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the
(January 08, 2008)
Chlamydia and LGV - What is chlamydia??   Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause
(January 08, 2008)
BV - Bacterial Vaginosis- What is bacterial vaginosis? Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the name of a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. It is sometimes accompanied by discharge,
(January 08, 2008)
Hepatitis A Treament Guidelines- Hepatitis A, caused by infection with HAV, has an incubation period of approximately 28 days (range: 15–50 days). HAV replicates in the liver and is shed in high concentrations in feces from 2 weeks before to 1 week after the onset of
(November 02, 2007)
Hepatitis B Fact Sheet-What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by a virus which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV).How common is hepatitis B? One out of 20 people in the United States have been infected
(November 02, 2007)
     

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