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gonorrhoea

Sexual Health
August 8, 2019

Do you have an STD, or a UTI?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and urinary tract infections (UTI) share very common symptoms and are misdiagnosed more often than you think.
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Sexual Health
October 8, 2018

Could I have an STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) spread from person to person during any sexual activity. A mother can even pass these on to her baby during pregnancy and birth. You must always, under all circumstances, practise safe sex! Use a new condom every single time you have sex. This applies to oral sex too. According to the World Health Organization, more than a million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day, worldwide. The majority of STIs either have no symptoms or only mild symptoms that may not be recognised as an STI. Sexually transmitted diseases are serious, and while some have symptoms,…
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Sexual Health
August 4, 2017

The other STD you have for a lifetime

A new strain of gonorrhoea is infecting people all over the world. And, it’s untreatable, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). What is gonorrhoea? Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease, affecting over 70 million people each year. The bacteria that cause the infection live in warm, moist areas of the body, including the urethra, vagina, anus, throat, and female reproductive tract. Gonorrhoea is passed from person to person via unprotected oral, anal, or vaginal sex. People with more than one sexual partner or who don’t use condoms have a high risk of gonorrhoea. The infection can also spread from mother…
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Sexual Health
February 4, 2014

How the ‘other’ STDs can change your life

Most sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are overshadowed by the most infamous STD i.e. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Even though HIV is dangerous, diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis can also have a long-term impact on your life - even your ability to get pregnant! Here's what you need to know: (more…)
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