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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS


STIs (sexually transmitted infections), also known as STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), are infections that spread from one person to another through sexual contact.  If you are sexually active, you may be at risk for getting an STI such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis.  Many people with STIs do not have symptoms but are still able to give the illness to others. Leaving an STI untreated can lead to serious health problems. Use this site as a resource to answer all the questions you may have.​​​​​

Your sexual health is important and staying safe from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) is about knowing the facts. In Boston, 3 infections make up the majority of the STIs in the community. These are Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. To keep you better educated and protected against these common STIs read, download and print the fact sheets below. These fact sheets include information about the signs and symptoms of STIs, when to get tested, and how to prevent these infections. Remember, staying educated is the best way to protect yourself!
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