An STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) is an infection that does not show any physical signs or symptoms. It is contracted from another infected person through sexual activity. It becomes an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) when symptoms appear.
It’s important to remember that not all infected people will have signs or symptoms. Did you know that some STI’s can be spread through all forms of sex and/or intimate skin-to-skin contact (oral sex, anal sex, mutual masturbation). If you used a Condom 100% of the time, correctly, when having sexual intercourse, you would be protected:
HIV by 85%
Gonorrhea by about 50%
Chlamydia by about 50%
Herpes by about 50%
Syphilis by about 50%
HPV by 50% or less
Few studies have been done to see whether condoms reduce the risk of STI’s, including HIV, during oral sex or anal sex.
According to the latest findings of the Alabama Dept. of Public Health, Jefferson County continues to have the highest rate of Syphilis!! Now that you have read the facts – IS SEX SAFE? Sex was not meant to be about fear and disease, Sex is a beautiful gift with one life time partner. Made bad choices? Who hasn’t? Put the past behind you and look to the future!!!
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