Category Archives: HIV

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

What is HPV

What is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of related viruses. They can cause warts on different parts of your body. There are more than 200 types. About 40 of them are spread through direct sexual contact with someone who has the virus. They can also spread through other intimate, skin-to-skin contact. Some of […]

What is hepatitis C?

What is hepatitis C

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. Inflammation can damage organs. There are different types of hepatitis. One type, hepatitis C, is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to […]

Genital Herpes

What is genital herpes

What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This STI causes herpetic sores, which are painful blisters (fluid-filled bumps) that can break open and ooze fluid in the genital area. Genital herpes passed on through vaginal, anal and oral sex. Treatment from a sexual health clinic can help. Symptoms clear up […]

What is Chlamydia?

What is Chlamydia

What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria. People who have chlamydia often don’t have outward symptoms in the early stages. Women can get chlamydia in the cervix, rectum, or throat. Men can get chlamydia in the urethra (inside the penis), rectum, or throat. Chlamydia is a common STD […]

Chancroid

What is Chancroid

What is Chancroid ? Chancroid is a bacterial condition that causes open sores on or around the genitals. It’s a type of sexually transmitted infection (STI), which means it’s transmitted through sexual contact. Chancroid is a relatively common disease in the developing world. As with syphilis, the open sores caused by chancroid increase a person’s […]

What’s the Difference Between STD and STI?

What’s the Difference Between STD and STI?

“STD” stands for sexually transmitted disease, while “STI” is short for sexually transmitted infection. You probably already knew that, and you are hoping to find out whether there is any functional or practical difference between the two terms. The answer is more complicated than it appears at first glance, primarily because not everyone in the […]

What is Syphilis?

What is Syphilis?

Syphilis Syphilis is a common bacterial infection that’s spread through sex. Syphilis is easily cured with antibiotic medicine, but it can cause permanent damage if you don’t get treated. Typically on the genitals, rectum or mouth. Syphilis spreads from person to person via skin or mucous membrane contact with these sores. You can catch syphilis […]

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