STIs are infections that are usually transmitted through sexual contact with someone who has an STI. There are also other ways of getting an STI.

Different STIs

There are many different STIs:

Protection against STIs

Condoms can protect you and your partner against HIV and lower the risk of getting an STI. Vaccines protect against some STIs, for example HPV.


STI treatment

Most STIs can be treated. They can be cured or their symptoms can disappear. STIs can have serious consequences for your health if you are not treated. You can also infect other people.

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