Doc Talk #44 – STIs

 

 

There is a huge rise in the number of sexually transmitted infections in Alberta. Social media and ‘hook up’ apps have contributed to this explosion.

It’s now easier than ever to pick up a sexually transmitted infection

How do you know you might have an STI?

Often you might not know. Some STIs may not cause any symptoms or minimal symptoms at all.

If they go untreated, they can have long term consequences including impacting fertility and long term health. Some treatment now can prevent you running into longer term problems.

The only way to know is to get tested!

Here is an awesome website from Alberta Health Services with loads of useful information, advice about testing, treatment and resources for sexual health

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