What are STIs and STBBIs?

What are STBBIs?
STBBIs are sexually transmitted and blood borne infections that can pass from one person to another through the blood and other body fluids during sexual contact.

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Bacterial Infections
Bacterial sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) are caused by bacteria passed from person-to-person during sexual activity. Bacterial infections can be cured using medications. If they are not treated and cured, they may lead to long term complications. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis are all bacterial infections.
Viral Infections
Viral sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) are caused by viruses passed from person to person during sexual activity. Viruses can be treated and managed but not cured. Herpes, Hepatitis A, B, C, HPV and HIV are viral infections. Vaccinations against viruses are available and can prevent some viral infections including Hepatitis A, B, and HPV.
Did you know?
  • You can get STBBIs through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected partner.
  • You can get STBBIs through genital to genital rubbing.
  • Young women's bodies are biologically more susceptible to STBBIs.
  • An infected mother can pass STBBIs to her baby during a vaginal birth.
  • STBBIs are extremely contagious and any sexually active person can get them.
  • People are often re-infected if they have sex before their treatment is completed or if their partners are not treated.
  • Just because you had an STBBI before doesn't mean you won't get it again. All it takes is another exposure to the bacteria or virus.

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