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Tagged: STIs

HIV is not AIDS

19Nov

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Charlie Sheen’s very recent and very public admission that he is carrying the HIV virus has hit all the headlines. Of course although a very private thing for him he felt he had to ‘come out’ to put an end … Continue reading

  

What to do if you suspect you have an STI

4Sep

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If you think you may have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it’s important to act fast. Even if you’re anxious, it’s vital that you don’t make the mistake of burying your head in the sand and simply hoping the problem … Continue reading

  

Home Testing: A Revolution in Sexual Health?

11Jun

When it comes to sexual health, knowledge is power. Many people have HIV and other conditions without knowing it. They might lack any symptoms, so they put off the testing that would enable them to get treatment – and to … Continue reading

  

One-Night Stand: 3 Insane Tips To Keep It Safe And Successful

7May

Along with house parties, learning how to cook and – yes – actually getting a degree, one-night stands can be an exciting part of the university experience for many. A university student’s sex life is definitely more fluid – it … Continue reading

  

London Youths at Greatest Risk of STIs

24Mar

With more than 3 million people in London affected by STIs every year, the young people of the capital city are at a greater risk of contracting sexual health problems than any other part of the UK. With serious effects … Continue reading

  

STI diagnoses hit 450,000 in England

5Jun

STIs on the increase in the under 25s

According to Public Health England, diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections have risen to almost half a million in England in the last year with the highest rates of STIs in young people under the age of 25. This represents a … Continue reading

  

Reported cases of gonorrhoea up by 25%

27Feb

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According to the newspapers today, reported cases of gonorrhoea are soaring amid warnings that sexually transmitted diseases are becoming resistant to treatments. Diagnosed cases are up by a quarter to around 21,000 in 2011. As a result the Health Protection … Continue reading

  

10 Weird Names for The Condom From Around The World

26Nov

Rubber, johnny, hazmat suit, whatever term you use, you can’t deny that there are plenty of names for the ‘condom.’ But English isn’t the only language with a penchant for amusing prophylactic slang. Here are some of DrEd’s favourites from … Continue reading

  

Rise in sexually transmitted infections

31May

The Health Protection Agency has announced that there has been a 2% increase in the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England. There are now nearly 427,000 cases of STI’s with the biggest increase in gonorrhoea. Experts are concerned … Continue reading