What is an STD or STI? 

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI) is a type of infection usually acquired by sexual contact. They can be transmitted through bodily fluids such as semen, blood, or vaginal fluid. They also can be transmitted through a nonsexual way; for example, during pregnancy or sharing needles. 

Information about STDs can be overwhelming! The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) provides one of the the best user-friendly information in breaking down some of the complexities regarding STDs.

Also, to learn more about different STD, how to prevent them and treat them follow these links:

If you want to get tested please visit any of our Hennepin Healthcare Clinics. To learn how to make an appointment press HERE.


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