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Symptoms of HIV

What are the Symptoms of HIV? This is a questions almost every person on the planet have asked themselves at one point.  How will I know if I have HIV? Thinking you might be infected with HIV can be extremely scary. The thoughts of having…
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Sexual Health Support Groups

We want to help you. We want you to have a forum in which you can discuss the problems you have with sex, the sexual pain and any other challenges you experience with an expert facilitator, specialist physiotherapist and mindfulness coach,…
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Pap smears: everything you need to know

At MSH we understand the importance of a pap smear. But we also know what it feels like to walk out of a consultation, get charged an arm and a leg, and feel that the doctor did not really hear you.  You are not only your cervix! You want…
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Chlamydia – get tested & treated

Do you think you might have chlamydia? At MSH, we know it can be quite scary, but we also know how to diagnose and treat it and will put your mind at ease. Here are some answers to common questions about chlamydia: What is chlamydia? …

COVID-19 and HIV

Does HIV increase your risk for COVID-19? Most people living with HIV probably do not have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 or complications of COVID-19 when compared to the general population. HIV patients who are clinically…
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“Not tonight, I have a headache” – ways to get over no libido

Not tonight baby, I have a headache. Not tonight baby, I am tired. Not tonight baby… Low libido is a very common sexual concern and I see patients who deal with it every day. Read the full article here. Dr Jireh Serfontein…

How to take care of your partner when they are infected with COVID-19

It is important to take good care of your partner if they are infected with COVID-19, not only physically, but also emotionally. We strongly encourage physical isolation as far as possible if someone is known or suspected to have COVID-19. …

Sex and COVID-19

Is sex safe during the COVID-19 pandemic? Sex is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not all sex is safe.  Take the following things into consideration: 1. Don’t have sex with sick partners (even if the diagnosis of COVID-19…
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Podcast: Your sex life, reloaded! with sexologist Dr Jireh Serfontein

This week on The Great Equalizer podcast, Maintenance Night comes back in a big way as we chat to MD and sexologist Dr Jireh Serfontein. In this episode we explore how our sexual tastes evolve as we get older and we unpack how couples…
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Sex Addiction

WHAT IS SEX ADDICTION? Sex addiction is a process addiction (similar to food addiction or an eating disorder). Process addictions differ to substance addictions in that they begin early on in life once a blueprint has been laid out by the…
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Candid sexual health chat on Rooi Rose Radio’s latest podcast series

In the first season of Rooi Rose Radio’s new podcast series “Tussen Ons”, Mariette Snyman talks to experts on women's heart issues, sexual health and happy relationships. Be sure to listen to this groundbreaking series’ first three episodes…

Gender Dysphoria

On May 25, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved a major change to its global manual of diagnoses, which will greatly benefit transgender people around the world. 'Gender Dysphoria' (or Gender Incongruence) has replaced 'Gender…