Sexually Transmitted Infections
What is a Sexually Transmitted Infection?
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) are passed on between people during sexual contact. They can be passed on during vaginal, anal and oral sex, as well as through close genital contact with an infected partner.
The only way to protect yourself from infections is to use a condom every time you have sex.
STI’s can fall into one of the following categories:
- Bacterial infections, such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis;
- Viral infections such as genital warts, herpes, hepatitis B and HIV;
- Fungal infections such as thrush;
- Parasitic infections such as pubic lice and trichomonas vaginalis.
Read more about symptoms, how to get tested and where to get tested.
Different Types of STI’s
This page was last updated on February 12, 2019