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#SexualityU18 Camp 2015

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majority Did you know that the vast majority of young people learn about sexual matters and HIV through their friends? Source: UNICEF

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"Can a person with syphilis spread the disease?"

"Yes. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease. A person with syphilis can spread the infection during the first two stages of the disease. If you come in contact with an open sore (first stage) or skin rash (second stage), you can pick up the bacteria that cause the infection. If the bacteria enter your body through an opening such as the penis, anus, vagina, mouth, or broken skin, you can get syphilis. If a person has had syphilis for more than two years, it's unlikely that he or she can spread the disease. Don't take a chance. Use a lubricated…"

"Does Oral sex cause cancer?"

"Oral sex may lead to the woman developing throat cancer due to the Human Papilloma virus (HPV), the same virus that causes cervical cancer. If the man is already infected with the virus, there is a high risk of the partner developing throat cancer if they engage in oral sex. The symptoms of cancer may take a short time to show if one is a smoker or takes alcohol because these substances increase the risk of developing the cancer. If the woman has HPV and the man engages in oral sex, he also may develop throat cancer."

"I don’t like using condoms"

"I think, you should try abstinence but since you claim being very sexually active, I guess that’s not an option for you. I advise you to fall in love with the condom as it is the only solution to your present problems. Many young people always come with excuses as to why they don’t use condoms but fortunately, there are active remedies to all these excuses and let no one lie to you that they are clean- don’t you dare take the risk. As the old adage goes, ‘Better safe than Sorry’- Get wrapped and be safe, the ball is…"

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