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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person. Anyone can become infected and some individuals are infected after only one sexual encounter.
Many viral infections, such as Herpes, Genital Warts (Human Papilloma Virus), HIV and Hepatitis B can be treated and managed, but there is no known “cure” for these STIs. Hepatitis C is a viral infection with options for a cure. Bacterial STIs such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis usually respond to antibiotics. However, antibiotic resistance is a growing concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers Gonorrhea drug resistance an urgent threat.
You can help prevent STIs through safer sexual behavior, in particular consistent and correct condom use. Stamps Health Services provides low cost testing to students and eligible spouses.
Regardless of your gender identity,
You should be tested for STIs if you have symptoms, are currently sexually active, have a new sexual partner, have multiple sexual partners, have had unprotected sex, have been diagnosed with a STI in the past and/or share injection needles.
To schedule an appointment to get tested or treated
Stamps Health Services provides HIV prevention and treatment support
LGBTQIA Care at Stamps Health Services
Counseling and support for concerns regarding sexual trauma
More information on specific STIs
Herpes Simplex Virus
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Other STIs (Chancroid, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Mycoplasma genitalium)
You can help protect yourself against some infections transmitted through sexual activity. Available vaccinations include:
Information on sexual health and free condom distribution is available here.
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