STDs & STIs

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be spread when you’ve had sex without a condom. This section will break down what the different types are, what the symptoms are and how they can be treated.

Facts

Syphilis: Types, Prevention & Transmission

Syphilis: Types, Prevention & Transmission

Syphilis is an infection caused by bacteria. It is a sexually transmitted illness that affects the genitals in the early stages but can also involve many other parts of the body, including the brain and the heart. In recent times, the number of new syphilis infections has reduced worldwide.

Gonorrhea: Symptoms & Treatments

Gonorrhea: Symptoms & Treatments

Gonorrhoea (also known as the clap) is a type of infection of mucus (moist) membranes caused by a bacterium known as Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. Every year, there are nearly 100 million new cases of gonorrhoea. It is commoner in females and young adults between the ages of 20 and 24.