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What are the most common STIs and what are their symptoms?

What are the most common STIs and what are their symptoms?

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Sexually transmitted infections, commonly referred to as STIs, are numerous but do not resemble each other. Here is a small panorama of the most common STIs that you can meet and their symptoms, in order to enlighten you. What is an STI? An STI is a sexually transmitted infection, that is, mediated through sexual intercourse. The infection may be caused by a bacterium, parasite or virus, which is originally present in the organism of one of the persons (in a known or unknown way), before the latter transmits it to the other. An STI is not the same thing as an STD, or sexually transmitted disease. However, they have in common the way they are contracted and transmitted. The only way to avoid STIs remains to protect themselves with the condom, which remains the only effective contraceptiv...
What are the main symptoms of HIV infection and diagnosis? All you need to protect yourself from AIDS

What are the main symptoms of HIV infection and diagnosis? All you need to protect yourself from AIDS

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The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, weakens the immune system. At an advanced stage, it makes the organism vulnerable to infection. It is transmitted through sexual or blood, or from the pregnant woman to her child. In the absence of early detection and start-up of treatment, HIV infection evolves in several phases. The first phase does not cause any specific symptoms: it is the phase of asymptomatic HIV sero-positivity. The diagnosis of the disease is done through HIV serology. Primary HIV INFECTION The "primary infection" phase corresponds to the first contact with the virus. When a person is infected with HIV, in about half of the cases, clinical signs may occur during the month following contamination, most often referring to a flu-like syndrome: A fever of more than 38 °c; ...
AIDS: He no longer wants to hide his illness. Cheer up!

AIDS: He no longer wants to hide his illness. Cheer up!

culture and Lifestyle, Health
Many patients hide their illness from their surroundings. In fact, mentalities have evolved, the weight of prejudice is still painful. Today, 45 years old, Marc has been diagnosed for twenty years, but still feels the eyes of others. When he found out he was HIV-positive, he quickly realized that he would have to suffer a double sentence: discrimination and stigma. Fear of rejection To avoid judgments, he decides to hide the truth both from his loved ones and from his co-workers. Around him, no one knows anything about his state of health. But it only lasts a while. After a year and a half, the symptoms (fatigue, opportunistic diseases...) oblige him to break the secret. I had lost friends who had been carried off by the disease. I was very anxious to go to my turn. The evolution of trea...
What are the first symptoms of AIDS?

What are the first symptoms of AIDS?

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What are the symptoms of HIV infection? Often for several years, HIV infection is not accompanied by any symptoms. The absence of a symptom does not mean that the virus is not active. As soon as it enters the body, the virus begins to multiply and invade the different cells of the body. When HIV is infected, there is no automatic symptom onset. Some people develop symptoms that may occur in the weeks following HIV infection. These are symptoms reminiscent of a flu: temperature, discomfort, high fatigue, possibly swollen lymph nodes, but also ulcers of the mouth or genital mucous, a rash. After one or two weeks, these symptoms disappear. HIV, it is always present and it continues to spread in the body and to slowly destroy the immune system (defense of the body). At first, even without m...