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
  Genital Herpes
  Genital Warts
Hepatitis C (HCV)
Tuberculosis (TB)

Is it easier to get an STI if I have HIV?

No. But since HIV weakens your immune system, it can make other STIs, like herpes, gonorrhea and venereal warts, a lot worse or it can make outbreaks more frequent.

But it's not the end of the world if you get one—the sooner you know you have it, the easier it is to treat.

Using condoms and/or dental dams can help prevent getting most STIs. [Check out the Safer Sex section for more information.]

It's a good idea to get tested regularly. So when you go to your doctor, get checked regularly for STIs. Sexual health clinics can test you, too. [Check out the Getting Help section to get a list of resources in your area.]

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