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Before you get cosy under the sheets, this is what you should know about sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

A sexually transmitted infection is an infection that is spread during any sexual activity be it intercourse, anal sex or oral sex. It can also occur using fingers, other body parts, or sex toys that have come in contact with another person’s genitals or body fluids.

STIs often don’t have any noticeable signs or symptoms and people often get an STI without even knowing it. “But even when there are no symptoms, STIs can cause serious problems, such as infertility, complications during pregnancy or increase the risk of certain kinds of cancers.”

STIs commonly occur on the genital organs, anus, and throat. Here are some facts you need to know about STIs.

Gonorrhoea – This is the most common STI seen at clinics, with between 36% and 68% of people presenting with it. It does not necessarily cause symptoms at first. Gonorrhoea may present with a vaginal discharge.

Chlamydia – This is most often a silent infection and it also doesn’t necessarily cause symptoms at first.

Both Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia can lead to long-term problems in women, such as severe pain, difficulty falling pregnant, and complications during pregnancy.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – HIV is a lifelong condition that affects the body’s immune system, which fights infection. The last stage of HIV is called Aids. Being infected with other STIs makes it easier to get HIV.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – HPV doesn’t usually cause symptoms at first, but it can lead to cervical cancer in women, and genital warts in men and women.

Herpes – Infection with herpes can cause blisters and open sores in the genital area.

Trichomonas or “trich” – This can cause genital itching and discharge.

Hepatitis B – This can lead to long-term liver problems.

Syphilis – This STI can occur at different stages over many years and can affect any part of the body. It can be defined in three stages:

Primary syphilis can present with a painless ulcer on the genitals (chancre) a few weeks after acquiring the infection and can go unnoticed.

Secondary syphilis occurs a few months later and here one can get skin rashes and swollen lymph nodes/glands.

Tertiary syphilis can occur three to 15 years after the initial infection. At this stage you may develop tumours on the skin, bone or liver. And you may also develop neurosyphilis, where the brain and nerves are affected and can result in dementia or general weakness, loss of balance and shooting pains in legs.

What symptoms should I watch for?

In general, watch out for any genital itching, burning, sores, or discharge. But be aware that many STIs do not cause any symptoms.

What if I have an STI?

If you have an STI, you will need treatment. The right treatment will depend on the type of STI you have. Treatment might include antibiotics or antivirals, which fight viruses. Treatment will cure your infection or keep it from getting worse. It will also reduce the chances of spreading the infection to others.

If you do have an infection, you might need to tell the people you could have infected. Your doctor or nurse can help you figure out which partners you need to tell based on when you last had sex with them.

How can I protect myself from getting an STI?

The only way to be sure you won’t get an STI is by not having sex. If you do have sex, you can lower your chance of getting an STI by using a condom every time you have sex. But be aware that male condoms made out of “natural materials,” such as sheep intestine, do NOT protect against STIs.

Are there are vaccines?

There are vaccines for two STIs — HPV and hepatitis B. Vaccines are treatments (usually injections) that can prevent certain infections.

If your partner has herpes, he or she can reduce the chances of infecting you by taking medicine.

Source: Health24.com

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I am not single, I have a woman whom I want to marry – Diamond Platnumz

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Popular Bongo star Naseeb Abdul Juma alias Diamond Platnumz is set to walk off the market once again just five months after his split with Kenyan girlfriend Tanasha Donna.

This time round, the father of five will be going an extra mile with legalizing his new relationship unlike his formerly renown love games.

Speaking during a social gathering in Tanzania, Platnumz expressed concern about his outgrown age that now seems ridiculous for him having mistresses instead of wives.

The ‘Jeje’ crooner is now bothered being it that he is not getting any younger.

I am not single. I have a woman whom I want to marry. We both don’t want to date just for the sake of it, we want to get married. On the 2nd of October, 2020 I will be turning 31 years old and I just don’t want to have just any woman, a mistress or an escort… I want to marry,” Diamond said.

Despite not stating anything related to his wedding dates, word on the streets of Tanzania already has it that plans are already underway for his wedding with the girlfriend.

The curious citizens have also extrapolated his admission by establishing Diamond’s bride-to-be’s identity moreover receiving aid from singer’s mother, Sanura Kassim.

This follows Sanura sharing a photo of Jihan Dimack, a Lebanon-born model and former Miss Universe Tanzania.

She went beyond and heaped praise on Dimack to which the beauty responded, “Thank you.

If you can recall, a ‘wedding’ was priority when Diamond and the mother of his last-born child first dated.

Diamond, however, often suggested postponing the wedding date claiming that he preferred a magnificent wedding, never witnessed before in history.

He also revealed that his international guests and friends being present at the event would additionally make a statement for him.

Inshallah panapo majaliwa mwaka wa 2019 nitaoa. Mbali na ivo ndoa yangu ilitakiwa iwe siku ya valentines tarehe kumi na nne lakini tumeipeleka mbele kwa sababu ndo yangu watu wengi wanatakiwa kuja kuhudhuria na siku hio kidogo haikukaa vizuri.´ Ndoa yangu watakuja kina Rick Ross, wasanii niliofanya nao collabo, ndugu jamaa na marafiki. I want it to be a royal wedding kama ya kina Prince Harry wa Uingereza. Kila mtu anatamani kuiona, kila mtu anatamani kuihudhria. Najitahidi kuitengeneza kila mtu aweze kuiona. Nimeipeleka mbele kidogo lakini kuna kitu ntakifanya siku ya valentine,” said Diamond.

Diamond’s half-sister, self-styled Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) First Lady, Queen Darleen is remembered to have hinted loud on the controversially postponed valentine wedding date between Diamond and Tanasha this year.

Queen Darleen revealed that her brother was not ready for marriage and was not going to settle down any time soon as majority had anticipated.

He and I often talk about matters of marriage and relationships. Diamond fears being in a ‘marital cage’. He says he wants to settle down when he is ready, and I don’t think he is currently up for it,” said Darleen.

Matching her words rightfully, the CEO WCB and the Kenyan radio personality split a few months later as parents but unmarried.

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Rema and Hamza show-off with fancy Iddi day celebrations, see photos

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Songstress Rema Namakula together with her newly married husband Dr. Hamza Sebunya are yet again an item grinding social media and becoming the main talk around town.

This follows Rema storming social media with conspicuous photos together with her husband, Hamza on Iddi Day, the photos which have since hit-hard to their tormentors.

The pics have also sent her ex-lover, Eddy Kenzo’s fans babbling with criticizing comments.

It has been Rema’s efforts and dream of having a relationship so good this far, that everyone is jealous of it.

The ‘Clear’ singer also believes that if you want a relationship that looks and feels like the most amazing thing on earth, you need to treat it like it is the most amazing thing on earth.

The lovely couple is closing-in to a one-year marriage anniversary since their glamorous ‘Kwanjula’ ceremony in November, 2019.

Rema and Hamza haven’t had a child yet together but their marriage is really fascinating and prove its their wish to have one and when.

Rema’s actions, words, music are undoubtedly provocative to her baby papa, Eddy Kenzo ever since they broke-up before she hooked herself a new man of her dreams, Hamza Sebunya.

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Rema surprises fans by wishing Lydia Jazmine a happy birthday

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Musician Rema Namakula always had a surprise for her fans. When people expect her not to do something, it is the very thing that she does. This always leaves her on the tongues of many.

The latest from Rema Namakula’s surprise docket is her humble birthday wishes to fellow singer Lydia Jazmine whose relationship with Rema’s ex-hubby Eddy Kenzo remains questionable to date.

It should be recalled that before Rema and Kenzo’s love affair hit rock bottom, the ‘Mugole’ and ‘Omalawo’ singer had established an imminent relationship together to a point of cracking suggestions from the public that they were indeed dating.

Here are some of the photos between Eddy Kenzo and Jazmine;

Rema’s move has since left majority of the public’s eyebrows risen and wondering what could be her motive behind this post.

Here are some of the screenshots of the comments from her post;

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Comedian Alex Muhangi showers fiancée, Prim with charming birthday message

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One of the most celebrated celebrity-couple in the country is labelled to be that of comedian, Alex Muhangi and radio host, Prim Asiimwe.

The two make such an appealing pair, inspirational and define that Love really fills our lives with sense.

Like its renown for ‘power couples’, Alex and Prim have overly chosen to love and support each other even in those moments when they struggle to like each other.

The Comedy Store CEO has always recounted Prim as a ‘sight for sore eyes’ and ‘hot dish’ that any man around the world would be desperate to have on his shoulder.

With this, it’s not a surprise that he solely stands to be the one delivering lovely birthday wishes to the Galaxy FM presenter.

In Alex’s adorable birthday words to Prim, he concedes that behind every great man is not a woman, she is beside him, she is with him, not behind him.

Read Alex Muhangi’s birthday message to lover Prim Asiimwe;

Today is more than just 24 hours to me.

My most intimate friend and mother of my child marks another year since her birth.

I join her to celebrate her life, the memories, the happiness she has breathed into my life ever since we crossed paths.

HBD Prim Asiimwe

For the love birds, magic is in the air and may they be blessed with lots of love and happiness.

Happy Birthday Prim!

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