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About STIs

chlamydia

What are STIs?

STIs are infections that are picked up and passed on through sex.

What are STIs?

chlamydia

Chlamydia

A common infection caused by bacteria.Treatment is easy but important.

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genital warts

Genital warts

Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted infections.

gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea

One of the most common sexually transmitted infections, gonorrhoea is easily passed on during sex.

hepatitis

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and is caused by many different factors. There are three main types of hepatitis.

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hepatitis

Hepatitis A

Caused by a virus that attacks the liver it is easy to pass on during sex or get from contaminated food and water.

hepatitis

Hepatitis B

Caused by a virus that attacks the liver it is easy to pass on during sex or by sharing injecting equipment.

hepatitis

Hepatitis C

Caused by a virus that attacks the liver and spread by sharing drug injecting equipment or through sex.

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herpes

Herpes

Caused by a virus that enters the body through the delicate, moist skin of the lips, throat, penis, vagina and rectum.

LGV

LGV

LGV stands for ‘lymphogranuloma venereum’, a type of chlamydia bacteria that attack the lymph nodes.

Molluscum

Molluscum

Molloscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection.

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NSU

NSU

One of the most common sexually transmitted infections in men.

pubic lice

Pubic Lice

often called ‘crabs’ – are very common. They are small crab-shaped insects the size of a pin head when fully grown.

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syphilis

Syphilis

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that spreads easily through anal, vaginal and oral sex.