Getting to know your partner’s HIV status takes away some of the fear and it’s normal to be anxious in these situations. Dating an HIV-positive person is … Read Full Answer
There are many ways to help avoid getting a UTI, like peeing after any type of sexual activity (ex. penis-vagina intercourse, anal sex, or masturbation), wiping front to back, changing underwear relatively often, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding any irritant such as vaginal perfumes or non-pH balanced creams and soaps.
Getting a UTI does not mean that a person is unhygienic. Lots of bacteria live on the surface of our bodies, clothes, and sex toys, and it can be quite common to experience a UTI at some point. It’s helpful to be aware of practices that can help us avoid getting UTIs, and to remember that it shouldn’t hurt to pee! … Read Full Answer
HIV and AIDS are not the same thing, but people often confuse the terms.
HIV = Human Immunodeficiency Virus … Read Full Answer
You’re right, a syphilis infection generally takes 7-10 days to clear after treatment is finished, … Read Full Answer
Thanks for the question, we have a pretty clear answer for you. Clinicians at Nine Circles Community Health Centre will require an assessment with you which may include re-testing, before … Read Full Answer
Glad to hear that you are managing your sexual health through testing and treatment. Getting treated for syphilis once does not make you immune to re-infection … Read Full Answer
People can get gonorrhea even if they’ve had it before. Having it previously does not make someone immune to re-infection … Read Full Answer
Herpes cannot be cured, but there may be things you can do to manage the pain and get through an outbreak. … Read Full Answer
Syphilis is largely sexually transmitted, and once acquired, it manifests in three different stages. Recognizing it sooner helps in early treatment and preventing the infection from moving to the next stage … Read Full Answer
Great to hear that you’ve had a conversation about sexually transmitted infections with a partner. Some clinics may offer a print out with STI results on it, while many others … Read Full Answer
Being diagnosed with HIV today is very different than it was a decade ago. Thanks to new advances in medical care and HIV treatment, people living with HIV can lead long lives without advancing to the state we know as AIDS … Read Full Answer
I’m sorry to hear that chlamydia is putting a strain on your relationship right now, but you’ve done the right thing in getting tested and letting your partner know the … Read Full Answer
Glad to hear that you are finding PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) an effective strategy to prevent HIV. PrEP is part of the toolbox we call Treatment as Prevention. Because you are in Winnipeg, you can come to Nine Circles Community Health Centre and talk to a testing nurse about starting PrEP … Read Full Answer
Smelly discharge from the vagina could be a symptom of: a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, chlamydia or gonorrhea. The good news is there are tests and treatments for all of these … Read Full Answer
Unfortunately there is no cure for HIV, though cure related research is happening all over the globe. However, there is effective treatment for HIV that can improve a person’s immune … Read Full Answer
You’re right, undetectable is a word that we use to describe when someone on HIV medications has a very low viral load. If someone is HIV positive they can manage … Read Full Answer
There are a few things to consider in this situation: STI prevention, testing and communication.
In terms of prevention, there are effective options for you no matter who you are sexually active with … Read Full Answer
Syphilis treatment from a health care provider is one needle of antibiotic in each bum cheek during the same visit. Some people say it hurts, others report it’s not that bad. The best strategy to minimize pain is to relax … Read Full Answer