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SUPER Gonorrhea: Antibiotic Resistant STI

August 10, 2018

SUPER gonorrhea has taken hold as seven new strains of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) emerged internationally, fuelling fears of an outbreak. Gonorrhea can leave women infertile if untreated. This post helps to better understand how antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise and the precautions that you can take.

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The difference between STD and STI

August 09, 2018

A common question when discussing sexual health is “what's the difference between STI and STD?”. They're often confused, and they technically differ. This post will help diffuse the confusion between the two terms. We set the record straight and explain why STD and STI technically differ, and the importance of testing.

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HIV cure: will we get there by 2020?

August 03, 2018

Finding a cure for HIV is considered by many as being an impossible task. In this post, we discuss the evolution in the search for a cure for HIV. Two possible solutions stand out - Immunotherapy and Gene Therapy. Yes, the prospect of a cure in the near future is good. Remain aware and in control of your sexual health. So let’s get to it...

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Swipe Right for Chlamydia

July 30, 2018

Chlamydia affects around 10% of people from 18-35 years old in New Zealand. Soooo pretty much every 10th swipe on Tinder has it. Yummy! If you've swiped right a few times too often, you'll get symptoms and they go something like this...

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Sepsis!

July 24, 2018

This post discusses pelvic inflammatory disease and the risk of sepsis. The purpose being, to help you look past your current circumstances and beckon a new stream of thinking. We aim to raise your awareness by emphasising the dangers of sexually transmitted infections/diseases so that you can take the right precautions to secure yourself from future complications.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The Viral Five

July 23, 2018

This post explains bacteria from viruses, and why the viral-five typically warrant the most dread and horror: Herpes, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and Hepatitis B & C. We delve into why bacterial infections are better than viral, and what to do about them.

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Is Oral Sex Safe? A Blow-by-Blow Explanation

July 10, 2018

Is oral sex is safe or risky? Let’s get the facts straight. Oral herpes, genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis A, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis. Yes, they can be transmitted orally. We give the blow-by-blow.

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Syphilis: Feast or Famine?

July 10, 2018

This post will educate you on Syphilis, its history, symptoms, the progression of the disease, and how to treat it. Syphilis is destructive, ravaging the body entirely, and rendering its victim brain dead. Commonly diagnosed via a blood sample, if detected early enough, Syphilis can be treated with simple antibiotics.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections and Pregnancy

June 29, 2018

This blog seeks to educate you on the different types of STIs that are transmitted during pregnancy, how they are transmitted and the possible dangers that infants face following transmission. Never do we think that a baby as young as one could have an STI. The ugly truth is that this is a reality which New Zealanders have faced.

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Sex and Urinary Tract Infections

June 25, 2018

Urinary tract infections. In this post, we'll educate you on what exactly a UTI is. Next, we'll discuss the risk factors and the causes of UTIs. Then we'll dive into treatment and prevention. Read on...

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Gonorrhea, get the facts! A historical overview.

June 24, 2018

Gonorrhea, if left untreated can cause infertility in both men and women. In this post, we discuss the history of Gonorrhea, historical treatments, how we now treat the infection, and the common symptoms in both men and women.

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STIs don’t have to be Deal Breakers!

June 24, 2018

No one wants an STI. Especially not from someone they share feelings for. If you're in or about to enter a new relationship, do you have a plan? The idea of bringing a partner to a sexual health clinic for a dual checkup may be embarrassing and nerve-racking. The Solution - #LOVE Box sexual health testing for couples.

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