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COMPLICATIONS:Increased risk of contracting other STDsCan lead to Pelvic Inflamatory Diseases (PID)Infertility in womenCan cause an infection of the prostrate glandEye infections in babies if delivered during vaginal birthTREATMENTAntibiotics 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)
CAUSEHerpes virus that are of two different types (HSV-1 and HSV-2).SYMPTOMSPain and itching in the genital areasSmall red bumps or white blisters in the genital areaUlcer followed by bleeding of the blisters Painful urinationScabs on the skinHerpes(Meaney, M. J., 2010)
COMPLICATIONS:Increased risk of contracting other STDsBrain damage, blindness or death of the baby during a vaginal birthCan cause bladder problems, meningitis and inflammation of the rectumTREATMENT Antiviral medication Acyclovir (Zovirax). Herpes is incurable but the symptoms can be managed.HERPES (cont’d.)(Meaney, M. J., 2010)
CAUSES: Human immunodeficiency virus that is transmitted through sexual intercourse, blood contact, during delivery from mother to child or breastfeeding.SYMPTOMSFeverHeadacheFatigueJoints and muscle painSwollen lymph nodesDiarrheaWeight lossSore throat accompanied by painful mouth soresHIV/AIDS (Meaney, M. J., 2010)
COMPLICATIONSPatient is now immunocompromisedIncreased risk of contracting: TuberculosisCytomegalovirusCandidiasisCryptococcal meningitisToxoplasmosisCryptosporidiosisHIV/AIDS (cont’d.) (Meaney, M. J., 2010)
TREATMENTThere is no cure for the virus but there are mediations to used to manage the virus. The treatment is known as Antiretroviral Therapy