Early and effective treatment can help people with HIV live as long as those

Early and effective treatment can help people with

This preview shows page 4 - 6 out of 6 pages.

for HIV yet, but treatment options are available to manage it. Early and effective treatment can help people with HIV live as long as those without HIV.Proper treatment can also lower your chances of transmitting HIV to a sexual partner. In fact, treatment can potentially lower the amount of HIV in your body to undetectable levels. At undetectable levels, HIV can’t be transmitted to other people, reports the CDCTrusted Source.Without routine testing, many people with HIV don’t realize they have it. To promote early diagnosis and treatment, the CDCTrusted Sourcerecommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested at least once. People at high risk of HIV should be tested at least once a year, even if they don’t have symptoms.Free and confidential testing can be found in all major cities and many public health clinics. A government tool for findinglocal testing services is available here.With recent advancements in testing and treatment, it’s possible to live a long and healthy life with HIV. Get the facts you need to protect yourself or your partner from HIV.GonorrheaGonorrhea is another common bacterial STD. It’s also known as “the clap.”Many people with gonorrhea develop no symptoms. But when present, symptoms may include:a white, yellow, beige, or green-colored discharge from the penis or vaginapain or discomfort during sex or urinationmore frequent urination than usualitching around the genitalssore throatIf left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to:infections of the urethra, prostate gland, or testiclespelvic inflammatory diseaseinfertilityIt’s possible for a mother to pass gonorrhea onto a newborn during childbirth. When that happens, gonorrhea can causeserious health problems in the baby. That’s why many doctors encourage pregnant women to get tested and treated for potential STDs.Gonorrhea can usually be treated with antibiotics. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment options, and long-term outlook for people with gonorrhea.Pubic lice (‘crabs’)“Crabs” is another name for pubic lice. They’re tiny insects that can take up residence on your pubic hair. Like head lice and body lice, they feed on human blood.
Background image
Common symptoms of pubic lice include:itching around the genitals or anussmall pink or red bumps around the genitals or anuslow-grade feverlack of energyirritabilityYou might also be able to see the lice or their tiny white eggs around the roots of pubic hair. A magnifying glass can helpyou spot them.
Background image
Image of page 6

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture