HPV

What is HPV? HPV (Human Papiloma Virus) is a virus that infects both men and women. Often it will not cause any symptoms, but it can cause warts and verrucas. It can also cause papillomas which can develop into cancers particularly of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, throat and rectum. There are over 170 types…

Oral sex and STIs

Although oral sex avoids the risk of pregnancy, it can still pass on STI’s. This may cause a sore throat, blisters or ulcers or can pass on more serious infections such as HIV or hepatitis. You should avoid oral sex if you have any mouth or lip infections, especially cold sores. The risk of infections…

STIs Q&A

Sexually Transmitted Infections These are also known as STI’s. They are common and many people don’t know that they have them as they may not have any symptoms. They can easily pass from person to person, especially if you have sexual contact without using a condom and not knowing if either of you have an…