Health and STI's

  • College campuses across the US have seen a jump in STI’s among students.  If you think may contacted an STI see a medical provider as soon as possible.
  • STI stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection.  An STI is an infection passed from one person to another through sexual contact, (vaginal, oral, or anal sex).  An infection is when a bacteria, virus, or parasite enters in or on your body. STI’s can also be called STD (sexually transmitted disease).  Some STI’s can be cured, but some cannot. 
  • Some common STD’s are chlamydia, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Herpes, HIV & AIDS
  • Unprotected vaginal sex and anal sex increase your chances of getting a STI.  The easiest way to prevent a STI is to use condoms!
  • Other ways to prevent STI’s are to get vaccinated, get tested, limit the number of sexual partners you have, avoid douching (certain bacteria is good), and avoid alcohol and drug abuse.
  • PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and is an anti HIV medication intended for people who are HIV negative so that they don’t become infected. PrEP is FDA approved and when taken can be highly effective against HIV.