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What is AIDS

What is AIDS

People have been warned about HIV and AIDS for over twenty years now. AIDS has already killed millions of people, millions more continue to become infected with HIV, and there’s no cure – so AIDS will be around for a while yet. AIDS is one of the biggest problems facing the world today and nobody […]

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Genital Herpes (HSV)

Genital Herpes Overview Genital herpes is a common, highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It is transmitted from one person to another during sexual activity. Genital herpes causes blisters or groups of small ulcers (open sores) on and around the genitals in both men and women. It cannot be cured, only controlled. Genital herpes […]

sexually transmitted diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (also known as STDs and once called venereal diseases or VD) are infectious diseases that spread from person to person through intimate contact. STDs can affect guys and girls of all ages and backgrounds who are having sex — it doesn’t matter if they’re rich or poor. Unfortunately, STDs have become common […]

Hepatitis C

The hepatitis c virus is an rna containing flavivirus which cannot yet be grown but which can infect primates.humans seem to be the sole source of infection and inoculation with blood or blood products isthe best recognised mode of transmission. Hcv caused over 90% of post transusion hepatitis before serological tests allowed the screening of […]

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is similar to hepatitis A in its symptoms, but is more likely to cause chronic long-term illness and permanent damage to the liver if not treated. How hepatitis B is spread The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is very common worldwide, with more than 350 million people infected. Those with long term HBV are […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is the most common of the seven known types of viral hepatitis. Infection with the hepatitis A virus leads to inflammation of the liver, but complications are rarely serious. How hepatitis A is spread The hepatitis A virus (HAV) is found in the faeces of someone infected with the virus. It only takes […]

HIV, AIDS and School

Across the world, schools play a major role in shaping the attitudes, opinions and (perhaps most importantly) the behaviour of young people. Today’s generation of school children have been born into a world where AIDS is a harsh, unavoidable reality – a situation that their time at school can help them to prepare for. As […]

Introduction to the AIDS epidemic

<p> The history of AIDS is a short one. As recently as the 1970s, no one was aware of this deadly illness. Since then the global AIDS epidemic has become one of the greatest threats to human health and development. At the same time, much has been learnt about the science of AIDS, as well […]

Teens and Condoms

Why do people always talk about condoms? Because if you want to have sex with someone, they’re important! Sex can be great, but there are risks involved. Aside from all the emotional issues, you can catch infections, and a woman can become pregnant. If you don’t want to end up in a STD clinic or […]

Why HIV – AIDS Education

Each year there are more and more new HIV infections, which shows that people either aren’t learning the message about the dangers of HIV, or are unable or unwilling to act on it. Many people are dangerously ignorant about the virus, with surveys around the world showing alarmingly low levels of awareness and understanding about […]

Young Gay Men Talking – Sex & AIDS

Sex education in schools tends to focus on pregnancy and reproduction, and sometimes looks at HIV and STD prevention. Information about being gay doesn’t seem to be very common in sex education classes, which leads to misunderstandings rather than knowledge. Ignorance can end up as fear, prejudice and risky behaviour. A recent survey in the […]

AIDS: Around the world

When AIDS first emerged, no-one could have predicted how the epidemic would spread across the world and how many millions of lives it would change. There was no real idea what caused it and consequently no real idea how to protect against it. Now we know from bitter experience that AIDS is caused by the […]

AIDS Education and HIV Positive People

When people talk about AIDS education, they usually have in mind education that is provided to people who are not yet infected with HIV – often young people – to help them stay uninfected. While this is clearly important, it is also vital that people who are already living with HIV receive AIDS education. This […]

AIDS: Sex and Teens

What’s the big deal about HIV/AIDS? It’s easy to think that AIDS is something for other people to worry about – gay people, drug users, people who sleep around. This is wrong – all teens, whoever they are, wherever they live need to take the threat of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, seriously. To […]

Chlamydia

What Is It? Chlamydia (pronounced: kluh-mid-ee-uh) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. Although you may not have heard its name, chlamydia is one of the most common STDs. Because there often aren’t any symptoms, though, lots of people can have chlamydia and not know it. The bacteria […]

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis Overview Cirrhosis is a chronic (ongoing, long-term) disease of the liver. It means damage to the normal liver tissue that keeps this important organ from working as it should. If the damage is not stopped, the liver gradually loses its ability to carry out its normal functions. This is called liver failure, sometimes referred […]

HIV & AIDS

What Is It? AIDS is one of the most serious, deadly diseases in human history. More than 20 years ago, doctors in the United States identified the first cases of AIDS in San Francisco and New York. Now there are an estimated 42 million people living with HIV or AIDS worldwide, and more than 3 […]

Genital Warts (HPV)

Genital Warts (HPV) Overview Genital warts, sometimes referred to as condyloma acuminata, are flesh-colored or gray growths found in the genital area and anal region of both men and women. They represent the most common sexually-transmitted disease caused by a virus. The warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Infection with genital warts may […]