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.