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Un-diagnosed STD/STIs increase HIV risk

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Generally, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the increase. According to a Canadian study 'Research suggests that STIs can increase both an HIV-negative person’s risk of becoming infected with HIV as well as an HIV-positive person’s risk of transmitting HIV to someone else.' As many STDs/STIs such as Chlamydia can have no symptoms obvious, or at least not enough to seek medical diagnosis and as such is easy fro them to go un-diagnosed. They do however cause damage to the host such as inflamation and stress on the immune system. Almost all STIs are easily treatable once detected. Certain STDs/STIs...

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Testing Saves Lives!! (maybe yours)

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Sadly the rate of infection of STIs/STDs in Australia is on the increase. Logically the infected are aware they have been at risk yet have decided to not test. This neglect of duty, possibly through fear or lack of symptoms and education, of course, leads them to infect others. So the strapline is an individual is infected with say Chlamydia or HIV from another individual who could have and should have tested but decided not to. So what can we do to get them to decide to test? More testing, easier testing without barriers. Home testing in private with self-testing STD/STI kits puts...

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