2nd March – PREVENTION OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
Slogan: STOP STI (sexually transmitted infection)
Did you know that each year there are about 333 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STI) across the world and that 20-24 year olds are at greatest risk, followed by 15-19 year olds?
Every year, about 1 in 20 young people catch an STI, like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV, hepatitis, herpes… Young women are more susceptible to these infections. Do talk freely to your doctor about your sex life and have the recommended STI tests! Please remember that promiscuous sexual behaviour increases your risk of getting infected.
Did you know you might be infected without signs or symptoms?
You might think you are healthy because you don’t have signs and symptoms at the beginning, even if you are already infected by an STI and you can harm your partner passing the infection on during sex.
Prevention is better than cure!
Remember you can reduce your risk of getting infected by using condoms, in the right way, every time you have sex!
Did you know that Chlamydia can reduce your chance of becoming pregnant?
Chlamydia is a common STI that affects both men and women and can be caught by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who already has the infection. Chlamydia is an important cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which may result in you having difficulties conceiving a baby.