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Taking Care of Me: STI Prevention, Treatment, and Stigma

You deserve a healthy and enjoyable sex life. Talking about safer sex with your partners, using condoms and dental dams, and getting tested regularly can help make that happen.

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Let’s Talk About (Safer) Sex:

Conversations about safer sex don’t have to be cringey. Check out these easy tips on how to talk to your partners about staying safe while you get sexy. 

STIs 101

What are STIs?

STIs are infections that are passed from one person to another during sexual activities.

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What Should I Do if I Get an STI?

Here’s your to-do list to get the answers you need. 

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STD vs STI — What’s the Difference?

Hint: there isn’t really a difference. 

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Six Things Sex Educators Wish You Knew About STIs

1 in 5 people has an STI.

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Safer Sex

Sexual health care is self-care! Learn how to protect yourself and your partners from sexually transmitted infections

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How Do I Talk to My Parents About Birth Control and STIs?

Talking to a parent about sex might feel awkward at first. But it can also be really helpful and bring you closer together.

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Get Tested

It all starts with taking care of you. Make an appointment to get tested at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center.

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How To Talk About Having Safer Sex

Nervous to talk about safer sex with your partner? We've got you.

Practice makes perfect!

Download these activities to help you become an expert on STIs and take care of your sexual health.

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It's TRUE!

In fact, STIs usually don’t cause symptoms -- people may not even know when they have one. Check out these resources to learn more about STI prevention, treatment, and stigma.