Sexually Transmitted Diseases

In the last lesson, we discussed some of the risks associated with engaging in sexual activity. This lesson will hone in on one of those risks, in particular, sexually transmitted infections or STIs. Sexually transmitted infections are sometimes more commonly referred to as sexually transmitted diseases or STDs. The difference between these two terms is…

What is gonorrhea? | Infectious diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] Of the many sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, gonorrhea is the second most common. The most common STI is chlamydia. Chlamydia, and we’ll talk more about chlamydia later. Right now, let’s focus on gonorrhea and why these two happen together. These two diseases often occur together for two reasons. First, they have similar…

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea: An Urgent Public Health Issue

Gonorrhea is a major public health concern in the United States. More than 800,000 new infections occur each year, but because many people don’t have symptoms, fewer than half are detected and reported to CDC. Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious health problems. For women, it can increase their risk for a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. And…

Health Headlines: Cases of STDs increasing in NH

COMFORTABLE CONDITIONS THAN THE HUMIDITY RIGHT NOW. SEAN: IT’S NOT THE MOST COMFORTABLE TOPIC, BUT IN TODAY’S “HEALTH HEADLINES,” WE’RE TALKING ABOUT STDS. SOME CASES OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES ARE INCREASING IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. HERE TO TELL US ABOUT THEM IS NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST, DR. BENJAMIN CHAN. THANK YOU FOR BEING…

Gonorrhea and the Fading Treatment Frontier: Sexually Transmitted Infections Community Update

MOLLY MITCHELL: Good afternoon and welcome to the Public Health Practice Grand Rounds for April, 2010. My name is Molly Mitchell, and I am the coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and on behalf of the Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Region Three STD HIV…

Gonorrhea: Signs & Symptoms – Infectious Diseases | Lecturio

Now as far as the clinical features of gonorrhea go, this organism is notorious for producing very, very severe dysuria. Urination is extremely painful. It would be very unusual if gonorrhea were totally asymptomatic. It’s possible but very unusual. The urethral discharge may start out as scant and mucoid. But within 1 to 2 days,…

Health departments offering free HIV testing on Thursday

today is the 25th annual national HIV testing day in seven Bay Area health departments are using this day to reduce the stigma of an HIV diagnosis there are 15 locations where you can get a free HIV test today we've posted them you can find them and the article that's posted right now on…