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SP113 El VIH y el SIDA El VIH causa el síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA). El VIH entra en la sangre por medio de líquidos corporales, como de sangre o de semen. Una vez que se encuentra en la sangre, el virus invade y destruye las células CD4. Las células CD4 son células importantes en el sistema inmunitario. Cuando estas células se destruyen, el organismo tiene más dificultad para combatir enfermedades. El SIDA ocurre cuando la cantidad de células CD4 disminuye a cierto nivel y la persona contrae enfermedades que el sistema inmunitario normalmente puede combatir. ...

September 2017

Number FAQ020, September 2017

How common is painful sex? Pain during intercourse is very common—nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives. For some women, the pain is only a temporary problem; for others, it is a long-term problem.

September 2017

Number FAQ028, September 2017

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina. As many as one third of women will have symptoms of vaginitis sometime during their lives. Vaginitis affects women of all ages but is most common during the reproductive years.

SP009 Resumen general de las infecciones de transmisión sexual Toda persona que tenga contacto sexual—sexo vaginal, anal u oral—con otra, puede contraer una infección de transmisión sexual. Es posible que las personas con una infección de transmisión sexual no presenten síntomas y no sepan que la tienen. Aunque no presente síntomas, su salud podría verse afectada. Las infecciones de transmisión sexual pueden ser muy perjudiciales a su organismo, e incluso causar la Cómo prevenir las infecciones de transmisión sexual The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOM...

Number Number 708, July 2017

ABSTRACT: The population of women who sell or exchange sex or intimate sexual services for material goods or services, also called “sex work,” often is unrecognized in the typical obstetric and gynecologic practice. The prevalence of this behavior among adult women is difficult to quantify because of its frequent omission from the routine sexual history by women and clinicians. Data on the prevalence of sex work in the United States are largely lacking. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supports increasing awareness about the health risks, preventive care needs, and limi...

July 2017

Number Number 706, July 2017

ABSTRACT: Sexuality involves a broad range of expressions of intimacy and is fundamental to self-dentification, with strong cultural, biologic, and psychologic components. Obstetrician–gynecologists often are consulted by patients about sexual health and are in a unique position to open a dialogue on sexual health issues. Several obstacles to frank conversations with patients about sexual health exist, including a lack of adequate training and confidence in the topic, a perception that there are few treatment options, a lack of adequate clinical time to obtain a sexual history, patients’ rel...

July 2017

Number FAQ113, July 2017

What is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)? Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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