Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are diseases passed from one person to another during sex or through genital contact. STIs affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK each year, mainly young, sexually active adults. STIs symptoms can vary with many showing no symptoms whilst others can cause awkward and painful blisters, discharges or fleshy bumps. In this section you can learn more about sexual health, STIs, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Watch these videos to learn more.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), also sometimes known as STDs or Venereal Diseases (VD) are caught through unprotected sex. In this short video, Dr. Anuradha Arasu discusses important STI facts, STI treatment and fears about discussing STIs and contraception with partners.
In this video Dr. Anuradha Arasu answers the questions what is Chlamydia, what causes it and how to test for and treat it. Dr. Arasu explains the dangers associated with untreated Chlamydia, and describes Chlamydia symptoms in men and women.
In this video Dr. Anuradha Arasu discusses genital warts and the best ways to treat them. Dr. Arasu explains what genital warts are, how to protect yourself from catching them, how to diagnose them and looks at treatment options.
In this video Dr. AnuradhaArasu discusses HPV, Cervical Cancer and the HPV vaccine Gardisil. Dr. Arasu explains the vaccination programme in the UK, and some of the different strains of HPV.
As one of the most common STIs, Herpes affects around 30,000 new people in the UK every year. Herpes refers to a whole family of viruses the most famous being genital herpes which we discuss in this video.
Also called "The Clap", gonorrhoea is a common STI that affects thousands of people every year. In this video we discuss gonorrhoea and its symptoms and talk about treatment and prevention.
Do you know how to test for an STI? What should you expect when receiving an STI testing kit and how do you use it?
STIs often appear symptomless. Learn more about the silent STI and how you can reduce your risk of contracting an infection here.
In part one of this ED and PE myths discussion series doctors explain the difference between premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction and answers once and for all whether they are linked.
In the second part in this mens sexual health series we answer once and for all what causes premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.
In the last instalment of this mens health series, Dr Brett and Dr Hennessy answer the common questions associated with premature ejaclation and erectile dysfunction such as who does it affect?
Here is a walk through on how to perform a home blood test for STIs. Watch for a step by step guide to reassure you on performing this daunting task.
There are plenty of contraceptives available for women, so how do you know which one is right for you? Dr Wellappili answers common questions that may help you make a choice.
So what exactly is PE and what treatments are available? Follow Ali, a patient experiencing PE, and find out what course of action Dr Brett advises.
Ladies, did you know that the average woman could tell you difference between 20 different kinds of make up and only two kinds of contraception? Ladies! Lets go window shopping for combined methods of contraception!
Ladies, did you know that the average woman could tell you difference between 20 different kinds of make up and only two kinds of contraception? Ladies! Lets go window-shopping for long acting methods of contraception!
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What is colposcopy and what will happen during the procedure? In this short video colposcopy clinical nurse specialist tells us why you might be called for one and what will happen during the procedure.