Helping to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections
Early detection can help to successfully treat STIs
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that can be passed through sexual activity and sometimes during childbirth.
When STIs are treated early, you can prevent many of the negative outcomes of STIs, including infertility in both men and women. Testing and treatment is important for sexually active people and for pregnant women.
There are many different types of STIs. Some of these have symptoms, while others don’t. Some symptoms may take longer to appear. If you have an STI but have no symptoms, you could still pass the STI on to other sexual partners.
Many people don’t notice symptoms when they have an STI.
Left untreated, STIs can affect your health. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, we recommend getting tested as soon as possible.