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)

How do I get an STI?

You can get an STI:

  • if you have direct contact with a person's skin sores caused by an STI
  • if you have direct contact with the inside of the vagina, butt or mouth of someone who has an STI
  • if you have direct contact with body fluids (sperm/semen, vaginal fluid, blood) of someone who has an STI
  • during a SEXUAL ACTIVITY with someone who has an STI

Most STIs are passed on when you or your sexual partner don't use a condom or a latex barrier (like a dental dam or plastic wrap—the kind used in the kitchen) when having vaginal or anal sex or when giving or receiving oral sex.

 
 
 
 
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