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Explosion in rickets, gout and scarlet fever caused by processed junk food and inflationary monetary policy
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:32:29 +0800 |
(Natural News) Poor diet, financial insecurity, and falling standards of living are factors that contribute to the rising incidence of Victorian-era diseases — such as gout, rickets, scarlet fever, and syphilis — in modern-day Great Britain. The U.K. Faculty of Public Health (FPH) stressed that poor wage growth and persistent inflation has greatly affected nutrition intake... (Source:

Antenatal screening in Europe: How to avoid mother-to-child transmission of infections
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe -- despite existing prevention methods. A new ECDC report outlines the cornerstones for effective antenatal screening programs across the EU/EEA countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Tanzania: State Embarks On New Aids, Hepatitis, Syphilis Research
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:42:17 +0800 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
[Daily News] THE government envisages embarking on research that will generate new statistics relating to the indicators and new infections for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Syphilis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Pregnancy Infection Concern Rises with Resurgence of Syphilis,...
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:05:01 +0800 | PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals
Medical Community Should Also Prepare for Intentional Infectious Agents, according to Teratology Society Journal(PRWeb March 15, 2017)Read the full story at (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

Message from CDC ' s NCHHSTP & STD Directors: STD Awareness Month
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:55:58 +0800 |
A message from The Directors of the NCHHSTP and STD (CDC) on the resurgence of syphilis and what public health departments can do to raise awareness of STDs and specifically syphilis in April. (Source:

Record STD rates drive syphilis in newborns
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:00:46 +0800 | - Health
Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. (Source: - Health)

Most Clinical Trials Have A Glaring Flaw Before They Even Begin
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:00 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
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Mercury in vaccines is just like the Tuskegee experiments all over again, warns African-American religious leader
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:24:18 +0800 |
(Natural News) An African American religious leader has likened the use of vaccines on black children to the infamous Tuskegee experiment. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was initiated in 1932, in order to record the progression of untreated syphilis. Six hundred mostly illiterate black men (399 of them with syphilis) were recruited and were told they... (Source:

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cuts STI Rates (CME/CE)
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:35:41 +0800 | MedPage Today Infectious Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Marked reduction in syphilis and chlamydia in high-risk men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)

Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:09:18 +0800 | Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines
Doxycycline taken after sex might reduce rates of syphilis and chlamydia in gay men, but questions about antibiotic resistance remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)

Related Concepts

TORCH infections
Vertically Transmitted Infections

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

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