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Marian contracted herpes from her boyfriend. She talks about the symptoms, how it can be treated, and the issue of discussing herpes with your partner.
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Media last reviewed: 16/03/2013
Next review due: 16/03/2015
It's important to get tested for HIV, so you can start treatment at the right time if you're HIV positive.
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Find out how to cope if you test positive for HIV and where to go for help.
Discover the link between oral sex, HPV viruses and cancer. Plus how to have safer oral sex.
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What to expect at an STI clinic, including tests, treatment and the questions you may be asked.
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The risks of getting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through various sex activities, including oral and anal sex.
Find out the symptoms that could mean you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
A sexual health expert answers questions on infections, discharge, itching, smells and anal sex.
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Where to get advice on sex and relationships, including contraception, STIs and counselling.
HIV in the UK, including who's at risk, how to protect yourself and where to get tests and treatment.
Some gay people are at a higher risk of certain health conditions because of their lifestyle, and so need regular screening.
Find out how to keep your penis and testicles clean, healthy and fit for purpose.
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Find out about keeping your vagina clean and healthy, without using a douche, scented wipes or perfume.
Some people think it's acceptable to pressure their partner into having sex without a condom. It's not. Find out how to respond to common condom excuses.
A dermatologist explains the causes and symptoms of genital warts, a viral skin infection. She also describes how to avoid passing them on to others and what treatment options are available.
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Test your knowledge of sex-related risks and find out about sex in general. Can you tell fact from fiction?
Where to get sexual health help urgently, including advice following unprotected sex and sexual assault
How to talk about sex to your partner, teen or younger child, and why it's important.
Answers to sex FAQs, including saying no, what to do if a condom splits, being gay and more
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