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Genital herpes

Genital herpes is spread by skin-to-skin contact – even through kissing or foreplay. There are things you can do to control it, learn more here.

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Herpesvirus infections

Links to information about herpesvirus infections.

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Cold sores

Cold sores are blister-like spots that appear in or around the mouth. Find out about prevention, common triggers, treatment and self-care options.

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Skin conditions

There are many different kinds of rashes and skin conditions. Some are quick and easy to treat, while others are chronic or more difficult to get rid of. Find out more here.

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Safe sex - an overview

Affection, love and sex are important aspects of life. But sexual activity can also be associated with risks and health problems. Learn more here.

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Labia problems

Problems affecting the labia, the ‘lips’ on the outside of your genitals (vulva), can include cysts or a rash. Learn more about what's normal when it comes to the labia, and what's not.

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Oral sex and mouth care

Mouth sores can be caused as a result of oral sex. If you think you have developed mouth sores it is important to seek medical advice.

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Screening tests for STIs

Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, won’t always have symptoms that you notice. So, if you’re sexually active, it’s a good idea to have an STI screening test regularly.

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Vaginal thrush diagnosis

Information about vaginal thrush diagnosis can be found on this page.

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Folliculitis

Folliculitis is an inflammation affecting the hair-producing pores on your skin. Learn about causes, treatments and how to help prevent it.

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