SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

Having an STI increases the risk of HIV transmission regardless of whether it is the HIV-positive partner or the HIV-negative partner
It is a good idea for anyone having sex to get tested regularly and treated for STIs if necessary 

What is an STI?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are any infection of condition that can be passed from person to person during sexual contact. STIs can be spread through vaginal, oral or anal sex as well as through foreplay or sharing sex toys. Some STIs are spread through body fluids (blood, vaginal fluid, semen or cum, pre-cum and saliva) while other STIs are spread through skin to skin contact. Some STIs can also be transmitted through non-sexual activities such as sharing needles.

Thankfully most STIs are treatable, so if you're are experiencing any symptoms please ensure to see a doctor immediately.

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

GONORRHOEA

CURABLE
Can infect eyes, mouth, penis anus, vagina or throat. May cause burning sensation or pus from penis in men Spread through sexual contact with infected area

SYPHILIS

CURABLE
Serious infection, may cause skin rash or sores but many people have no symptoms. Regular testing needed as can be fatal if untreated. However, if it is caught early it is easily treated.

CHLAMYDIA

CURABLE
Infection that may cause burning when peeing, milky white discharge from penis, or soreness of balls or anus. Spread through sexual contact

VIRAL INFECTIONS

HPV

INCURABLE - VACCINE AVAILABLE - TREATABLE
Virus that may cause the growth of small bumps on skin around anus, genitals or mouth. Spread through contact with infection person.

HIV

INCURABLE - TREATABLE
Virus that attacks your immune system. Fatal without treatment, so testing for HIV is essential. Spread through blood, semen, vaginal fluids.

HERPES

INCURABLE - TREATABLE
Virus that may cause blisters around mouth, anus or genitals Spread through touching

PARASITES

SCABIES

TREATABLE
Tiny mites your skin. Not visible but will cause itchy red bumps Spread with contact with parasite or eggs.

CRABS

TREATABLE
A small parasite visible on the skin. Can cause itching and irritation. Spread though skin to skin contact

What happens if I test positive?

Take comfort in the fact that most STIs are treatable with the correct medication. Seeing a doctor at the first sign of symptoms will ensure that your STI will be treated quickly and easily.

If you have any questions be sure to contact our staff at info@gayadewata.com

We also suggest that contact your most recent sexual partners to advise them that they need to get tested.

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