Sexually transmitted diseases

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Alongside HIV, there are also other diseases that can be contracted during sex (but not only during sex). These sexually transmitted diseases include; syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and hepatitis. Some sexually transmitted diseases can have severe consequences (infertility, for example), if they are not detected and treated early on. 

It is important to know how to protect yourself and others from sexually transmitted diseases. It is also important to immediately obtain advice and go for a test if you notice symptoms of diseases as most of them are easy to treat. Since symptoms do not always appear or are noticed, regular tests can be useful.