Sexually Transmitted Diseases are more prevalent all over the world. A wide variety of infections are transmitted through sexual intercourse. Earlier days Gonorrhoea and Syphilis were popular like today’s AIDS.,Chancroid, Chlamydia or LGV, Herpes, genital wart are also venereal origin and clinically rare conditions. Now-a-days AIDS has predominated the old ailments by its effect. Almost the older ones seem to have become old and forgotten. .       


Gonorrhoea

         Gonorrhoea is an infection caused by bacteria called Neisseria Gonorrhoeae,which can be indentified by a simple smear test. An infected person starts showing symptoms within 2 to 21 days. Mostly both women and men report with severe burning urination and thick yellow discharge from the genital passages. If gonorrhea is not treated it can spread to pelvic organs and cavity causing pelvic inflammatory disease. It can also result in scarring and permanent damage to the pelvic organs. If the infection is not treated properly it can cause infertility both in men and women.

Syphilis
        
Syphilis is also a bacterial infection caused by Treponema Pallidum. The symptoms usually start in 5 to 90 days. A painless brown or red sore may appear on the site of infection. The most possible places are mouth of the penis, vagina and even in breasts. Many victims ignore the lesion since it is painless and serological tests show negative.

 


        Usually the symptom disappears with or without treatment. Then the lesions may reappear after 1 month to 6 months with rashes all over the body and flu-like symptoms. Though the symptoms disappear with time, but if the person is not treated, he still has Syphilis. If left untreated it can cause heart disease, brain damage, blindness and even death. Syphilis is a deadly disease as it carries the infection that could affect the unborn or the off springs.

Chancroid
       Chancroid is also spread by sexual contact with an infected individual. The bacteria are more likely to invade the sexual organs at a point of a pre-existing injury, such as a small cut or scratch. The likelihood of transmission is greater if a person is very active sexually and does not practice good personal hygiene. The first sign of infection is one or more sores or raised bumps on the genital organs. They are surrounded by a narrow red border, which becomes filled with pus and eventually ruptures leaving a painful open sore. In untreated cases chancroid bacteria infects the lymph glands in the groin.

Herpes
  
      Herpes are lesions caused by a virus called Herpes Simplex Virus. Symptoms usually appear in 1 to 30 days after having intercourse. The person may not have any symptoms or can feel small painful blisters on the genital organs or in the mouth. The affected may experience flu-like symptoms. The blisters last from 1 to 3 weeks. And they disappear like the genital warts but the virus

         The genital wart appears as a soft, flesh toned, bumpy growth that often looks like miniature pieces of cauliflower. They can be small or clusters in large masses. They can be found on the vulva, in the vagina, on the cervix, penis, anus and urethra. Another virus called Human Papilloma Virus causes wart growths. Some genital wart viruses can cause cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina or penis.

AIDS
        AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Human Immune Deficiency Virus is called HIV that primarily attacks the person's immune system and later affects other parts of the body. The immune system is what allows the body to fight off diseases, from common cold to vaginal infections and cancer. When the virus attacks the immune system, the immune system is not able to fight infection because a person affected with the virus may not show any symptoms and does not know whether he or she has the virus. It may take several months to over 10 years for a person carrying virus to develop symptoms of AIDS. Even though it spread through sexual contact chances are there to be infected by blood transfusion and needle pricking.


Stage 1 The patient is without any symptoms. Sometimes lymph node enlargements can be found. This stage can be understood by the investigation of CD4 lymphocyte count and test for HIV is positive.


Stage ll Lack of immunity symptoms. Mostly found on respiratory tract and oral ulceration develops.


Stage lll It is well marked by weight loss. Persistent fever, chronic diarrhoea, oral candidiasis, bleeding tendency from gastro intestinal tract is frequent. Tuberculosis is very common and other bacterial infections may develop.


Stage lV A number of life threatening complications will appear which shows the fully acquired immunity deficiency symptoms. Later brain and nervous complications will worse the condition.


It is common fear that every body has these symptoms since it corroborates their natural resistance like other diseases. The infection is confirmed only by the prescribed tests.

Diagnosis
         Diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases is confirmed only by the laboratory findings such as smear, serological tests, culture and special tests like Elisa, immunoassay tests. If you've tested positive for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) you are infected with the virus that causes AIDS. It does not mean you have AIDS. A diagnosis of AIDS is made when a person has specific signs or symptoms of immune system deficiency.

         HIV attacks the body's immune system by destroying white blood cells called CD4 cells (also T4 or T helper cells). CD4 cells help the immune system fight infection. When you are HIV positive, your risk of infection will be reflected by the CD4 count.

         The viral load test is a way of measuring how much virus is present in the blood. The viral load and the CD4 count, along with evaluation of your signs and symptoms, will help your doctor determine when to start antiviral medication and whether you are at risk of developing an opportunistic infection.

Prevention

         Persons with single sexual partner are the least likely to get HIV. If you do have or had more than one partner or are unsure if your partner has more than one partner, it is very important to use condoms to prove a barrier for any infectious organisms.

 


Treatment

   The bacterial or viral infection can damage superficially or invade the blood stream and infiltrates to modify the genetic make up of a patient. Syphilis and HIV infections are more virulent and change the genetic coding in DNA of a patient. Many patients suppress their ailments with a local application or chemical killers. Later it shows serological positiveness for certain infections. Here the applications is different in homoeopathic system, which roots the disease. It could bring the serological tests negative to a patient irrespective of a disease. This is possible since the application has similar in manifestations to eradicate the disease.

      This has been seen in many cases of genetic warts, recurrent urinary tract infection gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV.

 

Clinical evidences

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