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  • Jan 2019

    Chlamydia in men: Everything you need to know

    Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection that affects both males and females. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications in males.

  • Jan 2019

    Remedios caseros para la vaginosis bacteriana

    La vaginosis bacteriana es la infección vaginal más común. ¿Qué la causa, funcionan los remedios caseros? En este artículo responderemos estas preguntas y más.

  • Jan 2019

    ¿Qué significan los diferentes tipos de secreción vaginal?

    Aprenda qué es lo que significan los diferentes tipos de secreción vaginal para la salud de una persona, así como las posibles causas de una secreción vaginal no saludable.

  • Jan 2019

    Orgasmic dysfunction: Everything you need to know

    Orgasmic dysfunction is when a person cannot orgasm despite feeling sufficiently sexually aroused. In this article, we cover the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments.

  • Jan 2019

    Can masturbation cause erectile dysfunction?

    There are many myths and misconceptions about masturbation, including that it may cause erectile dysfunction. Learn more in this article about why this is not true.

  • Dec 2018

    Síntomas, causas y tratamiento para el herpes

    Existen dos tipos de herpes: VHS-1 (herpes tipo 1 u oral) y VHS-2 (herpes tipo 2 o genital). Descubra las diferencias entre ellos y las opciones de tratamiento.

  • Dec 2018

    Todo lo que necesita saber sobre los herpes labiales

    Los herpes labiales son pequeñas lesiones similares a las ampollas que aparecen alrededor o dentro de la boca y la nariz. El herpes oral es la principal causa que las origina.

  • Dec 2018

    Is amyl nitrite safe?

    People often take amyl nitrite, commonly referred to as poppers, for the euphoric effects. However, taking poppers can have serious health consequences and may be fatal.

  • Dec 2018

    The uterus plays a role in memory, study finds

    According to a recent study conducted in an animal model, the uterus appears to interact with the brain, and its removal can affect some cognitive skills.

  • Dec 2018

    What to know about HIV false-positives

    A false-positive HIV test occurs when a test incorrectly indicates that a person has contracted the virus. It can be stressful, and seeking support, taking another test, and learning the reasons for the result can help, as can taking measures to prevent contracting HIV in the future. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2018

    How can alternative treatments help with HIV?

    Alternative treatments and natural therapies can complement usual HIV medications to improve a person’s mental and physical health. In this article, we look at the benefits, risks, and possible drug interactions related to alternative therapy in people with HIV.

  • Dec 2018

    What causes pelvic pain?

    A wide range of infections and underlying conditions can cause pelvic pain, most of which are treatable. Learn about the possible causes of pelvic pain here, as well as when to see a doctor.

  • Dec 2018

    What is female ejaculation?

    Female ejaculation is when a woman’s urethra expels fluid during orgasm or sexual arousal. This ejaculation is perfectly normal, and research suggests that it is common but that people do not often talk about it. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2018

    What is the link between HPV and HIV?

    HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted infections caused by viruses. They are separate conditions with different symptoms, treatments, and preventions. A person with HIV may be more prone to contracting HPV and experience worse complications. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2018

    What to know about genital herpes

    Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection. It can cause blisters and sores around the genitals and anus, but it may cause no symptoms. This article provides an overview of the symptoms, causes, and treatments for genital herpes.

  • Dec 2018

    Herpes simplex: Everything you need to know

    Herpes simplex is a very common virus that affects billions of people globally. It can cause sores around the mouth or on the genitals and surrounding areas. Learn more about herpes simplex here.

  • Dec 2018

    Pictures and symptoms of common STDs

    Understanding the symptoms of common STDs can help people notice any changes in their bodies, so that they can identify the signs and get the right treatment. In this article, we provide a visual guide to common STDs with pictures, symptoms, and treatments.

  • Dec 2018

    10 ways to boost libido

    Sex drive, or libido, naturally varies between people. If a person wants to boost their libido, there are many methods they can try, including lifestyle, diet, remedies, and sex tips. Here, we look at ways to boost libido in both males and females.

  • Dec 2018

    What to know about HAART for HIV

    HAART refers to any treatment for HIV that uses two or more antiretroviral drugs. Also called combined antiretroviral therapy, this regimen revolutionized HIV treatment in 1996, making it possible to manage HIV long-term. HAART can use seven classes of medication and over 30 antiretroviral drugs.

  • Dec 2018

    What is a 4th generation HIV test?

    Fourth-generation HIV tests can detect both HIV antibodies and p24 antigens, while the older tests can only check for antibodies. This means that the newer tests can identify HIV sooner. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2018

    Differences between HIV-1 and HIV-2

    HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two main types of HIV. Most people with HIV have HIV-1. Genetic differences between the two viruses mean that diagnosis and treatment of HIV-1 and HIV-2 can be different. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2018

    What causes HIV-related fatigue?

    Fatigue is a common problem among people living with HIV due to its effects on the immune system, psychological factors, or medication side effects. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for HIV-related fatigue.

  • Dec 2018

    HIV and AIDS: A timeline and history

    In this article, learn about how HIV and AIDS came to affect humans and how researchers discovered the virus. We also cover how the public response and treatment have evolved over several decades.

  • Dec 2018

    Undetectable viral load: Everything you need to know

    A person has an undetectable viral load when there are so few viral copies of HIV in their blood that a blood test cannot detect them. This is good for a person’s overall health and means that they cannot transmit the virus to another person. Learn more about an undetectable viral load and how doctors measure it here.

  • Nov 2018

    What types of pain can HIV cause?

    Pain is common in people living with HIV and can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping. Pain medications, alternative therapies, and home remedies can help a person manage their pain. Learn more here.