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Sexual Health 

What are STIs?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which are also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are communicable diseases that are transferred through sexual contact. STIs are caused by various pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites, and can present without symptoms. However, even asymptomatic cases of STIs can cause long-term health problems, including infertility.


​Common STIs include:


  • ​Chlamydia

  • Gonorrhoea

  • Syphilis

  • Genital herpes

  • Hepatitis B

  • HIV

Am I at risk of STIs?

Any sexually active person is at risk of contracting an STI, but risk is heightened with inconsistent or incorrect use of a condom, multiple sexual partners, and living in areas with high STI incidence. Seeking medical attention for STIs is essential to prevent transmission, manage symptoms, and maintain overall sexual health.

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