Je, ulijua kwamba kondomu zenye ladha zilianzishwa kwa sababu maalum? Kondomu zenye ladha zinabuniwa kwa ajili ya matumizi wakati wa ngono ya mdomo. Ladha na harufu husaidia kuficha ladha ya lateksi.
NDIYO, unaweza kupata VVU kutokana na ngono ya haja kubwa. Ni moja ya njia hatari zaidi ya kupata VVU. Mshiriki anayepokea (chini) ana hatari zaidi kuliko mshiriki anayeingiza (juu), hii ni kwa sababu utando wa mkundu ni mwembamba na unaweza kuruhusu VVU kuingia mwilini wakati wa ngono.
Ian amegundua kuwa mpenzi wake mpya Neema ana kisonono. Hawajawahi kufanya ngono pamoja. Anasema kuwa lazima ameambukizwa kutoka kwenye kiti cha choo. Je, hii inawezekana hata kidogo?
Wakati sahihi wa kuanza kuchukua dawa za ARV ni mara tu unapogundua kuwa una virusi vya UKIMWI (HIV), bila kujali jinsi unavyoona kuwa ‘mwenye afya.’
Umepokea majibu kuwa una gonjwa la zinaa. Mawazo kibao yanakusonga, na wajiuliza kama uwache kupiga ngoma ama vipi?
Healthcare providers play a crucial role in addressing the unique needs of LGBTIQ patients in relation to HIV prevention and treatment.
Cultural factors and societal norms within the LGBTIQ community in Kenya significantly impact HIV prevention and treatment efforts.
When it comes to HIV prevention and treatment for LGBTIQ individuals, several best practices can help promote effective care and reduce transmission rates.
Historically, discrimination, stigma, and marginalization have created unique challenges that have exacerbated the HIV epidemic within the LGBTIQ community.
Some of these challenges include: Addressing these challenges requires a comprehensive and inclusive approach. It involves implementing anti-stigma campaigns, promoting LGBTIQ-inclusive sexual education, training healthcare providers to provide culturally competent care, and ensuring access to HIV prevention tools like PrEP […]
Being bisexual does not automatically make you safe from HIV based on the gender of your sexual partner. HIV transmission is not determined by sexual orientation or the gender of your partner; it is primarily influenced by specific behaviors and practices.
Hormone therapy and HIV medication can potentially interact with each other, so it is crucial to discuss your specific situation with healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable about both HIV and hormone therapy.
HIV affects individuals of all sexual orientations but it is important to remember that the risk of HIV transmission depends on behaviors and practices of individuals since some have higher exposure to the virus.
We are often use Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) interchangeably but they are not the same thing.
Sex often includes awkward and funny moments – but this is all a normal part of it! There’s no need to be embarrassed or ashamed!
You just received test results showing that you have an STI. Lots of thoughts are going through your mind, and one of them is whether this means that you should stop having sex. Should you?
Storing HIV medication can be quite the challenge especially when you find that you are living with others and you have not disclosed to them your health status and the question of where and how to store your medication will arise.
The right time to start taking your ART is as soon as you find out you are HIV positive, no matter how ‘healthy’ you think you are.
For people living with HIV, one will fall ill with something different, a slight headache, stomach upsets, sometimes it doesn’t have…
For people living with HIV knowing where to go and who to turn to for support can be a challenge on it’s own, although there are a few places and people one can turn to for support and encouragement.
Although many people believe that mainly men get infected with HIV/AIDS, women are actually getting infected at a faster rate than men, especially in developing countries, and suffer more from the adverse impact of AIDS.
Antiretroviral drugs, also Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) are effective in combating HIV. There is no cure for HIV currently however one can manage it with ART.
One can develop side effects of ARVs when newly initiated into care and in some instances, side effects can develop later on while in care, the side effects vary from person to person and they do not last a long time.
When it comes to having sex with a person living with HIV, there are three sides to this coin looking at it from the perspective of human nature not to scare you but to enlighten you, YES, it is safe to have sex with a person living with HIV.
The receptive partner (‘bottom’) is at risk of infection from HIV through seminal fluids (‘pre-cum‘) of the infected partner having in mind that the rectal tissue is delicate and easily damaged, which can give the virus direct access to the […]
Yet, we must admit that the media, especially porn, peer pressure, and sexual partners can often influence this preference. For some time now, a shaved pubic area has gained traction as many people prefer to shave rather than leave the […]
While these are great news! We cannot rule out that AIDS is still a threat due to, in part, poor adherence to HIV treatment and lack of testing. So, what does AIDS stand for? Simply, AIDS = Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. […]
A few weeks after the infection, some people have symptoms, including: These symptoms may disappear after a few weeks and while they may not re-appear for a few years, the virus will continue to weaken your immune system. These, and […]
My boyfriend is not circumcised. Is he at more risk of getting an STI than if he were to circumcise?
When we talk about STIs, we often focus more on aspects such as symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. We pay little attention to an important fact which is the two key categories of STIs that exist. These two categories are based on whether an STI is curable or not.
Did you know that flavored condoms were originally created for a very specific reason? Flavored condoms are actually designed to be used during oral sex.
Joseph a 23-year-old student is living with HIV. He recently had unprotected sex with an HIV-positive person. Can he contract another type or strain of HIV?
Because of society’s fear and ignorance about HIV, people living with HIV are frequently stigmatized in various ways. We don’t talk about stigma enough, so I wanted to go a little further.
Some medical studies have found more than 100 types of HPV in humans that can either be transmitted through sexual contact or skin-to-skin contact. Sexually transmitted HPV can infect the genital areas such as the scrotum, penis, rectum, cervix, vagina, […]
Many people only get tested for HIV if they’ve recently engaged in risky behavior or if mandated during medical care yet an HIV test should be part of your routine checkup. First, let’s agree that some people are at higher […]
Unfortunately, condoms can break during sex. This can happen due to several factors. Understanding why and how condom breaks can help avoid this from happening. 7 reasons why condoms break: 1. Too much friction and insufficient lubricant Condoms are usually […]
Pre-cum, also known as pre-ejaculate, is a small amount of liquid that comes out of the penis when someone is turned on or aroused. Pre-cum comes during sexual arousal and is not to be confused with ejaculation. It is an […]
Taking good care of yourself is very important if you have HIV. You may think that adhering to medication is all it takes but it is only one part of self-care…
There are several factors that put women at higher risk for HIV. These include gender-based violence e.g. rape or when they cannot freely choose to have safe sex, poverty, little information on how to protect themselves from HIV, and then […]
A conversation about STDs is a must when you start a relationship. When your health status changes, it’s also important to be able to talk to your partner.
People sometimes complain that using condoms reduces their sexual sensation. Well, here are some tips to make things wetter, because wetter is better!
If you go beyond kissing and caressing, it’s important to know how to have safe sex and talk about it with your partner.
Candida is a fungal infection. It’s also known as yeast infection, candidiasis, thrush, or genital candidosis.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) generally affects women. It’s when the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted by an increase of more ‘harmful’ bacteria.
Scabies is a very itchy, contagious skin infection caused by the scabies mite.
Pubic lice are also known as ‘crabs’. Pubic lice are small parasites that dig underneath your skin, and feed on your blood.
Trichomoniasis is also known as ‘trich’. It’s an STD that affects both women and men, but women are more likely to have symptoms.
HIV is short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which causes AIDS. AIDS is short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
Water warts are caused by a virus called molluscum contagiosum. It’s a common viral infection that affects the skin and causes fluid-filled blisters.
Genital herpes is an STD caused by two different types of herpes simplex virus (HSV). It looks like a cold sore or blister.
Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It’s one of the most common STDs worldwide.
Syphilis is an STD caused by a bacterium called Treponema palliduium. It’s known as the ‘great imitator’ because its symptoms are hard to distinguish from other STDs.
Gonorrhoea is caused by bacteria called Niesseria gonorrhoeae. It’s very contagious. It can infect your throat, urethra, vagina, and anus.
Chlamydia is an STD caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis.