Archive for the STI’s & STD’s Category


A Girl’s Guide to 21st Century Sex: A Review

Let’s Talk! In 2006, the UK public TV ran an 8-episode documentary titled A Girl’s Guide to 21st Century Sex hosted by Dr. Catherine Hood, Sexual Health and Relationship Expert.  This series is 4 ½ hours long and touches on various aspects of sex such as orgasms, sex positions, sexual transmitted infections (STIs) and penis […]

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Infected and Asymptomatic

Let’s Talk! You’ve probably heard of Chlamydia, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the world. However, you may be unaware of important facts about this infection  which may have a significant impact on your health.  Therefore I will present an overview of Chlamydia from its prevalence, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prevention. […]

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Syphilis: The Great Imitator

Let’s Talk! Syphilis does not make headlines like the AIDS virus probably due to the fact that since the 1980s, worldwide viral infections have greatly increased compared to bacteria infections. Although less widespread, it is important that you be informed about this serious infection and that you know how to better protect yourself. According to […]

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Herpes: Beyond Cold Sores

Let’s Talk! It is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that people rarely talk about but are often aware of.  The cold sore is one of its common presentations, although many do not use the true medical term to identify this skin lesion. According to American MD Andrew C. Kradowski, it is estimated that herpes currently […]

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HIV=AIDS?

Let’s talk! In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first recognized the first cases of AIDS in five homosexual men in Los Angeles. In 1983, the HIV virus was “officially” identified. HIV/AIDS is presently a global epidemic (or pandemic) with 30–40 million of the adult world population infected. Although this disease has […]

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HP What?

Let’s Talk! It’s your annual exam and you are lying on your back. Your family doctor is about to examine your cervix and other sexual organs (i.e. vagina and ovaries). A metal instrument is inserted into your vagina to keep it open and to see your cervix. Then, your doctor uses a cotton-tipped swab to […]

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