Ghana Medicals https://ghanamedicals.com Helping people be safe Sat, 30 May 2020 18:07:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://ghanamedicals.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-ghana-4-32x32.png Ghana Medicals https://ghanamedicals.com 32 32 How Early Treatment In Aids (HIV) Prolong The Survival Years https://ghanamedicals.com/how-early-treatment-in-aids-hiv-prolong-the-survival-years/ https://ghanamedicals.com/how-early-treatment-in-aids-hiv-prolong-the-survival-years/#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:41:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7652 Throughout the world, there are more than 37 million people currently living with HIV. The major problem with the significant prevalence of HIV is the fact that about 21% of people infected with the virus are unaware of their status.  In Africa, there are some locations where almost 40% of the local population is infected ... Read more

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An Unexpected Rise in New Syphilis Cases Has Been Reported in Saskatchewan https://ghanamedicals.com/__trashed/ https://ghanamedicals.com/__trashed/#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2020 02:25:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7674 Syphilis is one of the four most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the world. Nearly 6 million new cases of syphilis have been reported each year globally among people aged 15 to 49 years. Since the discovery of penicillin, both, the treatment and the prevention of syphilis have been made easier. However, because of ... Read more

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The Role of Fear in Proper HIV Testing and Treatment in African Men https://ghanamedicals.com/the-role-of-fear-in-proper-hiv-testing-and-treatment-in-african-men/ https://ghanamedicals.com/the-role-of-fear-in-proper-hiv-testing-and-treatment-in-african-men/#respond Fri, 29 May 2020 23:36:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7650 A recent study has shed some light on the reasons behind the high HIV percentage within people living in Africa, especially within adult men. As it turns out, fear has a lot to do with why so many African men fail to ask for help for their HIV symptoms in time, risking their health and ... Read more

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Promising Results of Herpes Vaccine HSV529 in Phase Trial 1 https://ghanamedicals.com/promising-results-of-herpes-vaccine-hsv529-in-phase-trial-1/ https://ghanamedicals.com/promising-results-of-herpes-vaccine-hsv529-in-phase-trial-1/#respond Mon, 25 May 2020 23:31:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7648 Over the years, researchers have tried finding a proper phrophialictic and curative agent that we can use against HSV529. And it seems that 2019 is the year that they have finally reached their goal. Although it is only phase 1 and their vaccine sure needs a lot of additional work to be done, the Herpes ... Read more

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The Most Common STIs In Nigeria https://ghanamedicals.com/the-most-common-stis-in-nigeria/ https://ghanamedicals.com/the-most-common-stis-in-nigeria/#respond Thu, 21 May 2020 22:42:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7646 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are caused by viruses, parasites, or bacteria and spread through sexual contact (vagina, anal or oral), skin, mouth, or genitals. No! They cannot be transmitted from toilet seats. STDs occur worldwide, but some infections are common in less Industrialized countries, mostly found in Africa. Some STIs ... Read more

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The Benefits of Self-Testing for HIV and Other Common STDs https://ghanamedicals.com/the-benefits-of-self-testing-for-hiv-and-other-common-stds/ https://ghanamedicals.com/the-benefits-of-self-testing-for-hiv-and-other-common-stds/#respond Sun, 17 May 2020 22:24:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7644 Thinking how big of a role have shame and fear in the continuous rise of STDs prevalence, researchers have found a way to make testing for the common STDs a bit easier and comfortable. With the invention of self-testing kits for HIV and other common STDs such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes, people are now ... Read more

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The Use of Dual HIV/Syphilis Tests during Pregnancy https://ghanamedicals.com/the-use-of-dual-hiv-syphilis-tests-during-pregnancy/ https://ghanamedicals.com/the-use-of-dual-hiv-syphilis-tests-during-pregnancy/#respond Wed, 13 May 2020 22:11:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7638 Proper HIV and syphilis testing, as well as testing for any other STD, is important over each life period, but it earns a specific significance during the pregnancy period, especially when we are talking about HIV and syphilis that pose the risk of being transmitted from an infected mother to her baby. With the new ... Read more

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Syphilis Rates Are A Major Concern for Women to Start Seeking Antenatal Care in Ghana https://ghanamedicals.com/syphilis-rates-are-a-major-concern-for-women-to-start-seeking-antenatal-care-in-ghana/ https://ghanamedicals.com/syphilis-rates-are-a-major-concern-for-women-to-start-seeking-antenatal-care-in-ghana/#respond Sun, 10 May 2020 21:43:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7635 If a mother is infected with STIs, she risks transmitting the infection onto the unborn child. If not treated, women risk a miscarriage, birth defects, early delivery, stillbirth, illnesses, disabilities, or even death of a newborn. Antenatal care, commonly referred to as prenatal care is a healthcare preventive that focuses on consistent check-ups by allowing ... Read more

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New HIV Testing Guidelines Released By WHO to Help Reduce HIV Prevalence and Improve Treatment Coverage https://ghanamedicals.com/new-hiv-testing-guidelines-released-by-who-to-help-reduce-hiv-prevalence-and-improve-treatment-coverage/ https://ghanamedicals.com/new-hiv-testing-guidelines-released-by-who-to-help-reduce-hiv-prevalence-and-improve-treatment-coverage/#respond Wed, 06 May 2020 21:39:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7633 WHO is constantly working to provide better methods of eliminating the risk of the many dangerous STDs, especially in countries where the risk is at its peak, with Africa being one of them. Because of the high HIV rates, among other STDs in Africa, the WHO have decided on new guidelines that are believed to ... Read more

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New HIV Strain Discovered https://ghanamedicals.com/new-hiv-strain-discovered/ https://ghanamedicals.com/new-hiv-strain-discovered/#respond Sat, 02 May 2020 21:20:00 +0000 https://ghanamedicals.com/?p=7630 The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that Africa is the most affected region by HIV and AIDS in the world. Young women are particularly affected. The numbers show that in 2018, there were 20.6 million people with HIV in eastern and southern Africa and 5 million in western and central Africa. The wide prevalence of ... Read more

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