What is syphilis?
Syphilis is a sexually-transmitted infection caused by a type of bacteria called Treponema pallidum.
Does the Pill give women a low libido?
No. Only a very small number of women report the Pill giving them a low libido. If you feel this is the case for you, you can always try other brands.
What is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is a sexually-transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) that is transmitted by having unprotected sex. Some people with the virus will not experience any symp…
How are genital warts diagnosed?
Your doctor will usually make a diagnosis of genital warts after a visual examination of the warts. Sometimes they may take a small sample of tissue from a wart and send it off to a laboratory for tes…
Can syphilis be prevented?
Practising safe sex can reduce your risk of catching syphilis. This can mean using a condom and being selective about your sexual partner(s) to those who don't have syphilis and other sexually-transmi…
How are genital warts treated?
Treatments your doctor may consider are medications, such as podophyllotoxin or imiquimod, to destroy the wart tissue or trigger the body's immune system to fight off the infection and remove the wart…
How is genital herpes treated?
As there is no cure for genital herpes, the treatments available aim to relieve symptoms and reduce how often outbreaks occur. A doctor may prescribe some oral antiviral medications to reduce the seve…
What are pubic lice?
Pubic lice are a type of lice that favour the body's pubic region, although they can be found anywhere on the body. They feed on a person's blood and are spread by sexual contact.
Is a vasectomy always successful?
a vasectomy is not always successful, but the success rates are very high. The chances of pregnancy occurring after a vasectomy are less than one in 1000.
Can I spread HPV to my partner even if I do not have any warts?
Although most people who have the virus that causes genital warts will not develop any visible symptoms, they can still spread the virus to their partner.
What causes syphilis?
Syphilis is caused by a type of sexually-transmitted bacteria called Treponema pallidum.