Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infection


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What is Trichomoniasis? Trichomoniasis also known as Trich is a common sexually transmitted disease, it is caused by a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Trichomoniasis is contagious and is spread through sexual contact. Most people with Trichomoniasis do not show symptoms at first until about 28days of infection. What are the …

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What is syphilis? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum (T. pallidum). Syphilis first appears as a small, painless sore on the rectum, sexual organs or mouth. Untreated syphilis left for a long time can cause damage to organs like the brain, nerves and heart. …

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Hepatitis B

Injection needle with Hepatitis B text

About 296 million people are living with Hepatitis B and new infection annually is put at 1.5 million. (WHO 2019). What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus, it can lead to life-threatening conditions like cancer of the liver and cirrhosis. According …

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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There are more than 100 types of Human Papillomavirus(HPV) of which 14 are cancer-causing – (source WHO). What is Human Papillomavirus(HPV)? This is a viral infection that can be passed from one person to another through the skin to skin contact. HPV can affect the mouth, genitals and throat. Some …

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