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Insect bites

In this country, bites from mosquitoes, midges and gnats often cause small bumps to form on your skin that are usually very itchy. Insect bites usually clear up within several hours and can be safely treated at home

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Video: Watch this simple lesson on how to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV

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