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What is dyspareunia?

Dyspareunia is a relatively common condition and it is believed to affect as many as 30% of younger people and 50% of older people.  The condition tends to be more common in women but it is also suffered by men.  Dyspareunia has a number of...

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STIs: the scary truth

The very nature of sexually transmitted infections is that people tend not to talk about them.  As a result, the facts may become shrouded in mystery and untruths.  Let’s first consider what the myths are which surround sexually trans...

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STIs are on the rise

A report from Public Health England published in 2019 indicates that the number of new STI diagnoses in 2018 had increased by 5% when compared with the figures for 2017 and the number of consultations carried out at all sexual health services had ris...

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Erythromycin tablets - side effects and uses

Erythromycin, the generic name erythromycin stearate, is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics.  It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.  It can even kill sensitive bacteria by reducing the production of proteins which...

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What is HPV?

HPV is the human papilloma virus which is the name of an extremely common group of more than a hundred viruses. It is the most common viral infection of the reproductive organs and most sexually active people will contract the infection at some point...

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AIDS symptoms - what are they?

HIV is a human immunodeficiency virus which is a virus that damages the cells of your immune system which in turn weakens the body’s ability to fight everyday infection and disease.

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Common HIV symptoms in women

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus and this virus damages the cells of the human immune system. This results in a person’s immune system becoming weaker and weaker and so less and less able to fight everyday infections and disease...

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HIV and AIDS

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus; this virus attacks white blood cells which help the body fight infection. If a person infected with HIV does not seek treatment it can develop into AIS which is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syn...