Condom use

You can lower the risk of most STIs:

Use a condom to protect yourself and your partner against STIs and HIV. If you and your partner do not want to use a condom, talk to a health professional about getting tested for STIs or HIV.


Other ways of protection

Get vaccinated against hepatitis B and HPV.
Only use your own injection material, or new material.
If you are pregnant and have an STI, ask a doctor for advice.

Talking to your partner and a health professional

If you have an STI you can infect someone else. Try to talk to your partner about it and encourage him/her to go to a doctor. 

Talk to a health professional for advice.

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