How To Know You Have A Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)

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The term sexually transmitted disease (STD) is used to refer to a condition passed from one person to another through sexual contact. You can contract an STD by having unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the STD.

An STD may also be called a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or venereal disease (VD).

That doesn’t mean sex is the only way STDs are transmitted. Depending on the specific STD, infections may also be transmitted through sharing needles and breastfeeding.

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Symptoms of STDs in men

It’s possible to contract an STD without developing symptoms. But some STDs cause obvious symptoms. In men, common symptoms include:

  • pain or discomfort during sex or urination
  • sores, bumps, or rashes on or around the penis, testicles, anus, buttocks, thighs, or mouth
  • unusual discharge or bleeding from the penis
  • painful or swollen testicles

Symptoms of STDs in women

In many cases, STDs don’t cause noticeable symptoms. When they do, common STD symptoms in women include:

  • pain or discomfort during sex or urination
  • sores, bumps, or rashes on or around the vagina, anus, buttocks, thighs, or mouth
  • unusual discharge or bleeding from the vagina
  • itchiness in or around the vagina

Types of STDs

A certain type of bacteria causes chlamydia. It’s the most commonly reported STD among Americans, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Many people with chlamydia have no noticeable symptoms. When symptoms do develop, they often include:

  • pain or discomfort during sex or urination
  • green or yellow discharge from the penis or vagina
  • pain in the lower abdomen

If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to:

If a pregnant woman has untreated chlamydia, she can pass it to her baby during birth. The baby may develop:

  • pneumonia
  • eye infections
  • blindness

HPV (human papillomavirus)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can be passed from one person to another through intimate skin-to-skin or sexual contact. There are many different strains of the virus. Some are more dangerous than others.

The most common symptom of HPV is warts on the genitals, mouth, or throat.

Some strains of HPV infection can lead to cancer, including:

  • oral cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • vulvar cancer
  • penile cancer
  • rectal cancer

While most cases of HPV don’t become cancerous, some strains of the virus are more likely to cause cancer than others. According to the National Cancer Institute, most cases of HPV-related cancer in the United States are caused by HPV 16 and HPV 18. These two strains of HPV account for 70 percent of all cervical cancer cases.

Syphilis

Syphilis is another bacterial infection. It often goes unnoticed in its early stages.

The first symptom to appear is a small round sore, known as a chancre. It can develop on your genitals, anus, or mouth. It’s painless but very infectious.

Later symptoms of syphilis can include:

  • rash
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • headaches
  • joint pain
  • weight loss
  • hair loss

HIV

HIV can damage the immune system and raise the risk of contracting other viruses or bacteria and certain cancers. If left untreated, it can lead to stage 3 HIV, known as AIDS. But with today’s treatment, many people living with HIV don’t ever develop AIDS.

In the early or acute stages, it’s easy to mistake the symptoms of HIV with those of the flu. For example, the early symptoms can include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • aches and pains
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • nausea
  • rashes

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is another common bacterial STD. It’s also known as “the clap.”

Many people with gonorrhea develop no symptoms. But when present, symptoms may include:

  • a white, yellow, beige, or green-colored discharge from the penis or vagina
  • pain or discomfort during sex or urination
  • more frequent urination than usual
  • itching around the genitals
  • sore throat

Herpes

Herpes is the shortened name for the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two main strains of the virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both can be transmitted sexually. It’s a very common STD. The CDC estimates more than 1 out of 6 people ages 14 to 49 have herpes in the United States.

HSV-1 primarily causes oral herpes, which is responsible for cold sores. However, HSV-1 can also be passed from one person’s mouth to another person’s genitals during oral sex. When this happens, HSV-1 can cause genital herpes.

HSV-2 primarily causes genital herpes.

The most common symptom of herpes is blistery sores. In the case of genital herpes, these sores develop on or around the genitals. In oral herpes, they develop on or around the mouth.

Herpes sores generally crust over and heal within a few weeks. The first outbreak is usually the most painful. Outbreaks typically become less painful and frequent over time.

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Recognizing a heart attack on time is very important in order to ensure survival. Heart attacks occur, when the heart doesn’t receive oxygenated blood as a result of some heart block or coronary artery blockage. The heart muscle suddenly dies and this is known as heart attack.

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Acid Reflux and GERD Overview

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Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents moves backward into the esophagus. It’s also called acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Acid reflux is a common digestive condition. According to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), more than 60 million Americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. More than 15 million Americans experience it every day.

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Change Your Ways, Reduce Your Risk: 7 Tips for Preventing Diabetes

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Piggybacking the obesity epidemic, diabetes rates continue to surge. On June 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new and alarming statistics on diabetes. An estimated 29 million Americans have the disease, a nearly 12 percent increase from the 26 million diabetics in 2010.

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How to Help Someone Who’s Depressed

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Announcing live voting for the Go Africa Health Expo 2018 Health contest on 3/20/2018 in Greenwich Village

Heads up! Have a business idea or concept that is Health related? particapte or watch the Go Africa Health Expo 2018 Health contest.

Attendees  on site at the event will be able to vote live for each of the contestants

Health or beauty idea or concept Contest (for entrepreneurs, startups and small companies)

  • General category (Limit 10 contestants)
    • 10 min presentation of your business with 5 min Q&A from the Audience and Judges:
  • Innovation & idea Category (Limit 10 contestants)
    • Contestant has an innovation or idea (Health or Beauty) that is in the incubation, development stage
    • 10 min presentation of your business with 5 min Q&A from the Audience and Judges:

Prize levels for the above contests:

  • General category (Limit 10 contestants)
    • First Prize 100.00 in gift cards
    • Second prize 50.00 in gift cards
  • Innovation & idea Category (Limit 10 contestants)
    • First Prize 75.00 in gift cards
    • Second prize 50.00 in gift cards

 

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Pharmacist Profile: See Alina Fain (Duane Reade) @ the Go Africa Health Expo on 3/20/2018 in Greenwich Village

We welcome Duane Reade , to the Go Africa Health Expo 2018 in Greenwich Village  @  9 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011,  between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on 03/20/2018 from 10am – 7pm.

CONTACT: please register at http://goafricahealth.com/ or via Eventbrite https://goafricahealthexpo2018.eventbrite.com

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Social & Networking happy hour event with bar (3pm – 7pm) @ the Go Africa Health Expo on 3/20/2018 in Greenwich Village

Network & gain Knowledge!  Attend the Social & Networking  part of the Health Expo, which  is from 3pm -7pm. Gain knowledge with experts in emergency medince, Womens Health, Mens Health, Edler care, and preventive care.

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Social & Networking event with bar (3pm – 7pm)

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Self-Help Services profile: Visit CLR Trust at the GA Health Expo 2018 on 3/20/2018

We welcome CLR Trust , to the Go Africa Health Expo 2018 in Greenwich Village  @  9 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011,  between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on 03/20/2018 from 10am – 7pm.

CONTACT: please register at http://goafricahealth.com/ or via Eventbrite https://goafricahealthexpo2018.eventbrite.com

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About CLR Trust: 

At CLR Trust our mission is to have you experience life, not just go through the motions; for you to see the beauty in yourself and the world around you; to have fruitful and fulfilled relationships.

What if we, all people, were put on this earth for more than just go to school, get a job, pay taxes, then die?

We all have a purpose in life but it may not always be clear as to what our purpose is. We get caught up in the demand of our daily lives and the need to work for money.

At CLR Trust we show you how to achieve true happiness by living out your life’s purpose.Coaching Services

My coaching programs are tailored specifically to you. I cater to your goals, your wants and your needs. Together  through our strategy sessions we will design an outline to enable you to achieve your goals. We begin by writing out the goal(s) and work backwards breaking the goal down in monthly tasks then weekly targets. You will feel confident in your ability to begin working towards making your goals a reality.

We then work together, one on one, for 12 or more  weeks. We will meet weekly and speak periodically throughout the week to ensure you stay on task. During this time you will gain the confidence and tools needed to become who God created you to be. 

Lifestyle Transformation
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Action springs from what we fundamentally desire. The first step is always the hardest, which is why working with a coach is beneficial in achieving your goals. I will assist you in unfolding your current lifestyle.  Together we comb through three important areas of your life: your Mind, Body and Soul, or as I like to call them your Life, Liberty and Happiness. These areas of your life determine who you are, how you act and how you react to life. We focus on making changes to these three areas by implementing small and impactful changes to your current lifestyle. We break them down into weekly tasks making your life’s purpose more obtainable and achievable. By setting weekly tasks, we make the transition from your current lifestyle to your new profound lifestyle less intimidating and more realistic. You will have a clear vision of how to achieve your life’s purpose and become who God created you to be.

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When God created the earth, He ensured the earth would provide for every creature, especially Humans. My Holistic Health Coaching Service assists you in achieving your health goals. Whether it be to maintain a healthy lifestyle or target a current ailment.  I provide you with healthy, natural and holistic alternatives. Together we work toward improving the quality and longevity of your life. Making health conscience changes to your lifestyle and diet will not only improve your health but give you the energy and drive to achieve you life’s purpose and become who God created you to be. 
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HealthCare Merchant profile: Visit CIDNY to the GA Health Expo 2018 on 3/20/2018

We welcome CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY , to the Go Africa Health Expo 2018 in Greenwich Village  @  9 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011,  between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on 03/20/2018 from 10am – 7pm.

CONTACT: please register at http://goafricahealth.com/ or via Eventbrite https://goafricahealthexpo2018.eventbrite.com

Or email info@goafricahealth.com or call 646-502-9778 Ext. 8003 to the attend or to request further  information.

About CIDNY: 

CIDNY’s Action Network (CAN) is made up of people with disabilities who come to CIDNY for individual services, as well as others who care about justice and equality for people with disabilities. We have monthly meetings where we learn about disability issues, practice advocacy skills, and plan activities to create change. CAN volunteers testify at public hearings, attend housing rallies, and meet with state legislators. Find out more about what it means to be part of CAN. If you subscribe to our email list, you will get Action Alerts about urgent disability issues. You’ll be given a sample email to send or talking points for a phone call to your legislators or other policy makers, and with one click, your message will go to the right email addresses. You can also find major federal laws CIDNY supports, tips on how to be an effective advocate, contact information for letters to the editor, the status of any state bill, and much more.

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (or LTCOP) is a federal advocacy program dedicated to protecting people living in long term care facilities. In New York State, the Office for the Aging operates LTCOP through its Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman https://ltcombudsman.ny.gov/Volunteers/Volunteers.cfm.

The heart of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is its corps of specially trained and certified citizen-volunteer ombudsmen. Many volunteers are professionals from various fields. These dedicated Ombudsmen spend an average of four hours a week in each of their assigned facilities, advocating for the residents.

The New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman has chosen CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY http://www.cidny.org/ to manage the program for New York City. CIDNY was chosen because it had over 35 years of success advocating for people with disabilities.

 

Sincerely,

Mary Jane Wolper

 

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Volunteer Coordinator

CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY

841 Broadway, Suite 301, New York, NY 10003

Email: mwolper@cidny.org

Phone: 212 812-2913

What is CIDNY’s Consumer Action Network (CAN)?

CIDNY’s Action Network is made up of people with disabilities, as well as others who care about justice and equality for people with disabilities. Each of us brings our experience, our strengths and our energy to monthly meetings where we plan activities, learn about disability issues, and practice advocacy skills. Throughout the year, we take action steps to create change, such as:

  • Attending public events to find out whether they are accessible.
  • Sending email messages and letters to lawmakers asking them to vote for or against bills that matter to people with disabilities.
  • Meeting with state and city government officials to explain how their decisions affect our lives.
  • Testifying at public speak-outs about health insurance and special education.
  • Together we can change how the government, businesses, and others in our community treat people with disabilities.

For more information about CAN or to get on our mailing and phone lists, please contact Monica Bartley, Community Outreach Organizer, 646-442-4153 or mbartley@cidny.org, or join online.

 

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