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Symptoms, Complications and Treatment of Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is the oldest known sexually transmitted infection, first time described already in the 14th century when it became known as the clap, a term still used today. Although the total number of cases in the US has been declining since the late 1980s, still more than 300,000 new cases are reported each year. However, it is estimated that there are as many new cases of gonorrhea each year that are not reported to the […]

Symptoms, Complications and Treatment of Chlamydia

Chlamydia happens to be the most widespread sexually transmitted disease in the US and most other countries of the western world, carrying serious health implications. The infection spreads easily because many patients do not realize they have it, which is due to the lack of symptoms. About 75% of women and 50% of men with this disease never experience any symptoms, therefore, the majority of chlamydia infections go unrecognized. Nonetheless, experts estimate that there are […]

What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection?

HPV, which is short for human papilloma virus, is the virus that causes warts. There are many different strains of HPV – which type of wart you get will depend on the strain of HPV that you’ve been infected with. The most common types of wart are: Common warts (Verruca vulgaris), which typically appear on your face or hands as raised lumps with a roughened, almost cauliflower-like appearance Plantar warts (Verruca plantaris). These are the […]