Through organ transplantation or blood transfusions How will I know if I have an STD? Unfortunately, many people never know they have the virus until they start experiencing common symptoms. What are the signs and symptoms? Signs and symptoms of primary CMV include: Fatigue, weakness, night sweats, prolonged fever, swollen glands or sore throat, loss of appetite or weight loss, muscle aches or joint pain or stiffness, and general feeling of illness, discomfort or uneasiness. How does it affect men and women differently?
Coughing up blood was particularly a bad problem because everyone around you was then susceptible to the disease. The bacteria would go airborne after coughing blood, which would then infect those around the person. Most people would die two to seven days after being infected by the
You can get treated from this disease with an antibiotic. VII. Some problems that might occur in women include: the disease can spread to the fallopian tubes resulting in a pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause trouble with pregnancy and infertility, it can also add to the risk of you contracting HIV. In men the disease can cause kidney failure, urinary tract infection, and cause an increase of pus around the
Lupus Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. Chronic means the signs and symptoms go wrong with your immune system, which is part of the body that fights off virus, bacteria, and germs. Lupus is also a disease of flares, (the symptoms worsen and you fill ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). The immune system goes into overdrive and can’t tell difference between some of the body’s normal, healthy cells and germs that can cause infection. So the immune system responds by making antibodies that attack the body’s normal cells.
Chlamydia is currently one of the most common sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) caused by bacteria in the United States and continues to spread rapidly. The disease can be transmitted through oral, vaginal, or anal sex and, despite the common misconception, it can be spread without an ejaculation. Symptoms include painful urination, a clear or cloudy discharge from the penis or vagina, burning or itching around the groin, bleeding between menstrual periods, painful periods, and even infertility (WebMD). However, the most dangerous characteristic of the drug is that it can often go unnoticed or undetected and if there are symptoms, they may not present themselves until around three days later, furthering the spread of the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "it is estimated that 1 in 15 sexually active females aged 14-19 years has chlamydia."
Genital herpes causes painful genital ulcers in many adults that can be severe and persistent in persons with suppressed immune systems, such as HIV-infected persons. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can also cause rare but serious complications such as blindness, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), and aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the linings of the brain). Development of extragenital lesions in the buttocks, groin, thigh, finger, and eye may occur during the course of infection. 8 Some persons who contract genital herpes have concerns about how it will impact their overall health, sex life, and relationships. There can be can be considerable embarrassment, shame, and stigma associated with a herpes diagnosis and this can substantially interfere with a patient’s relationships.
Patients with drug induced lupus have symptoms that affect the joints, heart and lungs. Neonatal Lupus occurs with antibodies cross the placenta in pregnancy from the mother to the child. Children that are born to women who test positive for the antibody SSA/RO are at greater risk of developing lupus, although this occurring is rare. The children who do end up with neonatal lupus will see symptoms like skin rashes and even liver underdevelopment. There is an even rarer chance that they could develop a life-threating heart condition called congenital heart block or
The most popular theory is that the body’s immune system reacts abnormally in people with Crohn’s disease, mistaking bacteria, foods, and other substances for being foreign (www.gicare.com). The immune system’s response is to attack the invaders. During this process, white blood cells accumulate in the lining of the intestines, producing chronic inflammation, which leads to ulcerations and bowel injury. Scientists do not know if the abnormality in the functioning of the immune system in people with Crohn’s disease is cause, or a result, of the disease (www.gicare.com). Researches have shown that the inflammation seen in the GI tract of people with Crohn’s disease involves several factors such as genes the patient has inherited, immune system and environmental factors
Whooping cough is spread from person-to-person by droplets traveling through the air that carry bacteria from a cough or sneeze of an infected child. Since the pertussis vaccination did not have a high success rate, the use of “the latest wonder drugs, aureomycin and chloromycetin, help[ed] to overcome the infection and therefore shorten the duration of the illness” (Van Dellen
When transmitted through sexual contact, the bacteria can infect the urinary and reproductive organs. The term Chlamydia typically refers to the STD Chlamydia trachomatis, although two other types of this bacterium also can lead to illness. Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics but often there are symptoms, so the disease can be unknowingly transmitted. Untreated Chlamydia infections can lead to more serious health problems, such as infertility. Therefore it is important for sexually active teens to be screened for Chlamydia at least yearly by a health care provider.