Home > Medical > HIV/Aids > Symptoms and diseases associated Symptoms and diseases associated All sections in HIV/Aids » About HIV/Aids » Basic Information » Counselling » Political Stances » Disease Prevention » HIV and ... » HIV in the Body » HIV+. what now? » Legal Issues » Management of HIV/Aids » Multimedia » HIV/Aids News » Nutrition and Aids » Real-life Story » Symptoms & Diseases » Testing » The Caregiver » The SA culture » Transmission of HIV » When Aids sets in » Women and HIV Symptoms and phases of HIV infection & Aids HIV/Aids is often called the “silent epidemic” due to its very long incubation period - meaning that a person can be infected for many years without showing any symptoms. Genital Herpes Genital herpes is a viral infection causing small, painful blisters that break open and turn into ulcers. Gonorrhoea Gonorrhoea is one of the oldest known and most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoea and is highly contagious. Assess Your HIV risk » Test Your HIV/Aids knowledge » Talk HIV Talk forum » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Finding the cure for Aids HIV/Aids Timeline Genital warts (condyloma acuminata) Genital warts have been described since ancient times. The viruses that cause the warts are varieties of the human papilloma virus (HPV). Chlamydia trachomatis Chlamydia trachomatis is a common cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infection. Syphilis Besides Aids, syphilis is the next most serious sexually transmitted disease. If left untreated, it will be fatal. It is caused by a bacterium called eponema pallidum. Candidiasis/Thrush Candidiasis, also known as "Candida" or "yeast", is an infection caused by strains of Candida fungi, especially Candida albicans. Candida normally lives harmlessly in the body Diseases associated with HIV The two main groups of diseases associated with HIV infection, are tuberculosis and STI's. The deadly alliance of STDs and HIV Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a major health issue in southern Africa. It has been estimated that over 1 million people seek treatment for STDs every year in private practices and municipal clinics. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.