WHAT ARE STIS?
Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another during sexual contact or exchange of body fluids.
They are caused by micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
They can affect areas of the body other than the genitals.
They do not always cause signs or symptoms.
WHAT ACTIVITIES PUT ME AT RISK OF STIS?
Having vaginal or anal sex without a condom (unprotected sex) can put you at risk of getting an STI. You can also get some STIs from unprotected oral sex and from skin-to-skin contact. Some activities put you at higher risk....
WHAT IS MYCOPLASMA GENITALIUM?
Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that can cause infection of the cervix, urethra (penis), and anus. It is a sexually transmissible infection and is like chlamydia, but less common
There are currently no recommendations for routine testing for mycoplasma genitalium in people who have no symptoms.
HOW DO YOU GET IT?
You can get mycoplasma genitalium by having anal or vaginal sex without a condom with someone who has the infection.
Some people may not have any symptoms but can still pass on the infection.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
If you have a vagina, symptoms...
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Sexually Transmissible Infections
Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) are infections which are passed from one person to another during sexual contact or exchange of body fluids.
These infections include candidiasis (also called yeast infection or thrush) and bacterial vaginosis.
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ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT TAKING PREP AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is a prescription medication which is a combination of two different HIV drugs taken by HIV negative people to prevent them from becoming infected with HIV. When used correctly PrEP is highly effective at preventing HIV infection.
Many people find the idea of a sexual health check awkward or embarrassing. After all, it’s not every day someone you barely know asks you intimate details about your sex life or asks to examine your genitals. But sexual health checks don’t have to be awkward (and many don’t even involve us examining you).
Knowing what to expect - and remembering that nothing you say will shock or embarrass us - will help make your next sexual health check more comfortable.