- Exposure to someone with a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
- Exposure means: contact (oral, vaginal or anal) through sex with someone who has an STI or has STI symptoms
- Symptoms of STIs differ and sometimes there are none.
- Also in this care guide: How to prevent STIs and Facts about 12 STIs.
- STIs are sexually transmitted infections that are spread through sex (vaginal, anal, and/or oral).
- Examples of STIs are chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, HIV, genital warts, and trichomonas.
- Some STIs can be cured with antibiotics (e.g., gonorrhea, chlamydia).
- Some STIs cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be reduced (e.g., herpes, HIV) by taking prescription meds.
Types of STIs
This guide covers facts about the infections listed below. Go to the specific topic in Care Advice that you have questions about:
- AIDS (HIV)
- Bacterial Vaginosis (female only)
- Hepatitis B
- Herpes Simplex (genital)
- Lice (genital or pubic)
- Molluscum Contagiosum (genital)
- Trichomonas Infections
- Warts (genital)
- Yeast infections