HIV is communicable disease that is caused by virus. This particular virus attacks the immune system which means people who suffer from HIV find it more difficult to fight of infection than the average person who does not suffer from HIV. This disease can be transmitted by direct contact, generally it is transferred by sexual contact between partners in fact 95% of those who suffer from HIV are contracted it this way. It can also be contracted by using dirty needles or any other contaminated tool. It can also be contracted by sharing sexual toys. HIV is commonly found in a person’s bodily fluids this means it is spread through, Sperm, vaginal and even anal fluids, breast milk and blood are also common.
Chlamydia often affects women’s internal reproductive organs (Woods, 2003). Because chlamydia often has no symptoms time is given to the bacteria to spread. It often can result in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). In fact 50% of women with untreated chlamydia will develop PID (Dougherty, 2010). “PID is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain, internal abscess formation, and infertility in women” (Kolesnikow, 2004). Some symptoms of PID may include lower abdominal pain, fever, vaginal discharge, painful urination, painful intercourse, and bleeding in between menstrual cycles (Breguet, 2007). These are very real and potentially severe consequences for something that a young woman may not know she even has.
HIV has flu-like symptoms. The symptoms include fever, chills, rash, night sweats, sore throat, etc. If a person doesn’t take a medicine called ART (antiretroviral treatment) their immune system will weaken and then they will develop AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The symptoms of AIDS are rapid weight loss, extreme and unexplained tiredness, pneumonia, memory loss, depression, etc. Symptoms of HIV can start between a few months and more than ten years. HIV can only be spread through certain bodily fluids. Most of the time it is spread sexually. It can spread by blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. In the United States HIV is usually spread through anal or vaginal sex without taking medicine to prevent HIV or using a condom. HIV is also spread by sharing needles or syringes. HIV can live in a used needle for up to forty-two days. HIV does not survive long outside the body. It also cannot reproduce once it is outside its host. HIV also cannot be spread by tears, sweat, or saliva as long as it is not mixed with blood. HIV is a biosafety level three agent which meant it
Sexually transmitted diseases is really important and everyone should know that status. After reading this chapter it really open my eyes statically. I was disbelief about how common many sexually transmitted diseases is. Sexually disease infections is passed through sexual contact. Chlamydia, , Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Genital Warts, Genital Herpes, Acquired Immune Deficiencey. Many of these disease can be transmitted during vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact with an infected partner.
In the attempt to avoid complications and further accuracy of diagnosis, more modern tests have been created. The Roche Amplicor PCR, polymerase chain reaction, was the first diagnostic test using nucleic acid amplification. This type of test “involves rapid thermal cycling in a specially programmed thermal cycler.” Test samples usually consist of urethral swabs for both men and women and cervical swabs for women. The second nucleic acid amplification test was the Abbott LCx test. Instead of PCR, Abbot LCx uses LCR, ligase chain reaction, to test for diagnosis. Results from this particular test may contain a more accurate realization for the chlamydial bacteria because it is species specific. Both nucleic acid tests concentrate on finding certain mutations in the target DNA.
Chlamydia is a very small microorganism that affects the lining of mucous membranes of the genitals, mouth, anus and rectum. Chlamydia is one of the most common known STD here in the United States, in fact almost 3 million people a year are affected, both men and women. Leaving Chlamydia untreated can cause long term affects and permanent damages. In women it can cause for her to be infertile, and it men can cause his sperm count to be lower and reduce the chances of reproducing. Each year around 100,000 women are infertile from pelvic inflammatory disease. You can attract Chlamydia by having sexual intercourse with someone that has it rather its vaginal, anal or oral sex. There is one way to reduce a sexual transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, is to have absolutely no sexual intercourse at all.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is spread through sexual contact. Chlamydia can be in different areas of the body. These areas include the urethra, throat, or rectum. It is important to treat chlamydia as soon as possible. It can damage other organs if left untreated.
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is found in semen and vaginal fluids. It can be spread through anal, vaginal, and oral sex to your sex partner. Because Chlamydia is a bacterial infection it can be cured with the use of antibiotics, but the individual will have to be tested first. Chlamydia can show no signs in patients but if it does patients will experience a burning sensation when urinating, lower abdomen pain, discharge from penial and vaginal area, swollen testicles, and pain or bleeding in anal area. It has been reported that 466 Chlamydia cases have been diagnosed per 100,000. Specifically in Huntsville, Texas there has been an increase amount of Chlamydia cases reported at Sam Houston State University. The rise in Chlamydia cases was due to a lot more students at the Sam Houston State
Chlamydia trachonatis infection is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United states, approximately 1.1 million cases of chlamydia were reported to the Center of Disease prevention and Control, and more than half of the case were females age 15- 25 years old (2009). In 2007, women were almost three times more likely to be infected with chlamydia than men, with females ages 15 to 19 and 20 to 24 reporting the highest rates of infection across age and gender groups (Dembo, Childs, Belenko, Schmeidler, & Wareham, 2009). Chlamydia is a STD that a continuing public health problem among young women. One of the main reason why is because the female anatomy differs from their male counter parts. Chlamydia is more than likely
Most people have heard of the STD (sexual transmitted disease) chlamydia because it is one of the most common. As stated on Center for Disease Control and Prevention chlamydia is the most common among females, but males can be infected as well. Even the symptoms can go unnoticed, but chlamydia can be cured. Even though it can be cured chlamydia can but cause serious damage to a woman’s reproductive organs.
The most common sexually transmitted infection is Chlamydia. About three million people are infected yearly (Shoquist & Stafford, 2004). It is especially common among teens and young adults. As is the case with many sexually transmitted infections, Chlamydia often has no symptoms and over half of the people infected have no idea they have anything to worry about (Shoquist & Stafford, 2004). Chlamydia can infect the genitals, eyes, and throat (Friedman & Skancke, 2009). Symptoms, when present, include painful or burning urination, discolored discharge, and uncomfortable swelling (Sutton, 2006). If Chlamydia is left untreated, it can lead to the inability to produce offspring in both males and females (Shoquist & Stafford, 2004).
Telephone contact made to the pt. Two pt verifier name/dob confirmed. Per PA Aford the pt was advised that her lab came back positive for chlamydia. Informed the she had tested positive for both in November, GC in Feb and now chlamydia. Instructed the to go to public health and schedule a apt with her PCM or women's health. Also, instructed the pt to refrain from intercourse or to use protection, inform partner(s) so they can get tx to prevent the spread of STI.Pt instructed to pick up meds at the pharmacy. Pt states that at this time she is do don't have coverage. Provided the pt with the number to Dr Fank Bryant Health Center, Any Woman Can Clinic and the Eastside Clinic so the she can treatment based off her income. Educated the pt on
Chlamydia is a well-known sexually transmitted disease that men and women can contract. It can cause damages to a woman’s reproductive system, it can even risk her possibility of pregnancy. Chlamydia can be spread by anal, oral, or vaginal sex with a person who already has the disease. To prevent the risk of catching chlamydia one should practice abstinence. If one plans to practice sexual activities they should be sure their partner and themselves are free from sexual transmitted diseases. Also, using condoms is another way to practice safe sex to prevent sexual transmitted disease and unplanned pregnancy. According to a source from Austin Community College Chlamydia was discovered in 1907 by Stanislaus von Prowazek in Berlin. Signs or symptoms of Chlamydia differ between men and woman. Reshma Suthar states that 50% men don’t experience symptoms and 75% of women. In men signs and symptoms include genital itching, painful urination, discharge from penis, inflamed rectum, inflamed eyelids, and sore and
In this service announcement we will learn about the health risks of chlamydia. Chlamydia is an STD caused by sexual interaction. Sexual interaction includes anal, vaginal, and oral. You get chlamydia in the eyes, vagina, penis, and the lips. This health risk can affect your behavior by not being able to reproduce because nobody is going to want these STD. The dangers chlamydia has is getting infected and not telling your doctor to get a cure. You can reduce your chances of getting chlamydia by using a condom and/or being sexually absent. Chlamydia can cause serious health problems if it’s not treated at all. You know if you have chlamydia if you have abnormal vaginal discharge, a burning sensation when urinating, and a pain or swelling in
HIV, or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus which damages and kills cells of the immune system. It attacks the T-cells, key cells of the immune system, and uses them to make copies of itself. After being infected with the virus it progressively interferes and eventually destroys the immune system's ability to fight the anti-genes. HIV may develop into the syndrome AIDS, the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV is an STD - a sexually transmitted disease - and therefore most commonly it is spread through sexual contact, and the virus mainly enters the body through the penis, mouth, lining of the vagina or vulva during sexual activity. HIV can also be spread through sharing syringes or needles with someone who is infected with the