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Transmission of genital herpes Genital herpes, caused by the herpes simplex type 1 and type 2 viruses, is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Any person who is sexually active is at risk of getting herpes. In fact, most people ... Read Full Answer
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STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. This means they are most often -- but not exclusively -- spread by sexual intercourse. STDs can include bacterial, viral and parasitic infection. Bacterial STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis. V... Read Full Answer
HIV cannot survive for long outside the body. Environmental factors influence the survival of the virus and these include the: temperature, pH, sunlight, and humidity. The HIV virus can be detected in the environment outside of the body f... Read Full Answer
What is HIV? HIV is caused by an infection by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus attacks a type of immune cell – the CD4 lymphocyte – in the body, leading to a fall in the CD4 count, and thus a weakened immune system. Accord... Read Full Answer
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Anonymous HIV testing does not require the person to provide any names, NRIC numbers or contact numbers. Instead, a number is usually assigned to the test which allows the person being tested to receive the test results. No personal particulars ar... Read Full Answer
Having unprotected sex puts one at high risk of getting HIV and STDs. People who have an STD may be at increased risk of getting HIV. This is because the behaviour that puts someone at risk for one infection (eg not using condoms, multiple partner... Read Full Answer
Contact tracing is the process of identifying relevant contacts of a person with an infectious disease and ensuring that they are aware of their exposure. For sexually transmitted infections (STIs), relevant contacts include those with whom the p... Read Full Answer

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I wouldn't be too worried if you do not have any cuts in your skin while you were in physical contact with your hands. 1) Human Immunodeficiency Virus - HIV can only survive in bodily fluids. It does not survive very long in open air. Unless you ... Read Full Answer
Thank you for the question. Early signs of HIV can be look like that of an other viral infection or flu. Fever, body aches, headaches, sore throat, skin rashes, nause and diarrhoea are some of the commons that you may experience. You may also... Read Full Answer