STIs


STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) are transmitted through unprotected sex, including oral and anal sex. If you are sexually active, you can get an STI.

Young Adults

What is an STI?

STIs are sexually transmitted through unprotected sex, including oral and anal sex. They can also be contracted through drug needles. Many people who have an STI don’t have obvious symptoms or signs so it is important to be tested and always practice safe sex.

Warning signs:

  • The most common sign or symptom is having no noticeable signs or symptoms.
  • Skin sores.
  • Warts, blisters, bumps on genitals.
  • Unusual odor.
  • White spots on pubic hair.
  • Itching or burning during urination.

Fact:

25%

of the U.S. population has tested positive for Sexually Transmitted Infections.

What can I do? 

You should be tested anytime you engage in unprotected sexual activity, before having sex with a new partner or more than one partner. You should also be tested for any reason you think you may have been exposed to an STI (condom breaking, transferring bodily fluids, etc).