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Safe sex and sexually transmitted diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases can occur in people with kidney failure just as they can in anyone else.

There may be symptoms, such as genital itching or a discharge from the penis or vagina. However, many sexually transmitted diseases may cause no symptoms, so do not take chances, play it safe!

Some conditions such as HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis may cause particular problems in someone with kidney failure. In particular, it is currently not possible to have a kidney transplant if you are HIV positive (note that these conditions can be transmitted by means other than sex).


4. Periods in women with kidney failure and after transplantation

The National Kidney Federation cannot accept responsibility for information provided. The above is for guidance only. Patients are advised to seek further information from their own doctor.

NKF Controlled Document No. 204: Safe sex and sexually transmitted diseases written: 08/08/2004 last reviewed: 13/03/2019