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HIV. What are the real risks in New Zealand?

HIV. What are the real risks in New Zealand?

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Whilst NZ has a relatively low rate of HIV infection compared to other developed countries the risk of HIV infection is still a real one, especially in certain groups. Gay and bisexual men are the most at risk of HIV infection within New Zealand. It is estimated that 1 in 15 gay or bi men within NZ is currently HIV positive and that approximately 20% of those infected are unaware of their status. Given that it may be months or even years before individuals become aware of their HIV status as they have had no reason to be tested or...


Chlamydia Chlamydia and Chlamydia

Chlamydia Chlamydia and Chlamydia

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It appears NZ is in the middle of a Chlamydia epidemic and young woman are the demographic most at risk. As it is such a widespread infection in NZ many cases are going undetected and thus adding to the rate of infection. Certain age groups and geographical locations are more at risk but it is an extremely common infection and is very easily transmitted. Luckily it is easily detected and treated if detected in time. Early symptoms include pain while urinating but many have no symptoms at all. Detection can be via self-test or rapid test kits as sold by...


Was your last date charming, attractive, attentive and infected with Chlamydia?

Was your last date charming, attractive, attentive and infected with Chlamydia?

Chlamydia Early Detection How to test STI testing

According to Health navigator, New Zealand, Chlamydia is the counties leading sexually transmitted infection. For a list of symptoms please see the report here: https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/c/chlamydia/ However many show no symptoms at all so that healthy looking date you just had could easily have been infected and as Chlamydia can also be transmitted by activities such as mutual masturbation or fingering using a condom is not a guarantee of safety. The infection rates of Chlamydia are high in NZ and particularly high in certain age groups and regions.  The University of Otago reports that "One in three New Zealand women have had the sexually...