What is co-infection?
What is an STI?
How do I get an STI?
How will I know if I have an STI?
Is it easier to get an STI if I have HIV?
Will douching stop you from getting STIs?
Common Crotch Concerns
  Chlamydia
  Gonorrhea
  Genital Herpes
  Genital Warts
Hepatitis C (HCV)
Tuberculosis (TB)

What is co-infection?

A co-infection is another illness you may get along with having HIV or AIDS. People who don't have HIV or AIDS can also get these illnesses. Also, you can be co-infected with two different strains of HIV.

If you have HIV/AIDS and another infection, it's really important to see a doctor. You might need special attention when it comes to treating both infections.

Examples of coinfections:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Hepatitis C (Hep C or HCV)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

 
 
 
 
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