Folliculitis or Herpes worried

Folliculitis or Herpes?

June 05, 2018

Waking up to a cluster of abnormal growths on the skin, such as blisters, warts, and lesions don’t set the day well, not for anyone. If found around genitalia or the oral cavity, this usually triggers paranoia, and the first thing that comes to mind is HERPES. However, it could be folliculitis. Herpes and Folliculitis are commonly interchangeable, and one can easily be mistaken for the other. 

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The fight against HIV: PrEP

May 31, 2018

HIV is probably one of the scariest sexually transmitted infections (STI). We've seen a 100% growth in the number of people being diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand. What can individuals at risk of HIV do to prevent contraction? Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals can take anti-HIV medication. By taking these drugs, individuals who engage in high-risk activities can reduce their annual risk of infection to 0.04 percent. That’s a 4-in-10,000 odds.

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HIV - The Dallas Buyers Club

May 28, 2018

Although times have changed, the HIV pandemic still rages. For those of you who are seeking to understand HIV better, this blog aims to educate you on the origin of the disease, the development of treatment and the mode of transmission.

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Herpes at first sight

May 24, 2018

There's an idea that people associate genital herpes with oozing blisters and sores. But that’s not always the case. Did you know that around 80% of people infected with genital herpes are unaware of it because they have mild or no symptoms at all? Did you know that over 50% of people with genital herpes get it from the 80% of people that are entirely unaware?

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STI or the Flu?

STI or the Flu?

May 21, 2018

The issue with sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) is the symptoms are easily mistaken for common ailments. Don’t mistake an STD for the flu. We want to educate you on the types of STI’s that are commonly passed off as the flu. Remain in control of your sexual health! Get tested on the regular, don’t leave it up to chance. Let’s be safe rather than sorry!

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Sex trend or sex crime? Stealthing

May 17, 2018

Stealthing is the act of non-consensually removing a condom during sex. Essentially, it’s an act of rape and abuse. Many STIs do not have symptoms, so frequent testing, early detection and treatment are vital if you want to avoid long-term health problems. We understand the hassle of testing at clinics, so we bring the testing to you with private, safe and affordable STI tests at home without the hassle of appointments and waiting rooms.

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The One Night Stand

The One Night Stand

May 13, 2018

If sex and alcohol have coexisted for hundreds of years why does the combination of the two still pose such a big risk these days? Sexually transmitted infections. It’s as simple as that.

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Meeting a new partner

Meeting a new partner

May 12, 2018

Meeting a new partner, whether it’s for life or a fleeting moment, is exciting but also full of potential complications.

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Attack on Fertility: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and the asymptomatic invisibility cloak

May 10, 2018

INFERTILITY. The inability to reproduce by natural means. This very word for many shatters dreams. It threatens one’s sense of self, one’s relationship with others, and one’s ability to choose.

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Syphilis outbreak!

April 14, 2018

Syphilis is one of those old school sexually transmitted diseases you read about in dusty books about lusty sailors. People are having unprotected sex and they are passing around the syphilis bacteria like memes about grumpy cat.

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Chlamydia & Tinder: a bromance of epic proportions

April 14, 2018

Chlamydia affects around 10% of people from 18-35 years old. So, pretty much every 10th swipe on Tinder has it. Yummy! Read on...

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Gonorrhea is going around & around & around....

April 14, 2018

Gonorrhea is going around, BIG TIME. We're seeing more and more cases of it in the last month. It's particularly common in men who have sex with men. It's an STI caused by a pesky bacteria called Nerssearia Gonorrhoeae.

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