Medical Matters: Let's talk about STIs

We're open-minded about so many things these days, including sex, but sexually-transmitted diseases are still a taboo subject for many.

26th January, 2014
Dr Sinead Beirne.

We're open-minded about so many things these days, including sex, but sexually-transmitted diseases are still a taboo subject for many.

When the actor Michael Douglas told us that his throat cancer was caused by human papilloma virus (a sexually transmitted infection or STI), he helped raise awareness about the increasing trend in HPV-related throat cancer. His story made me think again about two wider points: STIs are on the increase and can have negative effects...

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