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Non-specific Infections

Description:

These are group of infections caused by various bacteria.

Cause:

  • Intimate genital contact
  • Unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex
  • Infected fingers to eyes
  • Unprotected rimming (mouth to anus contact)
  • From an infected pregnant mother to her baby
  • Or the cause may be unknown

Symptoms:

Women:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Vulval irritation
  • Stinging or burning sensation when you pass urine

Men:

  • Discharge from penis
  • Stinging or burning sensation when you pass urine

Treatment:

  • Antibiotics – for you and your partner(s)

Prevention:

  • Protect your sexual health - always use a new condom correctly and put it on before you have sex

(Source: Health Service Executive (HSE), 2007)