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Detect an STD: an influenza state, fever, fatigue, body aches

You have a flu condition, fever, fatigue, body aches ... more or less pronounced. These very ordinary and common manifestations can have many origins (often infectious).

And depending on possible other associated symptoms, it happens that the problem is related to an STI:
> salpingitis
> Hepatitis B
> genital herpes


How is it caught?

  • Germs contracted in some STDs cause salpingitis, especially chlamydia or gonococcus.
  • Intra-uterine medical examinations or gestures (such as an abortion) can also be the cause of salpingitis.

Symptoms :

  • Intense pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Fever (38, 39 or even 40 ┬░ C).
  • Abnormal and dirty vaginal discharge.

Severity and complications:

  • Obstruction of the trunk leading to tubal infertility.
  • Risk of ectopic pregnancies.
  • Chronic pelvic pain.

Diagnostic :

  • Gynecological examination and smears performed by the doctor, confirmed by an ultrasound.
  • Sampling sometimes performed during laparoscopy.


  • Administration of antibiotics for at least 3 weeks.
  • Rest.
  • Hospitalization required and infusion of antibiotics in the case of acute salpingitis.

Hepatitis B

How she catches herself:

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by a virus that is transmitted sexually or in the blood. The world's major transmission is from mother to child.

Symptoms :

Most of the time, the clinical signs are non-existent. However, after a two-month incubation period, some symptoms may appear:

  • Great fatigue.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Nausea.
  • Jaundice (jaundice) sometimes.
  • Muscle aches.

Severity and complications:

If left untreated, hepatitis B may progress to:

  • fulminant hepatitis that can be fatal.
  • cirrhosis or liver cancer.

These complications are not very frequent ... but exist!

Diagnostic :
It requires a blood test that can be performed in any testing laboratory, or in an anonymous and free testing center.

Note: in pregnant women, screening is systematic.


Today, there is no cure for hepatitis B, but some drugs can block the evolution of the virus, and reduce complications. The most commonly prescribed are: tenofovir, entecavir and interferon.

In contrast, against hepatitis B, there is a vaccine!

True / false hepatitis b: video


How is it caught?

The HIV virus is spread by contact with a contaminant: sexually, that is through sperm, vaginal secretions, or through the blood.

The contamination can be done:

  • From infected man to healthy man or healthy woman.
  • From infected woman to healthy man or healthy woman.
  • Through the blood (contaminated syringes, bites, blood transfusions ...).
  • From mother to child (during pregnancy, or during breastfeeding).

Symptoms :

The clinical signs are not the same according to the stages of the disease.

Signs of the first infection: between 1 and 6 weeks after infection:

  • Influenza status: fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue.
  • Rashes especially on the face and trunk.
  • In some cases, diarrhea and abdominal pain may occur.

Severity and complications:

Without treatment, the virus will significantly weaken the body's immune system. This can lead to contracting various serious or even deadly infections that can affect the pulmonary, digestive, neurological ...


To date, there is no treatment that completely eradicates the HIV virus from the body or a vaccine.

On the other hand, for the infected persons, various antiviral treatments (tritherapies) make it possible to block the multiplication of the virus, to destroy them, and to contain its action on the cells.

But these treatments are heavy, restrictive and can cause side effects.

Prevention remains the safest weapon to avoid contracting the AIDS virus, and this prevention requires the systematic use of PRESERVATIVES .


After risky behavior (unprotected sexual intercourse, for example), or for a simple "check up", the AIDS screening can be prescribed by a doctor and be carried out in an analysis laboratory, or in a screening center anonymous and free, or in a family planning center.

The screening is done by a blood test, preceded by an interview with a doctor.

The results are available approximately one week after the test.

Note: It is necessary to wait 3 months after the risky behavior to perform the test. The contamination is not detectable in the blood before 3 months.

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To know more, to read also:

> All about genital herpes
> Hepatitis B.
> Salpingitis
> HIV self-test: the 10 infos to know

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