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The Spread of STDs in Philly

Sexually transmitted diseases, commonly known as venereal diseases are those that are transmitted by sexual contact, may be mentioned including syphilis, gonorrhea and AIDS has become one of the most serious health problems worldwide.
syphilis

The symptoms of syphilis are out of a grain or llaguita called “blight” on the penis and the external or internal genitalia of women, appears to 3-12 weeks after sex.

Generally the chancre is painless and can be confused with irritation or scratching of the genitals. As disappears even without medical treatment, the person believed to have been cured, but microbes remain in the body and 2 0 3 weeks after the chancre disappeared, leaving rashes or spots on the back, soles of the feet and palms hands.

These rashes can be confused with allergies to medications or rashes and disappear without treatment. But microbes remain in the body for many years (between 5 and 40 years) Over time appear the most dangerous and destructive damage: skin sores, deformed bones, paralysis and others.

treatment at the health center

http://www.phila.gov/health/FAQ/FAQ_MedicalCare.html

http://www.phila.gov/health/Services/Serv_WomensHealth.html

http://www.healthfederation.org/chc-intro.html

more std testing resources for philadelphia residents

When a person discovers the chancre must go to medical treatment.
Rashes or spots on the back, feet and palms are confident that you have syphilis and should seek medical attention for treatment signs.
In the advanced stage of syphilis (leg ulcers, deformed bones and joints), if the person undergoes treatment of the disease can be cured, but the damage is irreparable has
impact
If the sick person does not seek treatment, comes to suffer from baldness, deafness, insanity, blindness, heart disease, kidney, liver, bone deformities, diseases of arteries, children with deformities, increased risk of infection with AIDS and death .

prevention

Have sex only with your partner
Use a condom with strangers or promiscuous
Every woman should have a blood test just know you are pregnant. If you have syphilis and treated before the fourth month of pregnancy, the child will not be born with the disease.
For any sore or pimple on the sexual organs, should receive medical attention.
When you suspect you have the disease, you should have a blood test to pregnant women and couples who are getting married
gonorrhea
In humans the symptoms of gonorrhea include burning during urination and output yellowish pus from the penis, for 3-5 days after intercourse.

In women the symptoms are harder to recognize: very few feel burning during urination, the output can be confused with other vaginal fluids, which are slightly annoying and can go unnoticed.

treatment

Due to such severe pain that men feel when urinating should seek medical attention immediately.
When the infection reaches the womb or fallopian tubes, causes severe pain, women should receive medical treatment

impact

If the disease is not cured both men and women can cause: Meningitis (inflammation of the membranes covering the brain), blindness, pneumonia, heart disease, liver, kidney and prostate cancer, infertility, arthritis, blindness in children (while passing through the birth canal)

prevention

Fidelity: have sex only with your partner
Use a condom especially in sex with unknown or promiscuous.
If you feel pain, a pain, sore or other fluid from his genitals, consult your doctor will appear.
Gonorrhea is easily cured when detected early. Do not try to heal yourself.
Any suspicion consult the nearest health center
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
AIDS is a disease that can affect anyone that is spread by sexual contact, blood, or by transmission from an infected mother to her child.

AIDS is becoming one of the most serious health problems worldwide.

Symptoms of AIDS

Symptoms when you start this disease are:

physical fatigue
Swollen glands (what is known as “dry”)
Sore throat
Muscle and joint pains
fever
Headaches and fatigue
frequent diarrhea
Night sweats for months without identifiable cause
Weight loss of more than 10 kilograms unexplained.
Some people may remain for months or years without symptoms. But during this time they can make other people sick.
AIDS affects men and women and the fetus during pregnant. Destroys the body’s defenses so that people are more prone to infectious diseases and some cancers.
treatment
So far not found a cure for AIDS. When they begin the symptoms of the disease, the person may have different infections as

flu
Skin Cancer
tuberculosis
Diarrhea and other
These diseases are called “opportunistic” because they take advantage of that person’s defenses are down and cause you to get infections.
The person receiving treatment and cure of the infection, eg, flu or diarrhea. But AIDS continue microbes in your body ail.

impact

AIDS microbes enter the body and attack céulas responsible for defending the body.

With this, lower the defenses, making one after another opportunistic diseases appear, gradually deteriorating body, even death of the person.

prevention

Have sex only with your partner
Use a condom, especially in sex with unknown or promiscuous people, from the beginning to the end of the relationship.
AIDS is not spread by sharing dishes or cups, using the same toilet, shaking hands, hugging or kissing the sick, or insect bite.
The main modes of transmission are:
Direct contagion with infected blood (transfusion, syringes)
Sex is infected
The children of women with the disease before, during and after childbirth.
Use of needles or syringes contaminated with blood of AIDS patients
Anyone who is at risk of contracting the disease should consult your doctor, the doctor will recommend the appropriate tests to determine whether you have the disease.