The signs of herpes appear about 2-10 days after sexual contact with an infected person.
itching/burning-feeling in the genital area
water blisters (vesicles) or open sores
discharge of fluid from the vagina.
Herpes sores heal after 3-4 days but often recur. Treatment relieves pain and discomfort but cannot prevent recurrence. A woman with herpes may infect her newborn at childbirth causing blindness or mental retardation.
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(of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.
Malawi: Adolescents At High HIV/Aids Risk in Nsanje Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:05:20 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs [Malawi News Agency]Nsanje -Lack of access to information on sexual and reproductive health in Nsanje is said to be putting teenagers at a high risk of contracting HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Africa: Global Fund Welcomes Appointment of Eric Goosby Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:32:49 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs [Global Fund]The Global Fund applauded the appointment of Eric Goosby as the United Nations Special Envoy on Tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Ethiopia: Former City Road, Transport Official to Head Anti-HIV/Aids Office Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:07:47 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs [Reporter]As the Addis Ababa City Administration is taking new measures to split the city's Road and Transport Bureau, Mayor Diriba Kuma has recently appointed the bureau's long-serving deputy head, Tiblets Asgedom, to head its other key office, the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Africa: Jennifer Goosen Appointed As Head of Donor Relations Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:25:49 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs [Global Fund]The Global Fund named Jennifer Goosen as Head of Donor Relations, where she will help lead efforts to replenish funding that supports programs fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Malawi: Man Convicted for Defiling and Infecting Child With HIV Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:25:16 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs [Malawi24]The First Grade Magistrate Court in Malawi's lake district of Mangochi has convicted and sentenced 24 year old Fyson Malembo to 13 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling and infecting with HIV a 13 year old child. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Sexually Transmitted Disease Partner Notification among African-American, Adolescent Women. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:00:03 +0100 | Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology Conclusion. Although participants were willing to use most methods of partner notification, most preferred to tell partners themselves and few preferred expedited partner therapy. Traditional methods for partner notification and treatment may not be adequate for all adolescents in this population.
Zimbabwe: Brisk Business for STI Herbs Vendors Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:20:26 +0100 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine [New Zimbabwe]AS sexually transmitted infection (STI) cases soar, many Zimbabweans in the capital are turning to traditional herbs for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)