Sexual Health - STIs

Sexually Transmitted Infections, STI's are infections that can be spread from one person to another through oral, anal, and vaginal sex, and sometimes by genital touching. Some infections can also be spread through blood. The symptom that all STI's have in common is the possibility of no symptoms. This means that it is possible to have any one or multiple infections and not have any symptoms. However, here are several symptoms that can be common amongst the different infections. Some of these may include an unusual discharge, burning and/or itching around or in the genital area, sore bumps or blisters around the genitals or rectum, swelling in the groin area. Women may also experience bleeding for the vagina that is not menstrual related, pain in the pelvic area or deep inside the vagina during sex. Some of these symptoms can also be accompanied by flu-like feelings, with fever, chills and aches. The only 100% guaranteed way not to contract a sexually transmitted infection is to abstain from any sexual contact or touching.

If you choose to be sexually active it is important that you are regularly tested for sexually transmitted infections. The health center can provide testing for you. Please call the appointment desk at 325-7539 to schedule your appointment. When you schedule the appointment please let the person who schedules it know what the purpose of your visit will be.

• Chlamydia
• Gonorrhea
• Syphilis
• Trichomoniasis
• Herpes


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