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HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus

President Obama Signs Ryan White HIV/AIDS Act

The President talks about the legacy of Ryan White as he reauthorizes the landmark bill named in his honor that helps provide medical treatment to more than half a million Americans living with HIV/AIDS. October 30, 2009

Obama AIDS/HIV Commercial

A group of nursing students from Indiana University East were assigned to create a political commercial displaying healthcare issues that either McCain or Obama advocated. They chose to do our project on Obama and his plans for the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.

HIV Symptoms

Becky Kuhn, M.D., describes the symptoms of AIDS. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the symptoms include:
* “rapid weight loss”
* “dry cough”
* “recurring fever or profuse night sweats”
* “profound and unexplained fatigue”
* “swollen lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck”
* “diarrhea that lasts for more than a week”
* “white spots or unusual blemishes on the tongue, in the mouth, or in the throat”
* “pneumonia”
* “red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids”
* “memory loss, depression, and other neurological disorders”

If you have one or more of these symptoms, does it necessarily mean you are infected with HIV or have developed AIDS? No. Many common diseases can cause one or more of these symptoms. For example, most people with a fever or sore throat are probably just experiencing common illnesses such as the cold, influenza, or mononucleosis. A person is only diagnosed if they are confirmed HIV+ and also either have a CD4 count under 200 or have an opportunistic infection that is indicative of a weakened immune system. So don’t panic. But if you have any of these symptoms and think theres even the slightest chance you might ever have been exposed to HIV, you should see a doctor and ask to be tested for HIV. Remember, the CDC recommends that all adults be tested for HIV regardless of whether they believe they have any risk factors or exposure to HIV and regardless of whether they have any symptoms of HIV/AIDS. Get tested!



Chlamydia Infection

Chlamydia infection is caused by a specific bacteria found in semen and vaginal fluid.
The bacteria is easily passed from person to person by sexual contact.
Chlamydia infection is the commonest sexually transmitted infection today. It is commoner in younger people, but anyone who is sexually active can get it.

It usually does NOT cause any symptoms in men or women.
But sometimes there may be –
In women:
– a vaginal discharge
– pain on passing urine
– unexpected vaginal bleeding
– lower abdominal pain

And in men:
– again, pain on passing urine
– a cloudy discharge from the penis
– or painful testicles

If you have any of these symptoms you must attend a doctor or local clinic for testing.
It is important also that your partner attends.
Without any symptoms it may be important to get tested if for instance
– you have had unprotected sex with a new partner
– a sexual partner tells you they have a sexually transmitted infection

Testing involves taking a swab (like a cotton wool bud) from affected areas

Treatment is usually simple and involves a course of antibiotic tablets — normally doxycycline. You should avoid sexual contact until both you and your partner have finished treatment.
It is important to treat chlamydia infection because if left it can spread to other parts of the body causing more long term, serious problems. In women it can involve the womb and this may lead to infertility.


Signs of Gonorrhea

Symptoms of gonorrhea include inflammation of the throat, urinary tract, bladder, penis or vagina. Discover how gonorrhea can be spread and what it does to the body with tips from a family practitioner physician in this video on health conditions, disease and medical treatments.

Treating Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a curable condition that can be treated with antibiotics and intravenous or intramuscular shots. Get treatment tips for gonorrhea from a family practitioner physician in this video on health conditions, disease and medical treatments.


Syphilis: A Human Disease



Animation: What is Genital Herpes?

This animation shows how the virus causes the symptoms of this disease.There are two types of HSV, HSV type 1 and 2, and both can cause genital herpes.

Genital Herpes Case Study

1 in 5 people have the genital herpes virus. Discover treatment options that can protect you and your sexual partner from outbreaks.


Treating Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a viral strain that infects the liver, and it should be treated with antiviral therapy, especially if the condition is acute. Learn about treating hepatitis B, and the possibility of remission. Get treatment tips for Hepatitis B from a family practitioner physician in this video on health conditions, disease and medical treatments.

Hepatitis C: Get the Facts


Introduction to Urinalysis

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