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  1. HIV & AIDS Guide - Topic Overview

    What is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system,the body’s natural defense system. Without a strong immune system,the body has trouble fighting off disease. Both the virus and the infection it causes are called HIV. White blood cells are an important part of the immune system. HIV invades and destroys certain white blood cells called CD4+ cells. If ...

  2. Tuberculosis in People With HIV - Topic Overview

    People who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk for developing a tuberculosis (TB) infection. Their risk for a TB infection doubles in the first year they developed the HIV infection. 1 If they have latent TB,which cannot be spread to others,they are at risk for the infection becoming an active disease,which can be spread to others. Active TB in ...

  3. Treating Tuberculosis in People With HIV - Topic Overview

    Treatment for people with tuberculosis (TB) who also have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is nearly the same as for people who don't have HIV. But there are some important differences,including: 1 Checking to make sure that the TB medicines are not changing the effectiveness of the medicines used to treat the HIV infection. Continuing treatment for longer than 6 months. Treatment may go on ...

  4. Gonorrhea - Home Treatment

    Learn more about treatments for gonorrhea infections.

  5. Gonorrhea - Symptoms

    About half of people infected with gonorrhea don't have symptoms. The incubation period-the time from exposure to the bacteria until symptoms develop-is usually 2 to 5 days, but sometimes symptoms may not develop for up to 30 days.

  6. Gonorrhea - What Happens

    Gonorrhea causes no long - term problems if it is treated early in the course of the infection before any complications develop. Left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to serious complications.

  7. Gonorrhea - Cause

    Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.Gonorrhea is spread during vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected partner. A pregnant woman may pass the infection to her newborn during delivery.G

  8. Antibiotics for Gonorrhea

    Drug details for Antibiotics for gonorrhea.

  9. Sexual Conditions Guide - Treatment Overview

    Gonorrhea causes no long - term problems if it is treated early in the course of the infection before any complications develop. Untreated gonorrhea can lead to many complications.Initial treatmentGonorrhea is treated with antibiotics.Treatment is recomme

  10. Gonorrhea - Prevention

    Learn about measures you can take to reduce your risk of becoming infected with gonorrhea or another sexually transmitted disease (STD).

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