South Africa is dealing with very high number of STIs, so it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your partner/s.​ 

There are 3 major causes of STIs:​ 

  • Bacteria, like chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis 
  • Viruses, like HIV, Herpes, and HPV 
  • Parasites, like trichomoniasis, crab lice, and scabies mites 

Part 1 | The Nitty Gritty of STIs
Part 3| The Nitty Gritty of STIs


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