Sexually Transmitted Infections (Diseases) or Venereal Diseases (VD) are diseases that are passed on from one person to another through sexual contact, and sometimes by genital contact – the infection can be passed on via vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex.

Different HIV Tests – When to get tested for confirmed results?

Different HIV Tests – When to get tested for confirmed results?

“Out of 10 questions I get from my patients and the visitors of my website, 4 are related to catching a sexually transmitted infection because they had oral or protected or unprotected sex with an unfamiliar person” says Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran, one of Chennai’s popular sexually transmitted infection specialist at Metromale Clinic & Fertility Center, Chennai.

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Testicular Pain – pain in testicles/scrotum – Causes

Testicular pain may be chronic or sharp; may be felt in one or both the testicles depending on the cause. There are several reasons that can lead to pain in testicles including testicular torsion, epididymitis, orchitis, injury or trauma, inguinal hernia, growth of lumps or tumors, kidney stones etc. Even a mild testicular pain should not be ignored because sometimes, that may be indicating a severe underlying cause that needs to be treated. Ignoring testicular pain can lead to surgical intervention or removal of testicles.

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PrEP – PreExposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV Infection

PrEP – PreExposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV Infection PreExposure Prophylaxis is a way to prevent contracting HIV. The procedure involves putting a healthy person under medication few days before he/she involves in risky sexual behaviour or abuse drugs possibly by sharing needles. Who are the right people to take PrEP / When should you consider…

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STD Testing in Chennai

STD Testing in Chennai STD or STI refers to the infections that are transmitted to a healthy person when he/she has unprotected sexual intercourse with an infection person. In most of the cases, this can happen when the infected partner is unaware that he/she is infected and show no symptoms or ignores any symptom.  Typically…

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Can Chlamydia (STD) cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Can Chlamydia (STD) cause Erectile Dysfunction? Chlamydia is a Sexually Transmitted Infection that spreads through unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex. You can refer to our section of ‘Sexually Transmitted Diseases’ or to know more details about Chlamydia, you can visit our ‘Chlamydia’ page. Chlamydia can affect both men and women and it is caused…

FAQ on Hepatitis and sex

Hepatitis and Sex – Frequently Asked Questions

Hepatitis and Sex – Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a medical condition that causes inflammation of the liver. This disease is caused by Hepatitis Virus. This liver damaging disease can spread through sharing needles, sharing food and also through sexual contact with an infected person. How many types of Viral Hepatitis are there?…

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PreMarital Health Check – Mandatory Tests to be done before marriage

PreMarital Health Check – Mandatory Tests to be done before marriage We often find someone who is astrologically compatible with us so we can have a happy married life and keep ourselves and our partner happy. But have you ever wondered that some medical tests are as or more important than they look? It is…

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Genital Warts – Human Papilloma Virus

Genital Warts – Human Papilloma Virus Genital warts otherwise known as Venereal warts or Condylomas are soft eruptions on the skin and mucosal regions of the anogenital region. Genital warts are basically papillary lesions caused by Human Papilloma Virus, which appear as skin or grey coloured growths that when colonize, look like a cauliflower. These…

Post exposure prophylaxis for Retroviral Infection (HIV)

Post exposure prophylaxis for Retroviral Infection (HIV)

Post exposure prophylaxis for Retroviral Infection (HIV) What is post exposure prophylaxis or PEP? Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is the method of taking anti retro viral medications after a potential exposure to the HIV to prevent being infected with HIV. It is taken in an emergency situation and needs to be taken within 72 hours of potential…

Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infections Sexually Transmitted Infections / Diseases are common among the male population. The proportion of these infections continues to rise and increased awareness needs to be created to address the problem early. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are notorious for being dismissed as flu or other general illnesses due to similar vague…