Is There a Cure for HPV?
WebMD explains the treatment options for HPV, or human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease.
Sex and Romance: Working Together to Relight the Fire
Getting healthy can boost your libido and improve your sex life. WebMD explains the connection between erectile dysfunction and bad health habits.
HIV and AIDS in Children
WebMD talks about risk factors for HIV in children, how it’s treated, and how to help a child cope with this condition.
HIV and Dementia
AIDS Dementia Complex -- also called ADC -- is a type of dementia that occurs in advanced stages of AIDS.
HIV and AIDS Dementia
Decline in mental processes is a common complication of HIV infection. It's called, among other things, AIDS dementia. Learn more.
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Genital Exam for Men - Topic Overview
During a male genital exam for sexually transmitted infections,the doctor: Looks for discharge from the penis. The doctor may put a thin swab into the urethra and take a sample of fluid and cells to test for infections such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. Checks the testicles for swelling and tenderness. May use a small scope to look at the walls of the rectum for discharge and inflammation. May ...
Antibiotics for Syphilis
Drug details for Antibiotics for syphilis.
Other Health Problems Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus - Topic Overview
If the herpes simplex virus (HSV) invades a part of the body other than the genital area, it may cause disease in that part of the body. In general, complications are rare. And they usually occur with the first-time (primary) genital herpes outbreak. Some of these complications include:Meningitis, an infection of the fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) and tissues (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord.Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. This is usually the result of a viral infection.Inflammation of the lower spinal cord and surrounding nerves. This may result in an inability to urinate, loss of feeling and muscle strength in the legs, and constipation.Other areas of the body that can be infected with the herpes virus include:The lips (herpes labialis). These outbreaks are often called cold sores or fever blisters. They are usually mild but may be treated with antiviral medicines if they become severe or more frequent.The hands and fingers (herpetic whitlow).
Genital Herpes - Cause
Genital herpes can be caused by either the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV - 1) or the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV - 2).
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Symptoms in Women - Topic Overview
If you develop symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI),it is important to be evaluated by a health professional soon after your symptoms start. Symptoms of an STI include: A change in vaginal discharge (thicker,discolored,or bad-smelling) over a period of several days to 2 weeks. Pain,burning,or itching while urinating that lasts more than 24 hours. Pain during sexual ...