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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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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? …
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Safe sex in the month of love

February is the month of love. That means the birds are doing it, the bees are doing it… Everyone will be getting it on this Valentine’s month, but before the fever of love raises the temperature, it may prove sensible to pause for a moment…
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The ins and outs of prostate cancer

Since November is Prostate Awareness month I thought it would be a good time to share some information. Firstly, we need to understand what the prostate is. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that lies between the bladder and the penis.…
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Vaginal Discharge: What is normal and when to worry

Vaginal discharge is one of the most common reasons women book a visit to their gynaecologist. Depending on the appearance and characteristics of the discharge, it can be an indication of a bacterial or viral infection, but it might also just…
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The HPV Vaccination

Vaccines against cervical cancer have permeated news and social media platforms over the last few years. There has also been a new hype around it since the South African Government announced that 9-year old school girls at underprivileged schools…
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bacterial Vaginosis

What is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)? Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the name of a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. It is sometimes accompanied by…
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Frequently Asked Questions About HPV

By Dr Jireh Serfontein. What should I know about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)? Human papilloma viruses (HPV) are a group of more than 100 different viruses. Read the full article here.  
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Visiting the “Dick Doctor”

Published by Grow A Pair. Movember was something of great interest and concern to us as a team! So our guest Thabani Gigaba agreed to take one for the team and visit the "Dick Doctor" for a Men's Health examination in support of Movember!…
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Men dealing with sexual health

Published by Grow A Pair. Movember was something of great interest and concern to us as a team! So we decided to meet up with a couple of guys and discuss some Men's Health related issues. We discussed numerous topics regarding men's…
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Sex Q & A with Dr. Elna Rudolph

Dr. Elna Rudolph answers a few questions about sex. My partner wants to try anal sex more often, but I don’t enjoy it. I’m worried that if I don’t do it, he will feel unfulfilled… There are certain no-no’s when it comes to sex…