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Sexually transmissible infection (STIs) are common. Anyone who has sex can get an STI – even if you practise safe sex most of the time. Not all STIs have obvious symptoms so you may not know you have one. Most STIs can be treated. If untreated, they can have serious effects on your health. Get an STI test at least once a year - usually with a simple blood test or urine sample. Condoms are the best protection.

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Reviewed on: 06-07-2022