Genital warts

What are genital warts?​ Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). This STI is quite common and it is safe to say that almost everybody who is sexually active has become infected with at least one type of HPV at some point.​ Genital warts are small,flesh-colored bumps visible around the moist areas of […]

Symptoms of chancroid

What is chancroid?​ Unlike molluscum contagiosum that is caused by the virus Molluscum contagiosum, chancroid is a bacterial infection that is caused by the bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi. This infection is characterized by the appearance of painful blisters or sores on the genitalia.​ The open sores may bleed or break and the bacteria from the fluid […]

Molluscum contagiosum

What is molluscum contagiosum?​ Another relatively common sexually transmitted infection (STI) the molluscum contagiosum virus. This virus can spread through skin-to-skin contact and by sharing personal items such as towels.​ kin infection is caused by a virus called Molluscum contagiosum. Symptoms include small, painless bumps around the genitals. If a person who is infected with […]


What is herpes?​ Another common sexually transmitted infection is herpes, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of this virus, namely HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 generally causes cold sores, while HSV-2 usually causes genital herpes. Herpes can spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. What are the symptoms of […]


What is gonorrhea?​ Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease that is caused by bacterium Neissaria gonorrhea and infects warm and moist areas of the body such as the genitals, rectum, eyes, and throat. Anybody who is sexually active is susceptible to this infection, especially when they do not use condoms while having sex. What […]

What is syphilis?

Syphillis is a bacterial infection typically spread by sexual contact, and particularly during unprotected sex. While syphilis can be easily treated with antibiotics in its early stages, it can harm the body and result in serious complications if left untreated.​ There are four stages of syphilis. The first is primary syphilis, which is a stage […]

Hepatitis B

In other articles on this website, we have talked about human immunodeficiency virus or HIV and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) including its treatment and prevention such as condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). HIV, however, is not the only sexually transmitted infection that you should be aware of.​ One of these is Hepatitis […]

What is U = U ?

U = U is an abbreviation for Undetectable = Untransmittable. People living with HIV who take their medication as prescribed can reduce and maintain the amount of HIV in their blood or viral load at an undetectable level.   This means there are no risks of transmitting HIV to their partners even without the use of […]

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