Medical Use of Botox

Apart from the aesthetic effects of botox which we are all familiar about, Botox is approved medically to treat several medical conditions. Botox is a drug that is made from neurotoxin produced by a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. When injected in small concentrations, botulinum toxin works by preventing signals from nerve cells from reaching the muscles, resulting in failure for the muscle to contract and paralysis.  Hence apart from it being famous in ironing out wrinkles and lines in our faces, botox can be useful for a...

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A quick breakdown on how HIV can be transmitted.

This topic aims to show ways in which HIV can and cannot be transmitted. It ties in with a recently published topic found here http://www.drtanandpartners.com/how-does-hiv-enter-the-body/.   This topic will be split into 3 parts; Definite ways of HIV transmission, theoretical ways of transmission, and no way of transmission.   Bear in mind that in order for HIV to be transmitted fluid from a positive person has to come into contact with the negative person. Semen and blood hold high loads of the virus but saliva and vaginal fluid...

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Syndromes Overview

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Syndromes Overview Sexually Transmitted Disease is passed on through penetrative sex, that including: Vaginal sex Anal sex Oral sex can either transmit germs from the genitals to the throat of the person giving the stimulation, or it can pass an infection from the throat to the genitals of the person receiving stimulation. Less often it can be transmitted by: a person using their mouth and tongue to lick or suck another person’s anus; a person putting fingers into the vagina, anus or mouth of...

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STD Screening for MSM (Men who have Sex with Men)

STD Screening for MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) MSM stands for Men who have Sex with Men. There are many other terms used to describe MSM such as Gay Men and Homosexual Men. These are unhelpful labels which might not apply to you. If you are a man and ever have had sex with another man then there are specific STD concerns that apply to you. The fact is MSM are at a higher risk for HIV and other STDs such as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Herpes and Warts. There could be several reasons for this. First, the anal canal is not designed for sex. There is...

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How does HIV enter the body?

It is common knowledge that unprotected sex with a HIV +ve person puts you at risk of getting infected with HIV. But have you ever wondered how the HIV virus actually gets into your body? This article discusses the various ways the sneaky HIV virus dodges and avoids your natural defences to cause an infection. It is a war story. Your mucosal membranes are like the beaches of Omaha lined with fences, trenches, mines and guns. Big guns. But the HIV virus are many, and they are determine to breach the beach. This is how it plays out.  The...

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