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  1. Genital Itching

    A look at what causes genital itching, including how to treat and prevent the discomfort that can occur in both men and women.

  2. Tests to Diagnose Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes is easily misdiagnosed if the proper tests aren't used. WebMD explains the tests used to accurately diagnose genital herpes.

  3. Condyloma

    Condyloma is an infectious disease,usually transmitted by direct sexual contact,that is characterized by the presence of warts caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). These warts may be found on the genitals,mucous membranes of the mouth,near the anus,or in the rectum. ...

  4. Peyronie's disease

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Peyronie Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  5. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

    AIDS is an infectious disorder that suppresses the normal function of the immune system. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),which destroys the body's ability to fight infections. Specific cells of the immune system that are responsible for the proper response to infections (T cells) are destroyed by this virus. Characteristically a person infected with HIV initially ...

  6. Ovotesticular Disorder of Sex Development

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Hermaphroditism, True is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  7. Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Partial

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Partial is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection with symptoms similar to those of gonorrhea. Until recently,chlamydia was identified primarily when a certain type of eye infection (trachoma) appeared as a symptom. Initially,the symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild and may not be recognized. In rare cases,chlamydia may have serious complications,if left untreated. Individuals who ...

  9. HTLV Type I and Type II

    HTLV-I was first isolated in 1980 from a patient originally thought to have a cutaneous lymphoma. It became clear that it was a distinct form of lymphoma,which was designated as acute T-cell leukemia/ lymphoma (ATL). Some years later,different groups in Martinique and Japan described an association between a chronic disease of the spinal cord and HTLV-I infection,which was later named HTLV-I ...

  10. Syphilis, Acquired

    Syphilis is a chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium (microorganism) treponema pallidum. It is transmitted by direct contact with an infected lesion,usually through sexual intercourse. When untreated,syphilis progresses through primary,secondary and latent stages. The early stages of syphilis may not have any detectable symptoms. In some cases,symptoms can remain dormant for ...

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