Genital herpes infection is most often caused by a virus called HSV-2. The virus that causes lip infection, called HSV-1, can also cause genital infections – albeit more rarely. Genital herpes is on the rise in the industrialized world. After entering the body, the virus can cause a first episode of disease which is usually the strongest and disappears within 15 days. The virus then remains in the body in a dormant state but, in 50-60% of cases, it can periodically awaken causing symptoms similar to the first time even if milder. The awakening of the virus is caused by stress, fever or can occur following menstruation, due to other infections, exposure to sunlight and through even minimal trauma caused by sexual intercourse. Continue reading
Studied in a symptomatological key, numerous genital infections are marked by very similar symptoms that are easily confused: for this reason, the recognition of the pathogen involved in the condition is not always so immediate. In addition to the generality of the prodromes, sometimes there is also an added difficulty to identify with certainty the precise genital anatomical site that is painful, making the diagnosis clearly more complex. What continues to be repeated in textbooks and scientific articles is the need to seek medical attention from the earliest symptoms, without hesitating or stalling: in fact, a medical examination with a differential diagnosis is the only effective method to ascertain infection and to establish its severity. Continue reading
There are infections that cause infertility, which, in practical terms, hinder the conception of a child. Not everyone is aware of the fact that issues that are relatively easy to resolve can affect pregnancy so much. According to statistics, as many as a third of infertility cases are generated by infections of the reproductive part, both female and male.
In the last two decades there has been a clear decline in male reproductive capacity, in particular there has been a decrease in the average quantity of sperm produced and / or a significant decrease in motility. Continue reading
According to the WHO, the annual incidence is 330 million new cases per year throughout the world and the age group most affected most is that of young people under the age of 25/30, particularly women. These diseases are widespread all over the world and affect all social strata, so they are not always closely linked to poor hygiene or poverty.
Here are the tips that will help you get to the end of summer with nothing but a mysterious smile on your face and a bunch of happy memories rather than nasty symptoms: Continue reading
Almost half a million Americans get infected with gonorrhea every year. The worldwide statistic says that 0.8% of women and 0.6% of men between the ages of 15 and 49 are infected. Gonorrhea takes second place in the rating of the most common STDs.
To get infected with a gonococcus is quite easy if your sexual partner has the disease. Unlike some other STDs, gonorrhea may be transmitted via all kinds of sexual contacts. Hence, not only vaginal but also anal and oral sex may be dangerous. Continue reading
Sometimes sex is not only about satisfaction but also about sexually transmitted diseases. Changing partners, you may never know who he or she was in contact with before you. If you think that STDs may be seen with a naked eye, you are deeply mistaken as some of them may show no symptoms. However, the carrier (your potential sexual partner) can easily transmit it to you during sex.
Trichomoniasis is one of such insidious STDs. The statistics claim that almost four million Americans are the carriers. About one million sexually active people “get acquainted” with the illness every year. Fortunately, this awkward problem may easily be solved with an antibiotic. Continue reading