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Sexual Transmitted Diseases

SIDA

It is a drop of immunity by the reduction of the organic defenses which leads to death by certain forms of cancer or infections.

The disease is attributed to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Initially observed in homosexuals, injected drugs abusers, hemophylics, haitians, africans and those who have a need for frequent blood transfusions. Nowadays many people consider that the disease is heterosexually transmitted, thus trying to eliminate risk groups.

The symptomatology is diverse and reveals itself through signs of an organic defense diminution, with frequent infections caused by bacteria and fungus, fever, diarrhea, polyadenopathy, loss of weight, anemia, asthenia, etc., being Moniliasis, pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii, and the Kaposi Sarcoma, the most frequent complications.

It is estimated that more than 50 % of the patients with confirmed diagnosis have already died.

There is no effective treatment up to date. Many drugs have been tested, all of them with relative results.

The only way to combat SIDA is the prophylaxy, abstaining from sexual intercourse or using protection (condom).

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