What are STIs?

What are STIs?

STIs are infections that are transmitted through having unprotected sex or skin-to-skin contact.

STIs can be caused by:

  • Viruses (such as HIV, herpes and genital warts)
  • Bacteria (such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis), or
  • Parasites (such as crabs, scabies and trichomoniasis)

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