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HIV Informational Video – HIV Symptoms & Treatment

Dr. Sabrina Kendrick, Director of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, provides information on the symptoms of HIV and AIDS.

Real Help on HIV; Sabrina Kendrick, M.D.; Brought to you by getSTDtested.com.

There are about fifty thousand new cases per year of HIV in the United States. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS; it also affects the immune system and causes the immune system to become susceptible to infections. Initially, someone who is exposed to HIV may not have any symptoms at all and this may happen over a period of three to six months, after which time the body begins to recognize the virus and develops antibodies. At that time, they will have these flu-like illness and symptoms that will go away and then after the symptoms go away they will not have any symptoms at all and that can go from ten to fifteen years without having any symptoms but the disease process does advance from HIV to AIDS over this time period and then the patient may present with fever, weight loss or wasting, diarrhea, and maybe even pneumonia.

Those persons who should be tested for HIV include those who are having unprotected sex, particularly those who have vaginal or anal unprotected sex. HIV is transmitted through unprotected sex or by blood, mainly through sharing needles. HIV is tested conclusively with a laboratory-based blood test.

Currently there is no vaccine for the HIV virus, but there are medications that the patient can take that includes a combination of these antiretroviral drugs that make up a cocktail that the patients can take and do well with these medications and live longer with a productive lifestyle. You can prevent transmission of HIV by not participating in risky behaviors which includes using condoms when you have sex and not sharing needles.

Symptoms of Hepatitis B & Hepatitis B Treatment

Dr. Sabrina Kendrick, Director of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, talks about the symptoms, transmission, testing and treatment of the Hepatitis B virus.

Real Help on Hepatitis B; Sabrina Kendrick, M.D.; Brought to you by getSTDtested.com. Hepatitis B is a virus that affects the liver and causes inflammation of this organ and it can be sexually transmitted as well as transmitted through blood products. Hepatitis B is transmitted through sex and it can be transmitted through sharing needles or through blood transfusions. Persons who have Hepatitis B can present with fever, nausea, vomiting, sometimes diarrhea, abdominal pain, joint aches, and just overall generalized fatigue. The test for Hepatitis B involves a blood specimen that is sent to the lab. For most patients who acquire Hepatitis B, the body develops an immune response that clears the virus and the infection is over and they are considered immune. But then for a small percentage of patients that go on to develop chronic Hepatitis, those persons are eligible for combination antiretrovirals that can eventually clear the virus over time. For chronic untreated Hepatitis B, these patients can go on to develop liver cancer. To prevent transmission of Hepatitis B more commonly for those cases that are sexually transmitted, you should use protection. For those cases that are transmitted by blood products, I would say to not share your needles.

Hepatitis C Symptoms & Hepatitis C Treatment Video

Dr. Sabrina Kendrick, Director of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, talks about the symptoms, transmission, testing, cure and treatment of the Hepatitis C virus.

Real Help on Hepatitis C; Sabrina Kendrick, M.D.; Brought to you by getSTDtested.com. Hepatitis C is a virus that causes an inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is transmitted more commonly by blood products or sharing needles, but a small percentage of calls are sexually transmitted. Hepatitis C commonly causes symptoms such as generalized fatigue, malaise or feeling tired, low energy. Hepatitis C testing involves a blood-test that is sent to the laboratory. Well there is no cure for Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C treatment involves a various combination of medications that you can take by mouth, injection, and that usually extends over a long period of time following the livers response to the medications. The complications of untreated Hepatitis C include liver cancer more commonly or liver failure and sclerosis. Hepatitis C can be prevented by not sharing needles, by using protection for those small percent of cases that are sexually transmitted and by not sharing personal articles such as razors and toothbrushes. Persons who should be tested for Hepatitis C include those who have used drugs intravenously or shared needles and who are having sex unprotected and live in a household with someone who has Hepatitis C and has shared personal options such as toothbrushes and razors.

Video on Chlamydia Treatment & Chlamydia Symptoms


Dr. Sabrina Kendrick, Director of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, talks about the symptoms, transmission, testing and treatment of Chlamydia.

Real Help on Chlamydia; Sabrina Kendrick, M.D.; Brought to you by getSTDtested.com. Chlamydia is very common, it is one of the most common STDs and there are about an estimated three million cases in the United States per year. Chlamydia is a disease that can cause inflammation in men in the urethra and in women, they are most commonly asymptomatic sixty percent of the time, but if they do have symptoms they may come in complaining of vaginal discharge or vaginal odor, they may have vaginal spotting or they may even pain or burning when they urinate. Men, when they come in with complaints, they may commonly complain of a urethral or penile discharge or a drip. They may also complain of a little tingling or irritation or burning when they urinate. Chlamydia is transmitted through sex, whether its sex, vaginal sex where its penis to vagina or whether its oral sex where the mouth goes on the penis, or whether its anal sex where there is anal-receptive sex where the penis goes in the anus. The test for Chlamydia involves a urine-based test where the patient would urinate in a cup and the specimen is sent to a lab and tested for Chlamydia and the results come back within three days. Chlamydia is easily treated with a low-cost antibiotic that cures the disease and kills the organism when you take it. Some of the complications with Chlamydia if it goes untreated; in women, it can lead it to infertility as well as it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease; in men if it goes untreated, it can lead to pain in the testes and those are some of the more common complications that can occur in both women and men. If you are going to have sex, you need to use protection, but to be completely free of Chlamydia is to not have sex. Those people who should be tested for Chlamydia include women who are sexually active; under the age of 25, should receive an annual test for Chlamydia and then those women who are sexually active over the age of 25 and have risk factors for Chlamydia, which include multiple sexual partners and unprotected sex. Those men who should get tested include of course if they have symptoms like a discharge and consider getting the test annually if they are sexually active without symptoms.

Symptoms of Gonorrhea & How To Treat Gonorrhea Video

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Dr. Sabrina Kendrick, Director of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, talks about the transmission, treatment, testing and complications of untreated Gonorrhea.

Real Help on Gonorrhea; Sabrina Kendrick, M.D.; Brought to you by getSTDtested.com. Gonorrhea is common, there are about a half a million cases of Gonorrhea in the United States per year. Gonorrhea is transmitted through sex, either vaginal sex, oral sex, or anal sex. Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics and the antibiotics will cure the disease and the symptoms will go away. The antibiotics are inexpensive and usually there is no need to return for a reexamination or retreatment. Once you treat it and the symptoms go away, its gone. The complications of untreated Gonorrhea in women include infertility as well as it can also cause pelvic inflammatory disease. In men it can cause pain in the testes or also known as epididimitis. In both men and women the organism can go to the bloodstream and cause further complications. Those persons who should be tested for Gonorrhea include persons who are sexually active and who are not using protection or those persons who come in with symptoms; with women, with a vaginal discharge and with men, with penile discharges. The test for Gonorrhea is a urine-based test where the patient comes in, urinates in a cup and the specimen is sent into a laboratory for testing.

Syphilis Symptoms & Treatment Video


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Learn how to treat and prevent Syphilis & more from Dr. Sabrina Kendrick, Director of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center & getSTDtested.com

How do I treat and prevent Syphilis? The transmission of Syphilis is prevented by using condoms when you have sex. The treatment of Syphilis involves giving Penicillin shots. Treatment for the first stage or the primary illness includes one shot at the time of diagnosis. If the diagnosis is a later stage of Syphilis, it may include Penicillin shots weekly for three weeks. Those persons who should be tested for Syphilis include anyone who is having unprotected sex as well as those individuals who present with a genital ulcer and/or a rash anywhere on the body

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