It is often
assumed that STI rates may be lower in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) due
to certain religious and cultural norms which differ significantly to Europe
and other parts of the world. However, the rate of Chlamydia infection found in
MENA is parallel to that in other regions across the world.
Nobody is immune to sexually
transmitted infections (STIs). The truth is that, if you are sexually active,
you will always be somewhat at risk. However, there are several ways to reduce your
chance of catching an unwanted infection. Here are Better2Know’s top tips on
As reported in The
National, the UAE aims to significantly reduce the prevalence of Hepatitis C by
targeting specific high-risk groups and communities . The virus, which chronically affects around 71 million people
globally , can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and is a major cause of
Whilst the Internet is handy for many reasons, using social media to obtain health advice is unfortunately not one of them. With an increasing number of people turning to the Internet hoping to gain an explanation for their health problems , it is important to make sure that your source is reliable. If not, this can lead to a false diagnosis and incorrect medication, among many other risks. All information published by Better2Know is reviewed by our highly qualified team of medical experts, so if you are looking for STI advice, you’re in the right place.
It’s not uncommon to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about getting an STI test, but it is important to remember that these feelings are only temporary. Testing for STIs is simple and there are plenty of reasons why you should book your sexual health test today.
Better2Know’s range of screens and tests have been designed by our team of medical experts. It can be difficult to know which is the best option for you. Rest assured that we have a suitable test or screen for everyone. It is important to choose the combination of tests which will relieve any concerns you have about your sexual health.
by The New Arab, Tunisia is set to become the first country in the Arab world to
introduce sex education into schools. This is a positive sign of progress in
improving awareness of sex and sexual health in MENA.
On 1st December, World AIDS Day is
held to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS worldwide, with the hope to end
isolation, stigma, and, ultimately, HIV transmission. This year’s global
campaign focuses on the importance of communities and how “communities
make the difference”.
Maybe you have noticed unusual wart-like symptoms in your genital area, or maybe you are just curious. What are Genital Warts? Are they common? Why are they there? Can I get rid of them? How can I prevent them? Look no further, we have all the answers you need.
Hepatitis is a viral infection which affects the liver. There are many different strains of Hepatitis. Some infections will only last for a short period of time, whilst others can become chronic and lead to serious health problems. Here we explain the main differences between Hepatitis A, B and C, and why it is important to be tested for each.