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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are typically spread through sexual contact. They can be passed in blood, semen or vaginal and other bodily fluids. They can also be spread from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth, through blood transfusions and shared needles. STIs can be spread even when someone isn’t experiencing the symptoms associated with an STI.
If someone believes they have a sexually transmitted infection (STIs), it can be diagnosed through a blood test, urine sample, fluid sample or lesion swabbing.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that are caused by bacteria are easier to treat than viral infections. Depending on the infection, STIs can be treated with antibiotics or antiviral drugs, creams. If tests show that you have an STI, your sex partners — including your current partners and any other partners you’ve had over the last three months to one year — need to be informed so that they can get tested and treated if infected.
- Use condoms and dental dams consistently and correctly
- Get vaccinated for viral STI’s preventable with a vaccine
- Don’t drink alcohol excessively or use drugs
- Communicate with your partner
- Stay with 1 uninfected partner
- Consider male circumcision
- Consider PrEP