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STI & STD Lowdown: What Is Syphilis?

Syphilis is an STD caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum; when left untreated, it can cause serious health risks. Is Syphilis very common? In recent years there has been a rise in the disease in

Do You Understand How Alcohol Affects You?

Aside from dodgy dancing and awkward conversations, alcohol affects many parts of the body. Even though nights out are a common part of student life, not everybody knows exactly what’s involved

STI & STD Lowdown: What Are HIV And AIDs?

In our next instalment of our weekly sexual health series, we are focusing on two different infections. Many people conflate the two, when in fact they are two separate things. First, let’s

Living With A Skin Condition

Hi, my name is Katie and yes, I have a skin condition… What is it you ask? I suffer from a genetic condition called Keratosis Pilaris, more commonly known as, “Chicken Skin.” Sounds

The Importance of Peer to Peer Support For Young Adults

According to the World Health Organisation, the number one health issue for young people globally is their mental health. While people can experience mental ill-health at any time of their life, the

STI & STD Lowdown: What Is Gonorrhea?

In the third of our weekly series to highlight the various STIs and STDs that can be contracted, we are focusing on gonorrhoea – the one with the horrible name. The good news is gonorrhoea is