This disease is caused by a virus which has 2 forms –
commonly called ‘cold sores’ tends to occur in the upper half of the body, mainly around lips and in the mouth
usually affects the lower part of the body causing genital herpes
Both viruses are passed from one person to another by close body contact.Genital Herpes is commonly passed on by sexual contact with a person who has ulcers or blisters of herpes on the inside or around the sex organs.The use of condoms during sexual activity (including oral sex) provide the best form of protection against this virus.
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Warts are a nuisance, and they get everywhere including your genitals.The concern with the genital wart virus is its association with cervical cancer, and very occasionally, with cancers of the vulva, penis and anus .
The effect of genital warts on the cervix (neck of the womb) is detected by performing a pap smear.This is a simple and safe test that women who have ever been sexually active should have routinely every two years.
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Gonorrhoea has been around for thousands of years.
Gonorrhoea is caused by a bacteria being passed from an infected person to another, during unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex.
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Chlamydia is a very common STI which is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia Trachomatis.
Chlamydia is sometimes called the “silent epidemic” because frequently there are no symptoms.However,it can cause serious complications affecting fertility.
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