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What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a germ that is spread through having sex without a condom with an infected person. It is considered a sexually transmissible infection (STI). Symptoms Many people do not experience symptoms from chlamydia, however it may still be doing damage to your...

What is Hepatitis C?

Everything you need to know about hepatitis is here  Hepatitis C is a virus (germ) that can cause damage to the liver. If left untreated it can lead to liver cancer. There are many different types of viral hepatitis, for example type A, B, C, D & E. Each type of...

What is Hepatitis B?

Everything you need to know about hepatitis is here  Hepatitis B is a virus (germ) that can cause damage to the liver. If left untreated it can lead to liver cancer. There are many different types of viral hepatitis, for example type A, B, C, D & E. Each type of...

What is HIV?

HIV stand for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a germ that weakens your immune system (your body’s natural defense to infections) and can cause serious illness. People who leave HIV untreated can develop AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) which can lead to...

What are Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs)?

Sexually transmissible infections can be caused by germs (e.g. bacteria, viruses or parasites) and can be passed on from one person to another during sex. Depending on the type of STI, STIs can be passed on through: Skin to skin contact Sexual fluids, like from the...

What are Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs)?

Blood borne viruses are types of germs that live and reproduce within people’s blood.    Blood borne viruses can also be found in: Sexual fluids, like from the vagina, penis or anus Breast milk Some people with blood borne viruses may feel well for many years...

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