About STIs

In these pages, we explain more about STI transmission, its prevention, and possible tests and treatments, among other things. Click on any of the following links to find out more.

How do you get STIs?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be transmitted in different ways. STIs can be transmitted during unprotected (without a dental dam or condom) sexual contact between

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Oral sex and STIs

Oral sex means using the mouth, lips, or tongue to stimulate a partner’s genitals. There are different forms of oral sex. Oral-vaginal sex (commonly known

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Taking an STI Test

During an STI test, bodily material (blood, urine, or a swab) is collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis. With an at-home test, you

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