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AIDS symptoms - what are they?

HIV is a human immunodeficiency virus which is a virus that damages the cells of your immune system which in turn weakens the body’s ability to fight everyday infection and disease.

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Common HIV symptoms in women

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus and this virus damages the cells of the human immune system. This results in a person’s immune system becoming weaker and weaker and so less and less able to fight everyday infections and disease...

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HIV and AIDS

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus; this virus attacks white blood cells which help the body fight infection. If a person infected with HIV does not seek treatment it can develop into AIS which is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syn...

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What is trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis is a very common sexually transmitted infection which is caused by a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Whilst there are symptoms associated with the disease, as many as 70% of people that have Trichomoniasis will no...

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What is a smear test?

Cervical cancer can often go undetected for a considerable length of time.  The reason for this is that the disease often does not display symptoms and after all, we can’t see our cervix! The longer that any form of cancer goes undete...

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Pelvic inflammatory disease symptoms and treatment

Pelvic inflammatory disease is a condition that occurs when untreated sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea remain untreated and they spread to the reproductive organs, the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries; other infection...

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Pain during sex

Dyspareunia is the medical term for painful sexual intercourse: the pain can be recurrent or continuous and is in the genital or pelvic areas of the body.  The pain be felt during or after sex.

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The HPV virus

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is very common, and there are over 100 varieties of it. Most people will catch it at some point and some types of HPV can cause genital warts or certain types of cancer.