Most common STDs in men, their symptoms and treatments

It’s important to recognize the signs of an STD so that you can treat the infection before it becomes a serious health risk. Here are the most common STDs among men

Most common STDs in men, their symptoms and treatmentsNo one likes talking about sexually transmitted diseases, but according to the American Sexual Health Association, nearly half of us will get one at some point in our lifetime. For that reason, it’s important to recognize the signs of an STD so that you can treat the infection before it becomes a serious health risk. […]

How vaginal and rectal bacteria may influence HIV risk in women

In a new study, researchers have identified certain types of vaginal bacteria that might increase a woman's susceptibility to sexually transmitted HIV

How vaginal and rectal bacteria may influence HIV risk in womenFirst study author Christina Gosmann – a postdoctoral research fellow at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard Medical School – and colleagues report their findings in the journal Immunity. HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s CD4 cells, or T cells, which are a type of white […]

What is genital psoriasis, symptoms to look out for and how to treat it

Genital psoriasis is one of the most uncomfortable forms of psoriasis because the genital area is so sensitive. Inverse psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis found in the groin and genital area

What is genital psoriasis, symptoms to look out for and how to treat itPsoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that is marked by raised, red, scaly patches on the skin area. The condition can occur anywhere on the body, including the genitals. It can range from mild to severe in terms of seriousness. Symptoms of genital psoriasis Genital psoriasis is one of the most uncomfortable forms of psoriasis […]

Experimental vaginal ring to fight HIV, but doubts persist whether women will use it

While the point of the ring is to help women fight HIV, what their partners think and what it would do to their sex lives — also matters

Experimental vaginal ring to fight HIV, but doubts persist whether women will use itThat’s a question researchers posed as part of the ASPIRE study, which tested the flexible silicone rings with women ages 18 to 45 living in Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. And it’s a practical one, explains Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which funded ASPIRE. The less […]