Medical News Today: What does semen taste like, and can it change?
Semen typically has a bitter or slightly salty taste, though this may vary from person to person. Various fluids in the semen give it its taste. Learn more here.
We describe a 56-year-old Chinese male with well controlled HIV presenting with recurrent genital ulceration despite suppressive therapy with ACV. He was first treated for presumptive ACV resistant HSV three years ago due to poor clinical response to ACV.
Background: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by Treponema pallidum, a bacterium that is difficult to culture and requires serological techniques for its diagnosis. Early diagnosis and correct interpretation of serological techniques is important to avoid potentially serious complications. The traditional diagnostic algorithm for syphilis begins with a nontreponemal test (NTT), such as rapid plasma reagin test (RPR), followed by a confirmatory specific treponemal-test (TT) only when the initial NTT turns out positive.
In this study, we investigated whether the route of infection plays a role in the downstream immune responses to C. muridarum infection. We found that transcervical infection with C. muridarum results in higher bacterial burdens in the upper genital tract at earlier time points, correlating with levels of innate immune cells. When bacterial burdens were equivalent in intravaginally and transcervically infected mice at later time points, we observed substantially higher levels of adaptive immune cells in transcervically infected mice. Our data suggest that different routes of infection with the same organism can elicit diff...
While sexual activity does not cause a yeast infection, it can increase the risk of one developing by introducing new bacteria to the vagina. Learn more in this article.
[Daily Trust] The Federal Ministry of Health has recommended Insti HIV 1/2 and Insti Multiplex Dual HIV1/2 and Syphilis antibody rapid tests kits as a first line kit in the national HIV testing algorithm.
There are two versions of “the conversation” we have with men: One is for teenage boys, and it is about wet dreams, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy and at one point also about testicular self-examinations. Those have now been edited out of the script, which makes sense to me since I have seen only three […]Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Some women report experiencing intense sexual pleasure from the stimulation of an area in the vagina called the G-spot. Others may think they do not have one. Learn more about its location and current research here.
[This Day] World Health Organization(W.H.O) estimated that 448 Million new cases of individuals around the world suffers from Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
When my primary care patients reach high school age, or sometimes before, I kick their parents out of the exam room. I don’t do it right at the beginning of the visit. I meet with them both first, to see what the parents are worried about (teens don’t always tell me), and to get updated on what is going on with the family (teens don’t always know). Then I ask the parents to leave. I say that at their child’s age, I like to have some time alone with them. I have a standard speech I give the teen. I say, “Anything you tell me is confidential, and your parent won’t be able to read the note ...
You're reading Testicular pain: Everything you need to know as a parent, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Does your of age son often complain about the pain in testicles? Does he feel uncomfortable while riding his bicycles or bike? If yes! It could be testicular pain which mostly occurs among teenage boys. It’s very uncommon to see the pain in boys above 25 years old. Testicular pain often requires immediate medical attention. If the treatment is started within 6 hrs of beginning of the pain, ...