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Archive for March 27th, 2009

HIV TRANSMISSION: SEX WITH INFECTED PARTNER

Friday, March 27th, 2009

It is estimated that with a single anal or genital sexual contact with an infected partner, the average risk of becoming infected is roughly 1 in 300. The risk may be as high as 1 in 10, however, if an infected partner is at a more infectious stage, as described previously. No reliable statistics are [...]

STD GONORRHEA: WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN?

Friday, March 27th, 2009

About 10 percent of men and 20-40 percent of women are symptom free. If a person infected with gonorrhea experiences symptoms, the symptoms usually appear within a few days of infection, but they may develop at any time from one day to a few weeks afterward. Women Symptoms of cervical infection with gonorrhea are discharge [...]

BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS (BV) INFECTION AMONG LESBIAN WOMEN

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Women who have sex with other women are also at risk of becoming infected with STDs in the ways that any person could become infected, such as receiving a transfusion of a blood product that was not adequately screened for infection, sharing injection drug works, and receiving tattooing or body piercing with unclean equipment. The [...]

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING AND DIAGNOSIS: TRANSRECTAL ULTRASOUND

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Like sonar on a submarine, ultrasound draws pictures using sound waves. Transrectal ultrasound can detect differences between cancerous and normal tissue in the prostate by means of a special probe, inserted in the rectum. In most cases, it allows doctors to see the entire prostate. This transrectal (through the rectum) approach is a big improvement [...]

THE URINARY TRACT: KIDNEYS FUNCTIONS

Friday, March 27th, 2009

The kidneys are the body’s main filters. The system by which they cleanse the body of impurities—and, at the same time, salvage and recycle useful materials—is at once intricate and elegant. They work like a vast complex of drainage ditches, tributaries, and streams leading to a river. Each kidney contains more than a million building [...]