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A vaccine is available against four common HPV types associated with the development of genital warts and cervical and anogenital carcinomas. This...
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HPV sometimes can be suspected by changes that appear on a Pap smear, since pap smears identify infected abnormal cells that may be precursors to...
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HPV infection is now considered to be the most common sexually-transmitted infection (sexually transmitted disease, STD) in the U.S., and it is...
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Trends continue toward simplifying drug regimens to improve adherence and decrease side effects. In addition, the availability of multiple new drugs...
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Two blood tests are routinely used to monitor HIV-infected people. One of these tests, which counts the number of CD4 cells, assesses the status of...
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The risk of HIV transmission occurring after any potential exposure to bodily fluids is poorly defined. The highest risk sexual activity, however, is...
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There are theoretical reasons why patients identified with HIV around the time they are first infected (primary, acute infection) may benefit from...
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If pinworms are suspected, transparent adhesive tape or a pinworm paddle (supplied by your healthcare practitioner) are applied to the anal region...
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Pinworm infection is an infection of the large intestine and anal area by a small, white parasite that resembles a "worm." The medical name...
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Pinworm infection is spread person-to-person. Within a few hours of being deposited on the skin around the anus, pinworm eggs become infective...
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Pinworm is the most common worm infection in the United States, and the majority of pinworm infections worldwide occur in temperate climates.
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Bacterial and viral infections have many similarities. Both types of infections are caused by microbes -- bacteria and viruses, respectively -- and...
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In general, you should consult your doctor if you think you have a bacterial or viral infection. Exceptions include the common cold, which is usually...
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The discovery and use of antibiotics for bacterial infections is considered one of the most important breakthroughs in medical history. Unfortunately...
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Pacemaker infections are not common, but can occur. Fever, redness at the incision site, significant pain or swelling, and any discharge from the...
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