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Your Cervix: What to know

January is cervical health awareness month and chances are that you haven’t given your cervix the attention it deserves - Dr Jireh Serfontein
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PrEP – Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

PrEP - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis A safe and effective HIV prevention strategy - Dr Larisse Badenhorst
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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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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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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 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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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…
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Candidiasis is a fungal infection in the body. There are many species of Candida, but the most common species that causes infection is called Candida albicans. Candida albicans occurs normally in small amounts in the body. An overgrowth…
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The Complications of Untreated Chlamydia

By Rebekah Kendal. We take a closer look at the complications that men and women might experience as a result of untreated chlamydia. Because at least half of the people with chlamydia don't experience any symptoms, it is possible…
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How to keep your vagina happy

By Nichi Hodgson, Originally published in Women's Health Magazine, 2015. Edited by Dr. Elna Rudolph. Things we love about vaginas: they have more names than Snoop Dogg. People have written poems, songs and plays about them, and in our…