Diseases

Human Papillomavirus

Human Papillomavirus

What is Human Papillomavirus? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) also known as wart virus or genital warts, is a particular type of virus that affects epithelial surfaces. Epithelium basically refers to a layer of cells. HPV usually causes warts in various parts ... Read More »

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

What is Hepatitis B virus? Hepatitis B virus is a disease of the Liver. Hepatitis refers to any condition causing inflammation of the liver. Although many Hepatitis B viruses can cause inflammation of the liver, Hepatitis B is one of ... Read More »

Syphilis

Syphilis

What is Syphilis? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted or congenital infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Although it begins as a genital infection, it becomes a systemic disease in the second (secondary syphilis), third (tertiary syphilis) or fourth stage ... Read More »

Herpes

Herpes

What is Herpes Simplex Virus? There are two different strains of herpes simplex viruses: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type¬†2 (HSV-2). Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is usually associated with infections of the lips, ... Read More »

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease? Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) refers to an inflammation affecting any part of the upper female genital tract, including the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes and ovaries. The inflammatory condition is usually caused by untreated sexually transmitted ... Read More »

AIDS

AIDS

What is HIV AIDS? HIV is a retrovirus that causes AIDS. HIV attacks the immune system. This system consists of cells and organs that protect the body against diseases like infections and cancer. HIV attacks the immune system through special ... Read More »

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a disease of the epithelial lining of the urogenital tract, rectum, pharynx and conjunctivae. Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can be passed on by vaginal, oral or anal sexual intercourse. ... Read More »

Chlamydia

Chlamydia

There are three main species of Chlamydia causing human infection: Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydia pneumoniae (also known as Chlamydophila pneumoniae), and Chlamydia psittacci. C. pneumoniae and C. psittacci cause respiratory infections. C. trachomatis causes infections that can affect the eyes, urogenital ... Read More »