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The connection between HIV & other STDs

The connection between HIV and other STDs

HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a viral infection that weakens the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to other infections, including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). There is a strong interconnection between HIV and other STDs due to shared risk factors and transmission routes. Engaging in unprotected sexual activity, such as unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex, increases the chances of acquiring both HIV and other STDs. Additionally, certain STDs, like syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea, can facilitate the transmission of HIV by causing genital sores or inflammation that make it easier for the virus to enter the bloodstream. Conversely, individuals with HIV are at higher risk of contracting other STDs due to their weakened immune systems. Therefore, addressing the prevention, testing, and treatment of both HIV and other STDs is crucial for overall sexual health and reducing the spread of these infections.

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 […]

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

More than 30 different bacteria, viruses and parasites are known to be transmitted through sexual contact. Eight of these pathogens are linked to the greatest incidence of sexually transmitted disease. Of these, 4 are currently curable: syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis. The other 4 are viral infections which are incurable: hepatitis B, herpes simplex virus […]

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