An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation.The virus is spread by contact with contaminated blood, for example, from sharing needles or from unsterile tattoo equipment.
Hepatitis C is treated with antiviral medications. In some people, newer medicines can eradicate the virus.
HIV causes AIDS and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infections. The virus can be transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. If you need to get tested or are living with HIV, please contact us today to get you on treatment ASAP.
STDs are infections that are spread from one person to another, usually during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. They’re really common, and lots of people who have them don’t have any symptoms. Without treatment, STDs can lead to serious health problems.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also referred to, as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are infections that are commonly spread by sexual activity, especially vaginal intercourse, anal sex and oral sex.
Many times STIs initially do not cause symptoms. This results in a greater risk of passing the disease on to others. Symptoms and signs of disease may include vaginal discharge, penile discharge, ulcers on or around the genitals, and pelvic pain.
STIs can be transmitted to an infant before or during childbirth and may result in poor outcomes for the baby. Some STIs may cause problems with the ability to get pregnant.
More than 30 different bacteria, viruses, and parasites can be transmitted through sexual activity.
Bacterial STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Viral STIs include genital herpes, HIV/AIDS, and genital warts. Parasitic STIs include trichomoniasis. While usually spread by sex, some STIs can be spread by non-sexual contact with donor tissue, blood, breastfeeding, or during childbirth. STI diagnostic tests are usually easily available in the developed world, but this is often not the case in the developing world.
If you think you might have a sexually transmitted infection, please contact Alcamedicalcenters.com immediately for testing and/or treatment options.
With or without insurance, at Alca Medical Centers, we can take care of you, call us immediately if you need to get tested or if you need treatment.