Cervical Cancer »

… most important thing to do is to speak with your doctor about the necessity of arranging regular cervical smear testing, and ALWAYS keep your appointments. 25% of women who develop cervical cancer die – there is no need for this to happen to you.

It is recommended that cervical smears are carried out from age 20 and should be carried out at 3 yearly intervals thereafter, until the age of 60.

By practicing safer sex to prevent infections which increase your risk as well as …

Chlamydia »

Where does Chlamydia come from?

It can be easily passed on through Vaginal , Anal and, perhaps, Oral sex . There is no evidence to show that it can be passed on from toilet seats, sharing towels or cups. An infected mother can pass it on to her baby’s eyes and lungs at birth. It can also be spread from Genitals to eyes with your fingers. Using a condom will greatly …

NSU »

What do the different names mean?

NSU stands for non-specific urethritis. It is also called non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) and non-specific genital infection (NSGI). All the different names mean the same thing. In about half of the cases of NSU/NGU, the infection is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia . If you are confused already – don’t worry, read on and everything will become …

Women’s Issues »

Gynaecological problems are the most commonly reported conditions for women living with HIV or AIDS . Many of the problems women with HIV experience also affect HIV negative women.

However, these conditions usually occur more frequently and are more serious and more difficult to treat in women with damaged immune systems .

Cervical pre-cancers are changes to cells in the cervix , …

Uterine / Endometrial Cancer »

What is uterine/Endometrial cancer?

Uterine cancer can also be known as endometrial cancer from the name given to the lining of the uterus , the endometrium, where the growth occurs.

Signs/ Symptoms

Abnormal bleeding or vaginal discharge, frequent urination or lower abdomen pain may indicate this cancer, but again these symptoms might be due to other, less serious causes.