Sexual Health Overview Index

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Sexual health information including birth control, impotence, herpes, sexually transmitted diseases, staying healthy, women's sexual health concerns, and men's sexual health concerns. Learn about the most common sexual conditions affecting men and women.

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    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Symptoms and signs...learn more »
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      Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Article
      • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) facts
      • What is the history of HIV, and when was HIV discovered?
      • What tests are used in the diagnosis of HIV?
      • How is HIV spread (transmitted)?
      • What are symptoms and signs of HIV infection and AIDS in men, women, and children?
      • What happens after an exposure to the blood or genital secretions of an HIV-infected person?
      • What laboratory tests are used to monitor HIV-infected people?
      • What are HIV treatments and medications? What are the key principles in managing HIV infection?
      • When should antiviral therapy be started?
      • What is the initial therapy for HIV?
      • What are nucleoside and nucleotide analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)?
      • What are nonnucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)?
      • What are protease inhibitors?
      • What are fusion inhibitors?
      • What is a CCR5 antagonist?
      • What is an integrase strand transfer inhibitor?
      • What HIV drugs are in development?
      • What are side effects of HIV therapy?
      • What happens if the patient's viral load increases while on HIV therapy?
      • What are the risks of missing doses or stopping antiviral therapy?
      • Should patients with the flu- or mono-like illness of primary HIV infection be treated?
      • What about treatment for HIV during pregnancy?
      • What can be done for people who have severe immunosuppression?
      • What is the future for HIV-infected individuals with regards to treatment simplification and cure research?
      • What is in the future for preventing HIV transmission?
    • Genital Warts (HPV) Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. HPV is primarily transmitted...learn more »
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      Genital Warts (HPV) Article
      • Genital warts (HPV) facts*
      • What are human papillomaviruses (HPVs)?
      • How common is HPV infection?
      • What are the symptoms of genital warts?
      • How is HPV infection diagnosed?
      • Is there a DNA test for types of HPV infection?
      • How are genital warts diagnosed?
      • Is there a cure or treatment for external genital warts?
      • Precancerous changes (dysplasia) of the cervix
      • Can HPV infection be prevented?
      • What should a person do if exposed to someone with genital warts?
    • Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence) Erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence) is the failure to achieve or maintain an erection. There are many potential underlying...learn more »
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      Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence) Article
      • Erectile dysfunction (impotence) facts
      • What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
      • What are erectile dysfunction symptoms and signs?
      • What is normal penis anatomy?
      • How common is erectile dysfunction?
      • How does erection occur?
      • How is erection sustained?
      • What are erectile dysfunction risk factors?
      • What causes erectile dysfunction?
      • How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?
      • What drugs treat erectile dysfunction?
      • What is the treatment for erectile dysfunction?
      • Oral phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors
      • Sildenafil (Viagra)
      • Vardenafil (Levitra)
      • Tadalafil (Cialis)
      • Avanafil (Stendra)
      • What are intracavernosal injections?
      • What are intraurethral suppositories?
      • How effective is testosterone in treating erectile dysfunction?
      • Can a penis pump (vacuum device) help erectile dysfunction?
      • Can low testosterone level be replaced?
      • What about psychological therapy for erectile dysfunction?
      • Surgery for erectile dysfunction
      • Can over-the-counter (OTC) and/or natural or home remedies treat erectile dysfunction?
      • Is it possible to prevent erectile dysfunction?
      • What is the prognosis for erectile dysfunction?
      • What research is being done for erectile dysfunction?
    • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical and emotional disturbances that occur after a woman ovulates and ends...learn more »
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      Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Article
      • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) facts
      • What is premenstrual syndrome?
      • How common is PMS?
      • When was PMS discovered?
      • What causes PMS?
      • What are the symptoms of PMS?
      • How is the diagnosis of PMS made?
      • What conditions are like PMS?
      • How is PMS distinguished from other conditions?
      • What treatments are available for PMS?
      • What medications are used to treat PMS?
      • Are there herbal or natural remedies for PMS?
      • Can exercise help relieve some of the symptoms of PMS?
      • Is there a "cure" for PMS?
    • Prostatitis (Inflammation of the Prostate Gland) Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Causes of prostatitis include STDs, bacteria from urinary tract infections...learn more »
      In This Article
      Prostatitis (Inflammation of the Prostate Gland) Article
      • Prostatitis facts
      • Prostatitis definition
      • What causes prostatitis?
      • What are the risk factors for prostatitis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of prostatitis?
      • When should I see my doctor for prostatitis?
      • How is the diagnosis of prostatitis made?
      • What is the treatment for prostatitis?
      • What are the complications of prostatitis?
      • What is the prognosis for prostatitis?
      • Prostatitis conclusion
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are infections that are transmitted during any type of sexual exposure, including...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Article
      • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) facts
      • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
      • Gonorrhea
      • Chlamydia
      • Syphilis
      • Genital Herpes
      • Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) and Genital Warts
      • Chancroid
      • Ectoparasitic Infections
      • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
      • Hepatitis B
      • Hepatitis C
      • Conclusions

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Terms related to Sexual Health Overview:

  • Health, Sexual
  • Intimacy
  • Men's Sexual Health
  • Sexual Relationships
  • Women's Sexual Health