Is Gonorrhoea viral or bacterial?

The idea of having a sexually transmitted infection (STIs) can be distressing, especially if you don’t know much about the infection in question.

In this blog post, we’ll be addressing one of the most common questions people have Googled about STIs: is Gonorrhoea a viral or bacterial infection? Understanding the nature of the infection and how it works is vital for securing your sexual health.

What are the chances of getting an STI from an infected person?

Sexual health is an essential aspect of our lives, and maintaining it means being informed and responsible. One concern that often arises is the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when engaging in sexual activities with someone who may be infected.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how likely it is to get an STI from an infected person, offering you the information and reassurance you need to make informed decisions about your sexual health.

I took medication for my STI. Am I still contagious?

So, you found out you had an STI. You took a test and scheduled an appointment with a doctor to get it treated.

But you may be wondering: after taking medication, are you still contagious? This might be a tricky question to answer for a few reasons.

The right answer can depend on the infection that you have, your overall health, and other factors.

In this article, we’ll explore what STIs are, how they are transmitted, how they are treated, and whether a person can still spread an infection after taking medication.

Can an STI lower my sperm count?

We all know sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can seriously damage your health. From infertility to cancer, STIs are a serious public health concern.

We get asked a lot about the effect of STIs on all areas of health, especially reproductive health. While it’s common for many STIs to cause infertility, we specifically get asked whether an STI can affect a man’s sperm count.

In this blog, we’ll answer this vital question so you can protect your sexual health.

Is a UTI an STI?

Are UTIs and STIs the same thing?

This is a common question we receive from people concerned about their sexual health. While both conditions can cause discomfort and affect your urinary system, they are not the same thing.

In this blog post, we will discuss what UTIs and STIs are, how to tell the difference between them, and why it’s important to seek proper diagnosis and treatment.

Is unprotected anal sex dangerous?

Engaging in unprotected anal sex is a high-risk behaviour that can lead to various sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other health issues.

Considering the potential consequences, taking steps to protect oneself should be a top priority when engaging in such activities.

In this blog post, we will discuss what anal sex is, the risks involved, the STIs one can get, and ways to protect oneself from harm.

Is it Herpes or Thrush?

It’s difficult for some people to know if they have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or not. Still more complex is to tell the difference between one STI and the other.

Two infections that often get confused are Thrush and Herpes. While these infections are both incredibly common and share some symptoms, they are very different.

In this blog post, we’ll be covering what Thrush and Herpes are, how they’re transmitted, the similarities and differences in symptoms, and how to tell them apart.

So, let’s dive in!

Omega-3 and Omega-6: the dynamic duo for optimum health

Are you looking for ways to improve your health and well-being? You might want to take a closer look at your diet and consider incorporating more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

These essential nutrients play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy body, yet most people overlook their importance.

In this blog post, we’ll break down what omega-3 and omega-6 are, how they benefit your health, the signs of any deficiency, and the best food sources to include in your diet.

Understanding the difference between Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea often get confused, and it’s not surprising why. The two bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) share a lot in common, including how they’re transmitted and many of their symptoms. They’re also two of the most common bacterial STIs.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at these two STIs, their similarities and differences, and how to protect yourself.

Is vabbing dangerous?

Every week, a new trend sweeps the internet and causes a stir. One trend that has been gaining popularity is “vabbing”, a new dating technique that has lots of proponents.

So, what is vabbing, and how can it relate to STIs? In this blog, we’ll review what vabbing is, why it’s popular, if it’s dangerous, and what you can do about it.

If you want to protect your sexual health, keep reading!

Can you still get an STI if you wear a condom?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a common concern among sexually active people. But what happens if you don’t wear a condom? Does wearing a condom guarantee protection against all STIs?

The short answer is no, but let’s dive into the details.

In this blog post, we will discuss what STIs are, how they are transmitted, and how condoms help prevent the spread of STIs. We will also explore what STIs are still possible to get while wearing a condom, and what other forms of contraception can be used to stop the spread of STIs.

So, if you’re concerned about your sexual health and want to learn more about condoms and STIs, keep reading!

Can STIs come back on their own?

Many people who have contracted an STI wonder if their infection can come back, even after treatment. This concern is perfectly reasonable. After all, you want to make sure you live a happy and healthy life.

In this article, we’ll discuss what STIs are, how they are transmitted, how they are treated, and how STIs can come back. We’ll also talk about which STIs can come back even after treatment. Whether you want to learn more about STIs or are concerned about a recent infection, this post has everything you need to know.

Do I have anaemia?

Anaemia, a very common blood condition, impacting approximately 1.62 billion people globally, according to the World Health Organization – that’s one in four people on the planet.

This prevalence varies across different regions and demographic groups, with pregnant women and children being the most affected. The high prevalence of anaemia underscores the importance of early detection and treatment to prevent serious health complications.

To learn more about anaemia, its symptoms, and how to get tested for it, kept reading.

Which STDs cause infertility?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), have long been a public health risk, and their prevalence in the last few years has grown significantly in the UK. They affect people of all ages, races, and genders.

STDs can cause severe damage to your health, and one of the most severe health effects of some STDs is the loss of fertility. Infertility can be devastating for anyone, especially those who are actively trying to start a family.

In this blog post, we will explore how different STDs can cause infertility and the preventative measures you can take to protect yourself.

How do you get kidney stones?

Every year, 1 in 10 people in the UK is affected by kidney stones in some way. However, not many people understand what kidney stones are, how they form, and the risk factors associated with them.

This blog post will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the different types of kidney stones, what causes them, the symptoms to look out for, and the potential health risks. Additionally, we’ll give you a recommendation for what to do if you think you might have kidney stones.

The warning signs of Diabetes: what you need to know

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It can lead to serious health complications if left untreated.

But the good news is that Diabetes can be managed, and even prevented, with the right care and lifestyle changes. That’s why it’s important to know the warning signs of diabetes so you can take action early and avoid complications down the line.

In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Diabetes warning signs, including what Diabetes is, the different types of Diabetes, the risk factors, and the symptoms to look out for.

Can you get Herpes in your eye?

You may have heard of Herpes infections that cause cold sores around your mouth or sores on your genitals. But did you know that you can get a Herpes infection in other parts of your body?

Herpes is an incredibly common viral infection, and you can get it lots of different ways. You can get Herpes around your mouth, genitals, anus, and even your eyes.

In this post, we’ll explore how you can get a herpes infection in your eye, as well as the symptoms, causes, and long-term effects.

What does a Syphilitic sore look like?

Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, continue to be a major health risk for any society. As a sexually active person, it is vital to be knowledgeable about different STIs, their symptoms, and modes of prevention.

Syphilis is one such STI. It is a highly infectious disease that spreads through sexual contact, and if left untreated, it can lead to severe health complications.

In this blog post, we will delve into the various aspects of Syphilis with a particular emphasis on Syphilis chancres. A chancre ( SHANG-kər) is a painless genital ulcer usually found at the site of infection by the syphilis bacteria.

I have an itchy anus. Could it be an STI?

Most discussions about STIs tend to lean pretty heavily on infections that can cause symptoms on or around the genitals. And while it’s true that many STIs cause symptoms in the genitals, the genitals are not the only place on the body where an STI can find a home.

Discomfort in the anus can be caused by all sorts of things. From haemorrhoids and anal fissures to yeast infections, pin or thread worms and diabetes, the presence of anal itching can mean the presence of a number of conditions. One of these conditions could be a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

In this blog, we will cover what STIs may cause anal itching and how you can get tested for them.

Can you pass on or contract an STI without ejaculation?

Many people that have a sexual encounter with a new partner don’t always fully appreciate the risks involved. So, many people might wonder, after the fact, what kind of behaviours may have put them in harm’s way.

One question that can arise in such a situation is whether you can get an STI without ejaculation.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the likelihood of passing on or contracting an STI without ejaculation so you can take steps to protect your sexual health.

What is a Gonorrhoea rash?

No one likes getting rashes – they’re irritating and unpleasant.

Most rashes are completely harmless – the result of chafing, dry skin, or a benign allergic reaction. However, other rashes can indicate something far more serious.

One of the more serious causes of a rash is Gonorrhoea.

In this post, we will discuss Gonorrhoea, what a Gonorrhoea rash can look like, and provide a list of other STIs that can cause rashes.

Is Mononucleosis an STI?

Mononucleosis, also called the kissing disease, is a common viral illness that can affect anyone. It’s often associated with students and young people because it spreads through close contact like kissing, sharing food and drink, and coughing and sneezing.

But is it an STI? That’s a common question among people concerned about their sexual health.

In this blog, we’ll explore what mononucleosis is, how it’s spread, and whether it’s an STI.

Safeguarding Ukrainian Troops’ Health on the Front Lines

In a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian war effort, Better2Know, a renowned global healthcare provider, has made a significant contribution to support the health and well-being of Ukrainian soldiers and other personnel working on the front lines. Recognizing the pressing need for COVID-19 testing and protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Better2Know has generously donated 6,000 COVID-19 rapid tests and 1,000 condoms. These essential supplies will be transported via trucks to field hospitals and front lines, where they will play a vital role in safeguarding the troops and key personnel from infections and associated risks.

Understanding the differences between viral and bacterial conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is an incredibly common condition and can be caused by a variety of things. Two of the most common causes of conjunctivitis are viral and bacterial infections.

While they share similar symptoms, such as redness and irritation in the eye, there are a few key differences between the two that are important to know.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at viral and bacterial conjunctivitis, including the symptoms, causes and how you can get tested for what may cause them.

STI diagnoses hit record levels in England

England has seen a sharp rise in the number of diagnosed sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with diagnoses of Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia the highest on record last year, new figures show.

What is Coeliac Disease, and do you have it?

Do you often feel bloated after eating, suffer from skin rashes, or have joint pain? These could all be signs of an autoimmune disorder known as Coeliac Disease.

Coeliac Disease is a serious condition that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms and even long-term health problems if left untreated. Therefore, it’s important to understand the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition so that you can manage it effectively.

In this blog post, we’ll explore what Coeliac Disease is and discuss how to determine whether or not you may have it. We’ll also provide some tips on managing your symptoms and offer information about our Coeliac Home Test Kit, which provides an easy way to test for the presence of Coeliac antibodies in your blood.

Outercourse: what it is, how to practice it, and its benefits

Sexual health is an essential aspect of our lives, and it’s critical to approach it in a way that’s healthy and safe for everyone involved.

One practice that’s increasingly becoming popular among individuals and couples who want to limit the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), while still enjoying sexual intimacy, is outercourse.

Outercourse is an umbrella term used to describe non-penetrative sexual activities, including kissing, hugging, rubbing, and touching, but without the penetration involved in vaginal sex, anal sex, and oral sex.

In this blog post, we’ll examine outercourse, its benefits, how to practice it, and what sexual acts count as outercourse.

Better2Know wins at Insider Made in the North West Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce that Better2Know won the Medical, Life Sciences & Healthcare Award at the Insider Made in the North West Awards 2023.

Can you have Syphilis and not know it?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. What’s concerning about Syphilis is that it can often go undetected, and many people can have Syphilis and not know it.

In this blog post, we will dive deep into whether someone can have Syphilis and not know it, and how the STI can become dormant, ensuring that the people who have it may not know they have it.

How to know when to get a thyroid test

Have you ever experienced unexplainable fatigue, weight gain, or a rapid heartbeat?

These symptoms could be a sign that you have a thyroid disorder.

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that produces hormones that regulate metabolism and control many bodily functions. When the thyroid gland produces too much or too little of these hormones, it can lead to health problems.

One of the best ways to measure thyroid function is through a thyroid test. In this blog post, we will discuss how to know when to get a thyroid test so that you can ensure your overall health.