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Love in the time of sickle cell

In a lot of African countries where sickle cell is endemic, you will find that people who are carriers of sickle cell have love relationships with other carriers and these relationships generally do lead to marriage. A few decades ago, this was attested to scientific ignorance, meaning people didnt understand

You Can Get HIV from ORAL SEX

Oral sex is now widely practiced, in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. For many years, it was regarded as an almost 'unmentionable' activity. But these days, research suggests that most sexually active people go in for it sometimes. However, a lot of people do – quite understandably – worry about

Chlamydia

What is chlamydia? Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It's a bacterial infection, which is found in semen and vaginal fluids. Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live

Signs and Symptoms of HIV/AIDS for Men

Some people experience signs and symptoms of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), as soon as they become infected, while others do not. When they occur, early signs and symptoms are often mistaken for the flu or a mild viral infection. Initial signs and symptoms of HIV include: Fever Headache Tiredness Nausea Diarrhea Enlarged lymph nodes in the

Top 10 HIV Myths

Shortly after HIV/AIDS hit the scene, rumours about it flew throughout the world. “You can get it by kissing.” “You can get it by holding hands.” “It is airborne.” Throughout the years, most of the HIV myths have been dispelled, but it seems as though there are still a few rumors

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