Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Different HIV Tests – When to get tested for confirmed results?

Different HIV Tests – When to get tested for confirmed results?

“Out of 10 questions I get from my patients and the visitors of my website, 4 are related to catching a sexually transmitted infection because they had oral or protected or unprotected sex with an unfamiliar person” says Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran, one of Chennai’s popular sexually transmitted infection specialist at Metromale Clinic & Fertility Center, Chennai.

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PrEP – PreExposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV Infection

PrEP – PreExposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV Infection PreExposure Prophylaxis is a way to prevent contracting HIV. The procedure involves putting a healthy person under medication few days before he/she involves in risky sexual behaviour or abuse drugs possibly by sharing needles. Who are the right people to take PrEP / When should you consider…

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STD Testing in Chennai

STD Testing in Chennai STD or STI refers to the infections that are transmitted to a healthy person when he/she has unprotected sexual intercourse with an infection person. In most of the cases, this can happen when the infected partner is unaware that he/she is infected and show no symptoms or ignores any symptom.  Typically…

Post exposure prophylaxis for Retroviral Infection (HIV)

Post exposure prophylaxis for Retroviral Infection (HIV)

Post exposure prophylaxis for Retroviral Infection (HIV) What is post exposure prophylaxis or PEP? Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is the method of taking anti retro viral medications after a potential exposure to the HIV to prevent being infected with HIV. It is taken in an emergency situation and needs to be taken within 72 hours of potential…

Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infections Sexually Transmitted Infections / Diseases are common among the male population. The proportion of these infections continues to rise and increased awareness needs to be created to address the problem early. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are notorious for being dismissed as flu or other general illnesses due to similar vague…