#HIV/AIDS has emerged as the single most formidable challenge to public health, human rights, and development in the new millennium. The epidemic of #HIV/AIDS is now progressing at a rapid pace among young people.
#Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are #bacteria, parasites, yeast, and viruses. Most STDs affect both men and women
Bacterial #STDs are curable through treatment with antibiotics. Curable, that is, as long as you see a health-care provider, get tested and treated, follow through on all the medication, avoid sexual contact until cured, and make sure your sexual partner(s)
#HIV symptoms that are more common amongst women than men. The early symptoms of HIV are sometimes very mild and can be easily dismissed as cold and flu symptoms. Early HIV symptoms include swollen glands, rashes, infections, and low grade fevers. A latency period of up to ten years where few (if any) symptoms are experienced.
#HIV can be transmitted from an HIV-positive woman to her child during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. #Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) accounts for over 90% of new HIV infections among children.
The identification of viral and cellular drug targets is essential for fueling the drug development pipeline. Early drug discovery efforts concentrated on a relatively small number of viral targets such as #HIV reverse transcriptase (an enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of viral #DNA within infected cells from the #RNA template carried by infectious virions)
#Chlamydia and #gonorrhea are important preventable causes of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility. Untreated, about 10-15% of women with chlamydia will develop PID. Chlamydia can also cause fallopian tube infection without any symptoms.
Sexual #stigma is a form of social stigma against people who are perceived to be non-heterosexual because of their beliefs, identities or behaviors. Privileged individuals, or the majority group members, are the main contributors of placing sexual stigmas on individuals and their minority group.
#Immunizations are an important part of your #HIV care plan because they can help protect you from serious illness. Vaccination recommendations are determined by weighing the benefits of vaccination against the risks. Although vaccination recommendations for HIV-infected patients are similar to those for #HIV-uninfected patients in many respects