Sexual Health

What you need to know about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
– and why

  • STIs can affect anyone.
  • There are at least 25 different STIs and what they all have in common is that they can be spread by sexual contact.
  • Many of them are highly infectious and, if left untreated, can cause serious and permanent damage.
  • Some are not curable.

….that’s why it is so important to know about them.

The best way to avoid an STI is, obviously, not to have close sexual contact and/or sexual intercourse. If you are infected it is important to get treatment as soon as possible – bacterial infections are curable. Prompt medical attention, not only helps you, it also reduces the risk of passingĀ  an infection to others and helps avoid serious medical complications in the future.

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