DID YOU KNOW?
Most people experience NO symptoms, the only way to be sure is to get tested regularly.
STIs are normally transmitted due to unprotected sex. Practicing safer sex can drastically reduce your risk; however, it isn’t foolproof protection!
They can be transmitted by vaginal, anal, or oral sex, through sharing sex toys that have not been washed, or by infected semen or vaginal fluid getting into your eye. Infected mothers can also pass onto her unborn baby.
STI’s affects around 50% of sexually active individuals. Some organisms are present in (almost) everyone’s urinary tract in small quantities. However, in higher quantities, it can cause an infection which can be transmitted sexually.
In immune-compromised individuals, rarer symptoms can present, such as joint pain and respiratory problems.