STDs & STIs

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HIV: burying my parents

STDs & STIs
My father committed suicide when he found out he was HIV-positive. In Kenya in 1997, HIV was considered a death sentence. He chose to speed up the process.

HIV: what to expect when getting tested

STDs & STIs
We talk about HIV all the time but don’t know what to expect when getting tested for HIV. To help you have a better experience, we’ll walk you through what happens in a testing room.

My first time: HIV self-test

STDs & STIs
HIV self-testing kits were launched in Kenya about a year ago. High time we try and review them, don't you think?

Preventing HIV/AIDS with PEP

STI Prevention
After rape, some women are treated so they can’t get HIV/AIDS. Would this also work if you had unprotected sex and you suspect your partner to be HIV-positive?

HPV, cancer, and warts: what's the deal?

STDs & STIs
I have heard that HPV can be contracted through kissing. Is this true?

Sexually transmitted diseases: myths busted

STDs & STIs
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis... You may have heard of these, but can you distinguish between STD myths and reality? We've got you covered.

Post-exposure prophylaxis: misadventures

STDs & STIs
When I woke up realizing that I’d had unprotected sex during a one-night stand, I panicked and immediately sought out PEP.

My fiancé wants me to get an HIV test

STDs & STIs
'I am getting married. My fiancé has asked me to get tested for HIV. He says everyone should get it done before marriage, even virgins. I am shocked.'