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Trichomonas/Candida Yeast Infections
(Women and Men)
Contains two complete test, a primary and subsequent confirmatory.
Instant, At-Home Test
Detects • Active • Dormant
A TREATED YEAST INFECTION MAY NOT MEAN INFECTION FREE
Uses a swab for results in minutes
Easy to Use-Confidential-99.6% Accurate
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These infections are among the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases. While creams and tablet inserts provide symptomatic relief, they do not necessarily cure the underlying infection. It is essential to do the Viaguard antigen-antibody diagnostic test to determine whether in fact there is a total absence of infection. The Viaguard at-home test kit addresses those issues in an easy to use, clinically precise manner, done confidentially at home. The Viaguard test is a dual test, and contains both a complete primary test and a later second confirmatory test.
Candida Albicans (CA)
CA is a fungus (yeast) infection which attacks oral and genital areas, and is prevalent in large numbers of women.
The infection is particularly dangerous in persons suffering from weakened immune systems, including those who have an HIV infection, or are on chemotherapy or other medications. CA, which is commonly found in the mouth and gastrointestinal tract of most people, generally remains asymptomatic unless there are factors that initiate growth. Thrush is a common symptom of CA overgrowth. CA, referred to as vulvovaginal candiasis, will infect 75% of women during their lifetime, and more than half will suffer recurrent infections. The symptoms may include, vaginal soreness, itching, a rash, and genital burning sensations. CA has the potential to penetrate the intestinal wall, enter the blood stream, and migrate to all parts of the body. It may cause gastrointestinal damage as it creates a large number of microscopic openings which allows toxins to leak out of the GI tract into body cavities. These toxins may weaken the immune system and affect glandular function. Symptoms during this stage of infection may include generalized pain in joints and muscles and a feeling of malaise and weakness accompanied by severe mood swings.
In men Candida is usually a sexual transmitted disease from an infected women who has a yeast infection or a man with anal Candisis. It is estimated that 16% of men have this infection. Candida may become entrenched on the glans of the penis beneath the foreskin or in the urethra.
Once the fungus is firmly established, treatment is very difficult, so early diagnosis is important. Factors that promote the growth of CA include:
- Systemic antibiotics and antibacterials
- Immunosuppressant drugs
- Diet, Lifestyle and environmental factors
TR is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted disease globally. It is a significant cause of morbidity among infected patients.
TR is sexually transmitted by the anaerobic microorganism Trichomonis Vaginalis. It is estimated there are 170 million new cases of TR annually. The infection increases the possibility of an HIV infection and susceptibility to cervical cancer, largely because the organism damages the vaginal endometrium.
Symptoms may include a yellow-green vaginal discharge, and itching and irritation of the vaginal tract. The disease can be transmitted by and to men, and their symptoms include painful urination.
Like any sexually transmitted disease, a positive test for CA or TR means you should seek medical attention, and advise all sexual partners to the possibility of infection.
There are treatments for both of these diseases, but they are most effective when the disease is diagnosed in its early stages. Abstinence from sexual activity until the infection clears up and there are no further symptoms.