Are you sexually active? Thinking about it?

Remember to get informed and protect yourself.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the most common infectious diseases of public health importance in North America. They are infections that are spread primarily through person-to-person sexual contact. The second major route of transmission for some STIs is blood-to-blood contact, such as that which occurs when sharing needles among injection drug users. They can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth.

young man and wonam holding up a bannerDid you know that:

  • STIs can occur any time you have sexual contact
  • STIs can affect your general health, well-being and ability to have children
  • it is easier to prevent an STI than to treat one once it has happened

Southern Health-Santé Sud offers many services to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

If you think you may have a sexually transmitted disease, visit: