STDs & STIs

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How do you protect yourself during sex?

Safe Sex
Having safe sex is important to prevent the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases and different individuals have found ways to protect themselves from contracting any infections.

Why does my partner want me to get tested for STIs?

STDs & STIs
My husband said I should go and get tested for STIs. But he has refused to come with me, or even tell me why he is insisting on me doing the test.

Yeast infections: top facts

STDs & STIs
An itch, a burn. That’s how it starts. And then it gets worse. Most women are familiar with this feeling: getting a yeast infection.

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 a lot HIV but don’t know what to expect when getting tested. To help you with the experience, we’ll walk you through what happens in a testing room.

My first time using 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?