Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Gonococcal Arthritis

Like chlamydia, the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea can infiltrate the joints of unwitting victims and cause arthritis. Typically this condition, called gonococcal arthritis, is more

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Living Healthy With HIV

Getting infected with HIV — the human immunodeficiency virus — is a life-changing event. With access to treatment, that’s life-changing — not life-ending. If you

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Trichomoniasis (Trich)

What is trichomoniasis? It’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) and infects a man’s urethra. Each year, more than seven million Americans

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Syphilis

What is syphilis? Although its incidence dropped substantially during the 1990s, this potentially deadly disease is on the rise again in the U.S. According to

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Chancroid

What is chancroid? Chancroid (pronounced shan-kroid) is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium called Hemophilus ducreyi. Though it’s most prevalent in developing and

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HIV Medications

Do I need to take medication if I’m HIV-positive? Back in the mid-1980s — before doctors really knew what caused acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

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