STDs Information







AIDS stands for Acquired immunodeficiency (or immune deficiency) Syndrome. It results from infection with a virus called HIV, which stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This virus infects key cells in the human body called CD4-positive (CD4+) T cells. These cells are part of the body's immune system, which fights infections and various cancers.
Herpes is a chronic condition. Chronic, in medicine, means long-term. However, many people never have symptoms even though they are carrying the virus. Many people with HSV have recurring genital herpes. When a person is initially infected the recurrences, if they do occur, tend to happen more frequently. Over time the remission periods get longer and longer. Each occurrence tends to become less severe with time.
Chlamydia, or chlamydial infection, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis), a bacterium that only infects humans. Although we usually think of the sexually transmitted disease (STD), chlamydial infection refers to infection caused by any species of the Chlamydiaceae bacterial family.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by a bacterial infection brought on by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that thrives in warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract. In women, this includes the cervix, the uterus and the fallopian tubes. Gonorrhea can also breed in the urethra of both women and men, as well as in the mouth, throat, eyes and anus.