COMPLICATIONS Increased risk of contracting other STDs Can lead to Pelvic

Complications increased risk of contracting other

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COMPLICATIONS: Increased risk of contracting other STDs Can lead to Pelvic Inflamatory Diseases (PID) Infertility in women Can cause an infection of the prostrate gland Eye infections in babies if delivered during vaginal birth TREATMENT Antibiotics that can be administered once or for a period of five to ten days. Both partners should be treated for the infection even if one of them is asymptomatic. CHLAMYDIA (cont’d.) (Meaney, M. J., 2010)
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CAUSE Herpes virus that are of two different types (HSV-1 and HSV-2). SYMPTOMS Pain and itching in the genital areas Small red bumps or white blisters in the genital area Ulcer followed by bleeding of the blisters Painful urination Scabs on the skin Herpes (Meaney, M. J., 2010)
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COMPLICATIONS: Increased risk of contracting other STDs Brain damage, blindness or death of the baby during a vaginal birth Can cause bladder problems, meningitis and inflammation of the rectum TREATMENT Antiviral medication Acyclovir (Zovirax). Herpes is incurable but the symptoms can be managed. HERPES (cont’d.) (Meaney, M. J., 2010)
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CAUSES: Human immunodeficiency virus that is transmitted through sexual intercourse, blood contact, during delivery from mother to child or breastfeeding. SYMPTOMS Fever Headache Fatigue Joints and muscle pain Swollen lymph nodes Diarrhea Weight loss Sore throat accompanied by painful mouth sores HIV/AIDS (Meaney, M. J., 2010)
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COMPLICATIONS Patient is now immunocompromised Increased risk of contracting: Tuberculosis Cytomegalovirus Candidiasis Cryptococcal meningitis Toxoplasmosis Cryptosporidiosis HIV/AIDS (cont’d.) (Meaney, M. J., 2010)
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TREATMENT There is no cure for the virus but there are mediations to used to manage the virus. The treatment is known as Antiretroviral Therapy
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