Sexually transmitted diseases
In MEDIMUJER you find advice, recommendations, diagnosis and treatments about these diseases. Hereunder, you will see the most common:
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
It is the most common sexually transmitted infection. In general, HPV is inoffensive, but some types can cause genital warts or cancer.
Sometimes, some infections caused by “high-risk” types of HPV can become in cancer if they are not treated. Other kind of “low-risk” HPV can cause warts in the vulva, cervix, rectum, anus, penis, or scrotum.
Colposcopy is a specialized visual examination of the cervix, vagina (vaginoscopy) and vulva (vulvoscopy) surface. It helps to identify invisible alterations to the eye, and to take samples of the altered tissue.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects the genitals, buttocks, or anal area.
It is a common bacterial infection that is usually caught by having sex. Syphilis is easily cured with antibiotics, but it can cause permanent damage otherwise.
The test is called Venereal Disease Research Laboratory, and it is a blood test used to diagnose syphilis.
HIV is a retrovirus of the lentivirus family, while AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the most important disease caused by the HIV infection.
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