Sexually transmitted infections
You can get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) any time you have sexual contact with your partner’s genitals, mouth, or rectum. Some STIs can be spread during childbirth or while breast-feeding. If you’re younger than 25 and sexually active, come in once a year to be screened for STIs.
Protect yourself from STIs by practicing safer sex with all partners, especially if you or they have high-risk sexual behaviors.
Chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can spread from one partner to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact. Treat chlamydia right away and …Learn More About Chlamydia >
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can spread from one partner to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact. It usually infects the urethra and/or cervix. It …Learn More About Gonorrhea >
HPV and genital warts symptoms
Most women don’t have symptoms so you can pass HPV and genital warts to your sex partners without knowing it. You are contagious until you have been treated. When symptoms …Learn More About HPV and genital warts symptoms >
Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It can spread from one partner to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact. Genital herpes infections …Learn More About Genital herpes >
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). You can become infected with syphilis simply from close contact with an infected person’s genitals, mouth, or rectum. You don’t have to have …Learn More About Syphilis >
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that infects and destroys certain white blood cells (called CD4+ cells) that are an important part of the body’s immune system. If HIV …Learn More About HIV >
Trichomoniasis, sometimes called trich (or “trick”), is caused by a tiny parasite and spread by sexual contact. It is more common in women than in men and can cause problems …Learn More About Trichomoniasis >
Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver and, over time, can cause serious liver damage. You might even need a liver transplant in the case of severe liver …Learn More About Hepatitis B >