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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Conditions & Treatments

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – are those spread by sexual contact. They may also be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus before or during delivery.

Exposure to an STI can occur anytime a person has sex or close contact that involves the genitals, mouth or rectum with another person.

STIs include:

If you think that you have been exposed to an STI, it is important to be evaluated promptly by a health professional. This will help prevent serious health problems for yourself and reduce the risk of transmitting the infection to others.


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