STIs


Most STIs show no signs or symptoms. You should be tested anytime you engage in unprotected sexual activity or before having sex with a new partner.

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STIs are infection that can be passed on through vaginal, oral or anal sex. Although, most STIs are transmitted through the exchange of sexual fluids, some can be passed on through skin to skin genital contact. Did you know 15-24 year olds account for half of all new sexually transmitted infections (STI)? Since many have not been tested, that number could be much higher. The best way to protect against STIs is to wear condoms.

Most STIs show no signs or symptoms. You should be tested anytime you engage in unprotected sexual activity or before having sex with a new partner. You should also be tested for any reason you think you may have been exposed to an STI.

Most common STIs and their symptoms:

Genital warts, infections in the mouth and throat and cancer in the cervix, penis, mouth or throat.

Unusual discharge from your vagina or penis and pain or burning sensation when you pee.

Unusual discharge from your vagina or penis and pain or burning sensation when you pee.

Sores around genitals or mouth or rash on your body.

Painful blisters around the penis, vagina or anus.

Itching, burning or sore genitals.

Vague symptoms that can feel like the flu with muscle aches, fatigue or a slight fever.