AIDS STD Articles
The pre-STD testing pages of history are littered with the names of famous, and infamous, unfortunates who have allegedly succumbed to the ravages of that most insidious (yet strangely melodic sounding) STD - Syphilis. The disease is indiscriminate in its spread and can strike anyone, from any background, from any country and at any age. If detected early, Syphilis can actually be treated quite easily. However, if left undiagnosed and untreated, in its final stages it leads to paralysis, dementia and ultimately - death.
There are a number of theories about the sexual health of history's most prominent political leaders. So what truth is there in the conjecture that these famous figures could have benefited from an STD test?
Many TV adverts have tried to raise awareness of STDs. Here are a few of the most unusual ones... Talking about STDs can be an awkward business, just ask any sex education teacher! But while it may be awkward, it is also necessary - with many countries experiencing rising rates of STDs, it is important that people are aware of the risks and will go for an STD test if they've had unsafe sex.
Expert Author: Jasmine Stone
Sexually transmitted diseases are something that should be considered a major concern whenever sex education is the topic. These diseases can vary from the mild to the life-threatening, and while most people are aware of their existence, most are unaware of just how much risk they might be in. For the most part, unexpected and unwanted pregnancies are the foremost concern, such that birth control methods can sometimes be heavily emphasized. In the effort to prevent STDs from spreading, this does not always have to be a negative thing. Some birth control methods can help reduce the risk of STDs, though not all of them can do so.
Although STD stands for sexually transmitted disease, it is still possible to catch an infection without having had intercourse. All of the following put you in danger of contracting an infection and if you've indulged in any recently then it may be time to book yourself in for an STD test.
It might be said that there's no good time to tell your partner that you have an STD. As awkward conversations go, it ranks pretty near the top of the list. Honesty is always the best policy, though, and if you have been for STD testing and received a positive result, your partner really is the first person you should talk to - they'll need to get tested as soon as possible as well, and the longer you leave it, the harder the conversation is going to be.
Ok, you know you've got something; it started off with an annoying little itch here, a faint little rash there, and sometimes things just don't look quite right, you know, down there. It can be a very worrying time wondering if it's serious, if it's curable or, if indeed it's anything to be concerned about at all.
There are some families you just don't want moving into your suburb aren't there? You know the type; messy, unsightly, dirty, smelly and a downright menace to polite society. The STD family of diseases is one you definitely don't want setting up camp in your own personal (ahem) neighbourhood. But the thing is, even with easy STD testing available, it looks like this is one family that's here to stay so, if they're sticking around, perhaps you ought to get to know them just a little better.
Expert Author: Gen Wright
There is no running away, the situation has worsen. Scotland is facing one of the most serious challenges ever. STDs (short for sexually transmitted diseases) have been on the rise for the past 10 years. Compared to the stats just 10 years ago, STDs have risen by as much as 110 per cent. That's more than double in absolute numbers. In 1998, there were just over 10,000 cases of STDs reported in Scotland. In year 2008, more than 22 thousand cases were reported (according to official stats).
Despite science's best efforts, no cure for AIDS has yet been discovered. If diagnosed positive via HIV testing, the best possible outcome is to undergo antiretroviral treatment, but that hasn't stopped many people trying to sell their miracle cures. Here are 10 discredited or untested HIV cures...
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