What is Sexually Transmitted Infection
As we all know that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are very harmful infections that are actually spread through sexual contact.
These infections can affect anyone who is sexually active, regardless of their gender, age, or sexual orientation.
STIs can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites, & they can be passed from one person to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sex, as well as through skin-to-skin contact.
Chlamydia: a bacterial infection that can cause pain or discharge in the genital area.
Human papillomavirus (HPV): a viral infection that can cause genital warts or lead to cancer.
Herpes: a viral infection that can cause blisters or sores on or around the genitals or mouth.
Syphilis: a bacterial infection that can cause sores or rash on the genitals, mouth, or other parts of the body.
HIV/AIDS: a viral infection that attacks the immune system & can be life-threatening if left untreated.
STIs can be prevented by using barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, during sexual activity.
It's also important to get regular STI screenings, especially if you have multiple sexual partners or have had unprotected sex.
If you think you may have an STI, it's important to see a healthcare provider for testing & treatment.
Many STIs can be treated with antibiotics or antiviral medications, but some may require ongoing treatment & management.
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