Good question! To start off, STIs are a common health issue that can happen to anyone, just like any other infection. All STIs are treatable, and many are even curable.
STIs can be categorized into 2 categories, bacterial (such as, gonorrhea and syphilis) and viral (such as HIV, herpes and HPV). Bacterial infections can be cured using antibiotics. While viral infections cannot be cured, they can be treated and managed. The effects vary from each STI and from person to person. If you want to read more about each individual STI, their effects and transmission, check out our info pages:
If you have questions about this topic, feel free to contact one of our peer educators. [Link]
Did you know that Teen Health Source has been around for 25 years! To help celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we’re checking in with some of our previous volunteers. Today we’re hearing from Brhan!
How can you help resist oppression when it doesn’t affect you personally? Even around little things that happen in your everyday life? The answer is allyship.
For the first instalment of our “What To Expect” series, we’re going over some of the basics of what it’s like to go to an appointment for birth control.