Sexually Transmitted Infections

 
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STI
In Women

Women in heterosexual, lesbian or bisexual relationships who engage in unprotected sexual intercourse can exposure themselves to STIs. The location of the STIs would depend on the type of intercourse engaged in. Therefore it is important you share with your doctor if you have engaged in oral, vaginal, or anal sex for your doctors to determine where swabs or testing should be done.

 

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STI
In Men

Men in heterosexual, gay or bisexual relationships who engage in unprotected sexual intercourse can exposure themselves to STIs. The location of the STIs would depend on the type of intercourse engaged in. Therefore it is important to share with your doctor whether you have engaged in oral, vaginal, or anal sex for your doctors to determine where swabs or testing should be done

 

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Human Papilloma Virus
(HPV)

HPV is a family of viruses then can cause warts and also cancers. Depending on which body parts they have been exposed to, HPV can cause cervical cancers in women, anal cancer if you engage in anal sex and we are also seeing increasing rates of mouth cancers particularly in men. Fortunately, early vaccination with HPV vaccine can protect you against a good number of strains of HPV.

 
 

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Oral
Sex

 

Many have assumed that unprotected oral sex, whether you are giving or receiving, carries no risk of STIs. This is a big misconception. Oral sex carries a very very low to no risk of HIV however there is a real significant risk of other STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes and syphilis etc.

 

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Genital
Warts

Genital warts are unsightly infectious clusters of skin coloured lesion that can have cauliflower appearance. Genital warts can be caused by various types of viruses like the Molluscum Cantagiosum Virus (MCV) and the HPV virus. Any bumps in the genital areas should be shown to your doctor so that the correct diagnosis can be made as not all bumps are warts. Warts can be removed effectively through application of chemical solutions or directly burning them off using lasers or cautery.

 

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